Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino (The Consequences of Love, Il Divo) has secured British thesp Michael Caine to star in his next feature film, a mysterious project tentatively titled In the Future. The film will be Sorrentino’s second English-language effort; his first, This Must Be the Place, premiered to mostly positive reviews when it screened in competition at Cannes back in 2011.
In the Future‘s plot is being kept entirely under wraps for now, but we do know that Sorrentino is planning to roll cameras on the film at some point next year, with the goal of unveiling the finished product at film festivals in 2015. Medusa Film will distribute the project, while Indigo Film will produce.
Though This Must Be the Place was not greeted with overenthusiastic praise, Sorrentino’s last project, The Great Beauty, is currently in the mix for a Best Foreign Film Oscar nomination – Italy officially submitted the film for consideration in September. The Great Beauty was previously nominated for the Palme d’Or this past May, though it lost to the controversial French drama Blue Is the Warmest Color.
Caine appeared earlier this year in magician caper Now You See Me and little-seen drama Last Love. Neither film received rave reviews, though Now You See Me proved successful enough at the box office that a sequel was quickly green-lit. Caine will next appear in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, a science-fiction mind-bender about scientists who travel through a wormhole, set for release next November. He also recently took on a supporting role in the psychological thriller Eliza Graves, which stars Kate Beckinsale.
Are you a fan of Sorrentino’s previous work? And based on that intriguing title, what kind of a film do you think In the Future will end up being? Let us know in the comments section!