French remake for "Ugly Nasty People"
Black comedy Ugly Nasty People by Cosimo Gomez will have a French remake. Rights have been acquired by production company Daktirak, owned by Nicolas Benamou, who directed box office hits such as Baby Sitting.
A Rai Cinema production presented at the 2017 Venice Film Festival, Ugly Nasty People was released in Italy last October. The film earned several nominations at the David di Donatello awards, Silver Ribbons, Golden Globes. Its pay TV rights were recently acquired by Amazon Prime Video. Starring Claudio Santamaria, Marco D'Amore, Sara Serraiocco and Simoncino Martucci, the film tells of a wild gang of disabled who pulls an exception job at the expense of the Chinese mafia. The story unfolds among betrayals, true or apparent deaths, unexpected turn of events and a big dose of "potically incorrect".
The new film by the Roman director is an Italian-French co-production and is due to star Marco Giallini, Michela Cescon and Massimiliano Gallo.
Roberto Benigni will be back on the silver screen in the role of Geppetto in Matteo Garrone’s upcoming Pinocchio.
Nanni Moretti’s 13th film will be entitled Three Floors Up and will be based, for the first time in his career, on a novel, more specifically on Eshkol Nevo’s eponymous 2015 work.
Written with Francesco Piccolo and Paolo Virzì, the film stars Micaela Ramazzotti, Adriano Giannini and the Irish actress Roisin O'Donovan. Produced by Lotus and RAI Cinema.