January 16, 2008 Ray Liotta of "Goodfellas" fame is set to star in Dario Argento's next film, "Giallo."
From today's Variety:
Italo horror-meister Dario Argento will shoot “Giallo,” an English-language homage to the genre that made him a cult helmer, with Ray Liotta, Vincent Gallo and Argento’s daughter Asia Argento attached to star.
Argento’s latest thriller will revolve around serial slashings of some very attractive women being investigated by a solitary cop, played by Liotta, who engages in a cat-and-mouse game with the psychopathic perpetrator, played by Gallo.
Los Angeles-based Hannibal Pictures, headed by Richard Rionda Del Castro, is co-producing “Giallo” with Argento’s own Rome-based Opera Film shingle. The screenplay is by Yank scribes Jim Agnew and Sean Keller.
Hannibal’s Rafael Primorac will produce with Rionda Del Castro and Opera’s Claudio Argento both taking executive producer hats. Hannibal will kick off “Giallo” presales at the upcoming EFM mart in Berlin.
Shooting on “Giallo” is set to start in February in Turin, the Northern Italian city where Argento shot his most recent slasher, “The Mother of Tears,” also starring Asia Argento. The Turin Piedmont Film Commission is providing production incentives.
True to its title, which means “yellow” in Italian and is the Italo term for pulpy thrillers, “Giallo” will aim to deliver the slasher thrills of Argento’s cult classics of the 70s, such as “The Bird with the Crystal Plumage,” “Suspiria” and “Deep Red,” a stage musical version of which is currently launching in Italy.
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