Paolo Sorrentino, the Italian director behind Il Divo, has another project in the works. Although his last feature, This Must Be The Place starring Sean Penn, is still on hold after being acquired by The Weinstein Company almost a year ago, he is moving right ahead with his next film, The Great Beauty. Now, the director has revealed that Angelina Jolie will be joining the cast.
According to THR, Jolie will be playing a small role in the film which stars Toni Servillo alongside Sabrina Ferilli and Carlos Verdone. Even though her screen time may be limited, Jolie has proven herself as a dramatic actress over the years with films like A Mighty Heart and she’ll be an interesting contrast to the other actors.
Angelina Jolie is currently filming Disney’s Maleficent, a live action prequel to the classic Sleeping Beauty, in which she plays the title character. With production of The Great Beauty currently taking place, it would make sense that she will head straight onto this project after completion of Maleficent.
The Great Beauty will take her from the fictional world of a fairy tale land to the historical streets of Rome. The film will focus on the less than glamorous features of the city itself and is slated to be released in 2013, with all signs pointing to a Cannes premiere.
Sorrentino has a successful history at the Cannes Film Festival and will most likely use that to his advantage in order to garner some more hype for the eventual theatrical distribution of the film.
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