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THE THIRD MOTHER NEWS:

View It While You Can: 'Mother of Tears' U.S. Trailer Spied on YouTube

August 27, 2007 -- Dario Argento's "Mother of Tears" now has an English-language trailer -- dubbed in traditional Argento style. Tragically it appeared on YouTube with a shaky cam, but here it is:

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Canadian Premiere Date: 'Mother of Tears'

August 2, 2007 -- Dario Argento's "Mother of Tears" will screen for the first time in North America, Thursday, Sept. 6 at the Toronto International Film Festival.

As the official site for TIFF announces: "Italian horror fans rejoice! The maestro of cinematic murder, Dario Argento, is back with the long-awaited conclusion of his The Three Mothers trilogy (SUSPIRIA and INFERNO were the first two films) with THE MOTHER OF TEARS. Archaeology student Sarah Mandy (Asia Argento, the director's daughter) opens an ancient urn that releases the demonic forces of a powerful witch. Havoc explodes in the streets of Rome as waves of suicide and violent crime herald the dark priestess' rebirth. The Age of Witches is at hand, but Sarah is the only one who can save the world from descending into a hellstorm of supernatural chaos. Also starring Udo Kier and Daria Nicolodi."

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High Quality 'Third Mother' Trailer!

July 21, 2007 -- Plus, we've also got an excellent view of the poster. Most importantly, the first high quality trailer for Dario Argento's "Third Mother" film is up. View it in all its glory! Stream the trailer right now here.

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Cast and Crew List for 'Third Mother'

July 12, 2007 -- Dario Argento's official site is now live, and although it's all in Italian, it still lists the cast and full crew credits for "The Third Mother." Of note: No sign of Jessica Harper and no sign of Philip Glass. The site definitely has cool music. The site appears to indicate that Argento will be the guest of honor at the Festival of Fear in Toronto in August. For "Third Mother," though, it lists the cast and crew and here they are:

Scritto da
Dario Argento, Jace Anderson , Walter Fasano, Adam Gierasch, Simona Simonetti

Cast
Asia Argento ... Sarah Mandy
Udo Kier ... Padre Johannes (l’esorcista)
Cristian Solimeno ... Enzo Marchi
Daria Nicolodi ... Elisa Mandy
Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni ... Giselle
Moran Atias ... Mater Lacrimarum
Philippe Leroy ... Alchimista
Valeria Cavalli ... Marta
Araba Dell'Utri ... Witch
Clive Riche ... Uomo col Cappotto
Adam James ... Michael Pierce
Massimo Sarchielli... Direttore del museo
Jun Ichikawa ... Katerina
Robert Madison ... Agente Lissoni
Silvia Rubino ... Elga
Gisella Marengo ... Strega
Tommaso Banfi ... Padre Milesi
Franco Leo ... Monsignor Brusca

Prodotto da
Claudio Argento, Dario Argento, Kirk D'Amico, Giulia MarlettaLee Wilson

Musiche di Claudio Simonetti


Fotografia di Frederic Fasano

Montaggio di Walter Fasano

Casting Morgana Bianco

Scenografie di Francesca Bocca, Valentina Ferroni

Trucco Giorgio Gregorini, Luca Vannella

Direttore di produzione Alessio Angelucci, Giorgio Turletti

Aiuto regista
Alvise Barbaro .... Aiuto regista
Leopoldo Pescatore .... primo assistente alla regia
Luca Padrini .... secondo assistente alla regia

Effetti speciali
David Bracci, Sergio Stivaletti

Effetti visivi
Christopher Ahrens, Sébastien Bergeron, Julie Bergman, Stefano CamberiniTodd LiddiardAdam MarisettStephen PaschkePablo Mariano Bruce RiegerLisa K. SeppPaolo VerrucciLee Wilson
Check out Argento's official Italian site here.

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'Third Mother'/'Mother of Tears' Trailer

June 7, 2007 -- It leaked today:

 


'Third Mother' Gets Neutered

May 30, 2007 -- When it hits screens in Italy this October, Dario Argento's "Third Mother" will be in a cut form. Journalist Alan Jones told DarkDreams.org: "When it is released in cinemas in italy this october, it will have a 16 rating! This means all the hardcore gore will be missing." But an uncut DVD is still planned. 


'Mother of Tears'/'Third Mother' Bloodiest That Argento Has Ever Made

May 22, 2007 -- The Here's exactly what Argento told British journalist Alan Jones at Cannes: "It's the bloodiest film I've ever made. Without question. You just saw a minimal amount. You won't believe how much blood is spilt in the final film. I've done what eveyone wants and I know they're going to like it. It has the colours and the style of my 70s pictures and I couldn't be happier with how it's turned out"." Thanks to DarkDreams.org.


'Mother of Tears'/'Third Mother' Premieres in October

May 20, 2007 -- The Hollywood Reporter says that the third film in the trilogy started with "Suspiria" will have its world premiere at the RomaCinemaFest, in Rome October 18-27. [MORE]


Footage From Argento's 'Third Mother' Screens at Cannes -- Philip Glass Contributes to the Score

Chi è questo strano figuro?

May 18, 2007 -- Hot on the heels of an announcement from the Cannes Film Festival that an Italian film company is readying a remake of Dario Argento's "Suspiria," new footage from the second sequel to "Suspiria," which is being called either "The Third Mother" or "The Mother of Tears," screened at the Cannes Film Festival in France! Here's what Alan Jones via DarkDreams.org told us about it:

"Myriad premiered 20 minutes of footage from MOTHER OF TEARS: THE THIRD MOTHER (US title) today (May 17) at 9.30 am at the Gray 3 cinema. The place was packed After a credit roll, and a warning that what we would be shown was very graphic and violent, eight lenghty scenes from the movie were unveiled. I do not want to go into specifics because major plot points were revealed. But the full opening was shown with Asia and Coralina opening the Mother of Tears' urn and the arrival of the demons and the evil monkey. The powder puff scene was next. This was the stuff I saw being filmed in Turin really well put together where Asia is shown how to summon up the spirit of her mother. Then it was the lesbian death scene carried out by the Man in the Overcoat with torture implements.

Autocitazione da Phenomena?

"Exorcist Udo Kier's major scene followed, plus Asia running through the panicked strrets of Rome. Adam James major moment followed that with the finale reserved for the entrance of the Mother of Tears herself. I will say it was gory to the max and all the effects looked fantastic. The vibe in the room was mixed. People laughed at the monkey but all jumped at a terrific demonic scare. Talking to everyone afterwards the feeling was the acting was variable (what's new), the scripting had too much exposition (ditto) but that it was beautifully shot - lots of steadicam through the museum - and the photography was fabulous.

"You can't judge any movie in this bitty way so let's hope it all comes together by final print stage. An unqualified success though is Simometti's music. Wonderful. I'm still gagging to see the whole thing put together. October 18 is now the official Italian premiere date, it's opening the Rome Festival. Dario and Asia arrive in Cannes tonight for the restored SUSPRIA screening in the Cannes Classics strand. A very pecular credit has appeared on the film - music by Goblin and Philip Glass!"

 

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First Batch of Official Images

May 17, 2007 -- Whether it's called the "Mother of Tears" or "The Third Mother," more and more info and images are sprouting up from the most anticipated horror film since George Romero's "Land of the Dead." An Italian cinema blog posted the first official images from the film. [MORE]


Argento in a 'Stand Off' Position with 'Third Mother'

May 14, 2007 -- The second sequel to "Suspiria" is in trouble, with Dario Argento in total disagreement with distributors over what should be cut from the film. Here's the latest from UK journalist Alan Jones' official blog: For all you Argento fans the news isn’t good on The Third Mother front. Dario’s long-awaited sequel to Suspiria and Inferno is becoming something of a cause celebre in Italy and is having many ranting column inches devoted to it in the newspapers and magazine’s there. Distributor and producer Medusa reeled in shock at Dario’s first cut of the supernatural shocker that went far beyond any extreme they imagined. Didn’t they read the script? So they sent him back into the editing rooms to make it more ‘mainstream’, i.e. attractive to overseas buyers who they thought wouldn’t touch it with a barge pole in the original version. So far they’ve been right. The problems are all to do with the depiction of perverse sex in the witch gathering satanic scenes and one cannibal killing of a major character.

In my view their reaction completely misses the point. Suspiria was a huge worldwide hit because it broke so many taboos and barriers and is a classic due to Dario’s vivid and masterly interpretation. That’s what his fans want again, not a compromised vision. But, of course, we are now in the post Grindhouse meltdown and investments must be protected. If film companies looked at that scenario properly they would realise the financial folly of trying to make something like Grindhouse mainstream rather than play it in the natural homes of true grindhouse movies. Strange that ace marketers Harvey and Bob Weinstein got that so wrong and we will now have to suffer the stupid damage control of their wrong-headed campaign. Let’s see if the uncut Tarantino version in Cannes goes someway to addressing the fall-out.

Argento is now in a standoff position with Medusa. He’s not one to suffer fools gladly and is prepared to fight his corner. His reputation is still so great in Italy that it will be an interesting face-off. I hope for his sake, and ours, he wins and we see The Third Mother in all its gory and orgy glory.

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Spoilers From 'The Third Mother' (aka 'Suspiria 3')

April 16, 2007 -- OdetoAzia, the ultimate Asia Argento fansite, has posted a spoilerish plot synposis of the new Dario Argento film -- second sequel to "Suspiria" -- starring none other than cult movie icon Asia Argento, daughter of Dario. It's translated from the April 5 edition of L'Espresso, presumably an Italian magazine. Here it is:

In the first two installments of the “Witches Trilogy,” Dario Argento told the stories of two “Mothers”: Mater Suspiriorum in Freiburg (”Suspiria”) and Mater Tenebrarum in New York (”Inferno”). In “The Third Mother,” the focus is on another Mother–Mater Lacrimarum–the only survivor of the trio. This witch has been “sleeping” (in Rome) for centuries and is awakened by Sarah Mandy, a young American student from the Ancient Art Museum.

Mandy opens a mysterious urn. Inside is a red tunic, a dagger, and three talismans that allow the horrible witch to regain her powers, beauty, and youth. (The witch is played by the Israeli model Moran Atias.) The effects over the Eternal City are quickly seen: sudden or mysterious deaths, inexplicable suicides, and crimes of all kinds. While Sarah always mysteriously finds a way of escaping, her friend is killed by a bloody-thirsty little monkey, the baby boy of the museum’s director, Mario Galimberti, disappears, and the person who sent Mandy the urn is killed by a stroke. With the frightful power of Mater Lacrimarum now free from its prison, other powerful witches from around the world converge on Rome to pay homage to the most beautiful and cruelest of the three Mothers.

The police doesn’t help. It is convinced that Sarah and Mario are liars. As a result, the only people fighting the witches’ supernatural powers are the trio of Sarah, Mario, who is trying to save his own son, and the exorcist (Udo Kier).

Sarah then finds out she has supernatural powers. She doesn’t know the source of her powers until she finds out that her mother Elisa was a spiritual, healing, white witch, who was killed by Mater Suspiriorum, the mother of Sighs.

The priest tells Sarah and Mario the story of the three mothers, inspired by one of the maestros from gothic literature, Thomas De Quincey. A thousand years ago, on the coast of the Black Sea, three sisters gave life to witchcraft and wandered for years around the world causing death and destruction. Two were defeated and destroyed, but the third–Mater Lacrimarum–is back in all of her horror. The explanation is interrupted by the arrival of Valerya, the Ukrainian governess who, under the influence of the Mother of Tears, murders the priest.

However, in the underground, three demons and the old witch feed on the remains of the kidnapped baby. Elisa materializes in the powder that rises from a powder-box to warn her daughter Sarah of the growing danger of Mater Lacrimarum. The danger arrives quickly: the three demons and little murderous monkey enter the house where Sarah is staying. Within a few seconds and with the use of special effects, they kill Sarah’s two friends. Upset, Sarah wanders through the street of Rome until she cathes a glimpse of a familiar face—it is Mario. However, he can’t help her. Defeated by the witches, he has become a zombie. He is losing blood through his cut throat and tries to kill his former ally. Sarah manages to get away one more time. She sprays Mario with a flammable liquid–oh the dangers of a cigarette! He becomes a human torch.

Deciding to see things clearly, Sarah contacts Guglielmo De Witt (Philippe Leroy), a paralytic architect and alchemist, who sends her to Palazzo Varelli, which is rumored to be the Mother of Tears’ shelter. And it is indeed. In the basement of the building, Sarah finds nightmarish visions inspired by Bosch’s “The Garden of Earthly Delights.” In a room lit by candles, Mater Lacrimarum stands at an old altar surrounded by women in ecstasies who make sure to tear to pieces all of the men that Sarah could rely on. Attacked by the murderous little monkey, even Sarah is dragged in front of the witch. However, Sarah quickly tears the red tunic, which catches fire. The disconcerted witches move back, and the Mother’s power is over. All hell breaks loose, and while Sarah looks for someone to help her, Argento’s new film ends with earthquakes, quicksands, and floods of corpses—all in a show of special effects.

“The Third Mother” enables the director to reunite two ladies from his private and cinematographic life. Sarah is played by Asia Argento, his daughter and the protagonist of many of his films. Elisa is played by Daria Nicolodi, the director’s “historical” companion and Asia’s mother. Nicolodi was the screenwriter of “Suspiria” and acted in “Inferno,” and in many other of the director’s films.

Meanwhile, here's a massive (and sexually explicit) image of Asia from the film. Click here for it.

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Simonetti's Score for 'Third Mother' Is Finished

April 9, 2007 -- A note on Claudio Simonetti's forum located here indicates that the music has been recorded for Dario Argento's "The Third Mother." He worked about four months on the soundtrack, which features nods to Jerry Goldsmith, Bernard Herrmann and Carl Orff -- so expect a classical style. The film's cinematography is dark and beautiful, according to a translation of the site. There is also a 4-minute and 10-second sequence with no cuts, which features Asia Argento entering a house. Thanks to DarkDreams.org for the translation.

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Argento's 'Third Mother' to Be Cut -- Gets Oct. 31, 2007 Release Date

March 18, 2007 -- Dario Argento's much-anticipated second sequel to "Suspiria" is being cut for censors -- and has a release date of Halloween, 2007. Argento's official site reported on the release date and the fact that the film is being cut by Medusa, the film company that's releasing it, for "excessive" violence. Presumably they're looking to get an R rating in the U.S. But, not surprisingly, the site reports that the scenes could end up on the DVD. It's hard to tell if that Halloween release date is Europe or America. Meanwhile, Argento is involved in the "Deep Red" musical being produced in Italy and former Goblin leader Claudio Simonetti is involved in the musical side of things on the project.

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More on the 'Deep Red' Musical

March 8, 2007 -- While we eagerly await the release of Dario Argento's "Third Mother" film, news is breaking on the musical version of his masterpiece/film/classic "Deep Red." "Vitali and Daverio had the idea of turning the 1975 cult film profondo rosso into a musical and convinced Dario to supervise the production. The show, directed by Stivaletti together with Fornasari, opens in Ferrara on October 7th with a spectacular scenic design and soon after it'll be performed in Milan and Rome. Stivaletti's bet is to keep on stage the victims even after their deaths with the help of special deforming mirrors so that the audience will be able to see the decomposing bodies still capable of interacting with the living. Besides the ballet, the major element in the musical is the chorus which, in an atmosphere that mixes grand guignol, Greek tragedy and surrealism, underlines the high points, murders included. As far as the plot is concerned, the adaptation is faithful to the film and it seems that the final decapitation will be particularly well performed. The score, which keeps some of the film themes, will be written by Simonetti."

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Dario Argento's 'Deep Red' to Become a Musical?

February 11, 2007 -- Ugh. Well, while we patiently wait for Dario Argento's new movie to make its way to theaters, word has struck that his greatest film of all time will become a musical. "Deep Red": The Musical?!?!?! It's happening according to this Italian news story.. DarkDreams.org discovered the official Web site (in Italian) of the musical adaptation here. Seems like a musical of "Carrie" works in a campy sort of way, but a musical of "Deep Red"? Maybe worth a trip to Rome to see.

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French Book Features Image From Argento's 'Mother'

January 22, 2007 -- Undeniably the most hotly anticipated horror titles in a decade or more for fans of Dario Argento, "The Third Mother" has been shooting in Italy. A French book has published a rare still from the movie. And here it is:

The book includes an interview with the man too. Click here for more on the book. His new movie is the second sequel to "Suspiria" and stars Asia Argento.

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Better View of 'Third Mother' Clip

January 17, 2007 -- Here's a YouTube clip from Dario Argento's "The Third Mother."

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Clips From Argento's 'The Third Mother' (aka 'Suspiria 3')

January 15, 2007 -- A preview of Italian films (in English) features footage from Argento's second sequel to "Suspiria." Click here for it!

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Photos, Report from 'Suspiria 3' Set

December 7, 2006 -- Fango has posted a report with photos from the set of Dario Argento's second sequel to "Suspiria." Click here for it.

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IMDB: 'Mother of Tears' Now Being Called 'The Third Mother,' and Features Jessica Harper

November 23, 2006 -- Now it looks like Dario Argento's "Mother of Tears" has been renamed "The Third Mother" and Jessica Harper (star of the first film in the trilogy, "Suspiria") has joined the cast!

Click here for the IMDB page!

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Photos, Report from 'Mother of Tears'

November 22, 2006 -- The first set photos have emerged from Dario Argento's "Mother of Tears." A report from DarkDreams.org has also detailed what it was like seeing Daria Nicolidi show up for the first time on the set of a Dario Argento film in well over 20 years: "I witnessed Italian Horror History being made on November 15, 2006. In a distinctively Dario rococo decorated apartment on the Corso Govone in the swankiest of Turin neighbourhoods, three generations of Argentos came together as one. Finally. There was Dario and Daria Nicolodi, joking and laughing, doting on their grand-daughter Anna-Lou as all three lovingly watched Asia act out one of the key scenes in THE THIRD MOTHER,the hugely anticipated sequel to SUSPIRIA and INFERNO. When Daria took her first, admittedly, hesitant steps on set, it was like royalty had arrived."

Click here for the complete report and photos from the filming.

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Argento's 'Mother of Tears' to Be 'Eye' Opening

November 8, 2006 -- According to an interview in an Italian newspaper, 'Mother of Tears' will live up to its title.

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Asia Argento's character is reportedly going to have her eyes forced open by a painful device, accoring to an interview in the Italian newspaper "Il Corriere della Sera." Sounds a little like Argento's "Opera", does it not?

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Hamburg Theater Presents Argento Classics

November 2, 2006 -- While we wait for Dario Argento to finish "Mother of Tears," a Hamburg theater is presenting some of his films on the big screen throughout the month. Unfortunately, my German is nonexistent, but here's a link to festival," which will screen films like "Bird with the Crystal Plumage" and "Suspria".

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Argento's 'Mother of Tears' Filming Now

October 30, 2006 -- Dark Dreams has posted a report from the filming of Dario Argento's "Mother of Tears," which reveals some plot details. It appears Asia Argento awakens an evil not seen since the first two "Mother" films in Argento's trilogy: "Suspiria" and "Inferno."Here's the report from Dark Dreams.

"Hi Nick, Just to let you know, I'll be in Turin for MOTHER OF TEARS on November 12 for four days. I chose these dates because that's when scriptwriters Jace Anderson and Adam Gierasch will also be on set and they have some great stories about working with Dario. He calls them his 'slaves'! I will hopefully catch the first day of Daria Nicolodi's filming schedule too. Others in the cast include Argento favourites Udo Kier, and Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni. My mate Cristian Solimeno (FOOTBALLER'S WIVES) is also in the cast playing one of the cops on the trail of Mater Lachrymarum, reborn thanks to Sarah Mandy's (Asia) over-zealous archeological efforts. The cinematographer is Frederic Fasano (DO YOU LIKE HITCHCOCK?, SCARLET DIVA) and the special effects (digital, and visual) are being done by the MASTERS OF HORROR crew of Lee Wilson, Sebastian Bergeron and Lisa K. Sepp. Myriad (JEEPERS CREEPERS) are still involved as American co- producers with that company's Kirk D'Amico listed alongside Dario, Claudio and Guilia Marletta on the production front. Lee Wilson is also the consulting producer. The budget seems to be enough, I know the script is great, so I think all the signs are good for Dario coming up with a worthy successor to SUSPIRIA and INFERNO. Early days yet but it is also my intention to get Dario and Asia to agree in principle to appearing at FrightFest 2007 for the UK premiere. Many factors still have to be considered of course - the international release date, who the UK distributor will be - but this is the plan."

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Variety Confirms 'Mother of Tears' Casting

October 19, 2006 -- Variety finally confirmed that Asia Argento is headlining Dario Argento's "Mother of Tears," along with additional members of the cast. Here's today's story:

Argento toplines 'Mother of Tears'

ROME — Asia Argento will topline her father Dario Argento's English-language horror pic "The Mother of Tears," billed as the third installment in the cult helmer's "Three Mothers" trilogy.

Asia Argento, whose credits include "Marie Antoinette" and "XXX," will play an American art student who unwittingly unleashes a plague of witches in Rome by opening an ancient urn.

Pic, which is being co-produced by Italy's Medusa with Myriad Pictures, is being touted as Dario Argento's return to the slasher-style filmmaking that won him a following.

Shooting is set to start Oct. 30 in Rome, with plans to move after one week to Turin, where the Piedmont Film Commission is providing location and accommodation incentives.

Rounding out the cast are Udo Kier ("Dogville"), Massimo Sarchielli ("Under the Tuscan Sun"), and Philippe Leroy ("The Bible").

Screenplay is co-penned by U.S. scribe duo Jace Anderson and Adam Gierasch ("Toolbox Murders") with Argento.

Previous pics in Argento's "Three Mothers" trilogy are "Suspiria" and " Inferno."

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'Suspiria 3' to Start Filming This Month

October 13, 2006 -- Dario Argento's "Mother of Tears" is set to start filming this month in Rome. The film is the second sequel to "Suspiria." Adam Geirasch, the co-screenwriter, told Fangoria: It starts shooting in late October,” Gierasch tells us, “and I’m so excited about it, I can’t speak. It’s going to be everything everyone wants it to be. It’s very, very Dario. It’s a fairly big movie, taking place in a number of different locations, and it has a bunch of very scary bad guys in it. And it’s easily going to be one of his bloodiest movies; there are scenes that are just ridiculously gruesome. Working with Dario has been fantastic; he’s so creative and so precise, and he’s very excited about the project too.”

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Udo Kier Joins Cast of Dario Argento's 'Mother of Tears'

September 26, 2006 -- Udo Kier has joined the cast of Dario Argento's "Mother of Tears," second sequel to Argento's 1977 classic "Suspiria." Presumably, Kier will play the same character that he played in the original.. The news comes from Kier's official Web site. Kier, of course, will always be best remembered for starring in "Blood for Dracula" and "Flesh for Frankenstein." Meanwhile, Fangoria has reported that Coralina Cataldi, who appeared in Argento's "Opera" and "Phantom of the Opera," is in Rome preparing for a role in "Mother of Tears."

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Daria Nicolodi Joins 'Suspiria' Sequel

August 11, 2006 -- We all remember Daria Nicolodi as the main female character in Dario Argento's "Deep Red," along with her roles in "Phenomena" and other Italian horror classics. Well, she's set to reappear in an Argento film: the second sequel to "Suspiria," in fact, entitled "The Mother of Tears." Her daughter (and Dario's daughter) Asia Argento has also confirmed her role in the movie. Asia had this to say to fan site OdetoAzia.com:

"I’ve been in Hong Kong for a while and i didn’t bring my computer with me. I am now writing you from the “business center” of my hotel. God, you’re always ahead of everyone, yes I am going to be in my dad’s new movie (the script is brilliant!) and I am happy to tell you before anyone else that my mother is playing a role in it as well! How exciting! The family reunited. My heart is so mushy. And no, Sienna Miller ain’t gonna be in it."

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Asia Argento Joins 'Suspiria' Sequel

July 7, 2006 -- The official site of the Profondo Rosso store in Italy reports that Asia Argento has joined the cast of her father Dario Argento's "The Mother of All Tears," second sequel to 1977's "Suspiria". This will be the first time that Asia has starred in one of her father's films since "The Stendahl Syndrome". She was originally meant to star in "The Card Player", but backed out.

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Dario Argento 'Suspiria' Sequel Announced

Miy 18, 2006 -- Variety had this to say on the upcoming Dario Argento movie: "Italo horror maestro Dario Argento is set to shoot 'The Mother of Tears,' a tale of witches and suicides in contempo Rome being billed as episode three of the helmer's cult "Three Mothers" trilogy. U.S. scribe duo Jace Anderson and Adam Gierasch ( 'Toolbox Murders') are co-penning with Argento. Casting is being finalized for 'Tears,' which is skedded to start shooting in Rome in June. Italy's Medusa is co-financing with a U.S. partner to be announced here at Cannes. Claudio Argento and Giulia Marletta will produce.

'This is going to be vintage Argento. Pretty strong stuff,' said Medusa topper Giampaolo Letta." ... In other major sequel news, Halcyon INternational Pictures officially announced that William H. Macy is starrring as the President of the United States in "House of Re-Animator," set in the White House.

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