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Oct 20, 2011 5:17 am

So I read that the movie is going to be at Cannes next year any news if it'll do any other festivals? In my opinion I think it's good that the movie will open at Cannes since it has also that international "touch" with all the Italian actors in it.
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Oct 23, 2011 4:11 pm

I've heard things about the Berlin Film Festival and possibly Toronto too, but I can't cite my sources as I don't even remember what they were. :blink:
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Dec 12, 2011 8:11 am

It's been a while since I laughed at a Allen movie. The cast seems great, but we'll see how it goes. Eager to see Ellen do a pure comedy. I think she'll handle it just fine.
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Dec 22, 2011 3:47 pm

Sony Classics lands Woody Allen's 'Nero'
Rome-set tale set for summer release
By Dave McNary | Posted: Wed., Dec. 21, 2011, 4:23pm PT

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American and U.K. rights to Woody Allen's next film, "Nero Fiddled," starring Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig and Ellen Page.

It's the fifth Allen film that Sony Classics has handled. The distrib plans to release the comedy this summer.

Pic is set in contempo Rome and consists of four separate vignettes -- two with American characters, two with Italian characters -- but the vignettes never intersect.

In October, Allen changed the title of the film from "The Bop Decameron" to "Nero Fiddled," explaining that people didn't understand the working title.

"Nero" is produced by Letty Aronson, Steve Tenenbaum, Giampaulo Letta and Faruk Alatan. Pic is a Medusa film and Gravier production and marks the first film that Allen has shot in Rome.

Sony Classics has taken in nearly $60 million in domestic grosses from "Midnight in Paris," Allen's top-grossing film. It also previously handled Allen's "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger," "Whatever Works" and "Sweet and Lowdown."

"I've had a number of very good experiences working with Sony Classics, culminating most recently with 'Midnight in Paris,' " Allen said in a statement. "They seem to be very sensitive to the kind of films I make, and I'm looking forward to working with them now again."

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Sony Pictures Classics Grabs North American Rights to Woody Allen's 'Nero Fiddled'
The filmmaker's follow-up to "Midnight in Paris" stars Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg and Ellen Page.
4:42 PM PST 12/21/2011 by Jay A. Fernandez

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American and U.K. rights to Woody Allen’s next film, Nero Fiddled. This is the filmmaker's fifth film to be released by SPC, following on Allen's biggest success to date, Midnight in Paris.

Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig and Ellen Page star in the Rome-set story. Letty Aronson, Steve Tenenbaum, Giampaulo Letta and Faruk Alatan produced the project, a Medusa film and Gravier production.

"More laughs in this one than you can imagine," said SPC co-presidents Tom Bernard and Michael Barker. "We know it's a bit premature, but thank you Woody and company for granting us the perfect summer comedy of 2012. Keep 'em coming."

SPC previously released Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Whatever Works and Sweet and Lowdown. Paris has grossed more than $56 million since its release in May.

The indie company has most recently released A Dangerous Method, Take Shelter, Carnage and The Skin I Live In.

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Dec 22, 2011 10:09 pm

Thanks for the update. It's great news that the film is slated to be released in the summer of 2012, which is pretty much the earliest I would have expected.
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Feb 07, 2012 2:18 am

Interesting tidbit. Elizabeth Olsen auditioned for Ellen's role. I liked Olsen a lot from Martha Marcy May Marlene but obviously quite happy Ellen got the role.
Elizabeth's most surreal career moment so far, she recalls, was meeting her idol Woody Allen when she auditioned for him. "That was a real bucket list moment. I have a vintage 'Annie Hall' movie poster that an ex-boyfriend bought me in high school, the only movie poster I own. It was unbelievable. We talked and he asked me a couple of questions and I asked him one too, because I thought, 'I'm meeting someone I've wanted to meet my entire life! I'm not going to be passive and nervous the whole time!' Ellen Page got the role, but I'm still keeping my finger crossed for the future," she admits.

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Feb 23, 2012 9:26 pm

Woody Allen’s ‘Nero Fiddled’ Sets Summer Release Date

http://thefilmstage.com/news/woody-alle ... ease-date/

Starring Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page, and Allen himself, Nero Fiddled will open on June 22nd, 2012. This could certainly mean a Cannes bow again (why not try for a repeat pattern of success?). Although Paris hit theaters in late May, the distributor has Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s Hysteria opening around the same time this year, so they likely spaced Fiddled out a bit
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Feb 24, 2012 3:22 am

I think that I can just looking forward to it
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Mar 14, 2012 11:44 am

The first official photos have arrived on comingsoon.it
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Mar 14, 2012 1:25 pm

Dominik wrote:The first official photos have arrived on comingsoon.it
Thanks to Triplethor for the note!
None of the pictures feature Ellen :disappointed:
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Mar 14, 2012 5:47 pm

Glad we're getting something. A trailer will probably be here soon. Reaaally missing Ellen in this though :(
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Mar 16, 2012 7:44 am

According to IMDB the movie has changed its title to "The Rome with Love".
Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1859650/
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Mar 16, 2012 8:24 am

Hello Sjukness, welcome to the EPO board :waving:

I was told that "Nero Fiddled" will be the final title for the project and "The Rome with Love" rather looks like a bad translation of the current Italian one (see screenshot below). But I guess we will learn the official title when the first trailer or poster is being released at the latest ;)

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Mar 17, 2012 1:15 pm

To Rome With Love was the title of some 1960s TV show...I hope they keep Nero Fiddled as title

And, hello and welcome Sjukness :waving: I was just in Sweden two weeks ago. Awesome country
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Mar 20, 2012 12:45 am

For the record, its out June 22:
Sony Pictures Classic announced today that Woody Allen’s new film, previously called Nero Fiddled, has a new title, To Rome With Love. It’s the second title change for the film; it was originally called The Bop Decameron.
To Rome With Love is a nod to the city where the film was shot and set, with a cast that includes Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, and Ellen Page. It will be in theaters June 22.
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Mar 20, 2012 8:48 am

Complete Cast List (in order of appearance)

Pierluigi Marchionne ... Vigile Urbano
Flavio Parenti ... Michelangelo
Alison Pill ... Hayley
Alessandro Tiberi ... Antonio
Alessandra Mastronardi ... Milly
Alec Baldwin ... John
Carol Alt ... Carol
David Pasquesi ... Tim
Lynn Swanson ... Ellen
Roberto Benigni ... Leopoldo
Monica Nappo ... Sofia
Fabio Armiliato ... Giancarlo
Corrado Fortuna ... Rocco
Margherita Vicario ... Claudia
Rosa Di Brigida ... Mariangela
Maurizio Argentieri ... Voce pilota
Woody Allen ... Jerry
Judy Davis ... Phyllis
Giovanni Esposito ... Hotel Clerk
Jesse Eisenberg ... Jack
Gabriele Rapone ... Gabriele
Camilla Pacifico ... Camilla
Massimo Ferroni ... Colleague of Leopold
Alessandro Procoli ... Colleague of Leopold
Paolo De Vita ... Colleague of Leopold
Cecilia Capriotti ... Serafina
Duccio Camerini ... Friend at the movies
Lina Sastri ... Friend at the movies
Alberto Mangiante ... TV Voice
Ruggero Cara ... Passer
Maria Rosaria Omaggio ... Passer
Greta Gerwig ... Sally
Penélope Cruz ... Anna
Roberto Della Casa ... Zio Paolo
Ariella Reggio ... Zia Rita
Gustavo Frigerio ... Zio Sal
Simona Caparrini ... Zia Giovanna
Ellen Page ... Monica
Sergio Solli ... Hairdresser of Leopold
Cristiana Palazzoni ... TG3 Journalist
Giacomo Fadda ... Passer
Ornella Muti ... Pia Fusari
Antonio Albanese ... Luca Salta
Massimo De Lorenzo ... Director
Giuseppe Pambieri ... Head of Leopold
Alessio Zucchini ... Journalist in the office of Leopold
Alessandro Tallarida ... Journalist in the office of Leopold
Luca Calvani ... Journalist at the movie premiere
Maricel Alvarez ... Journalist at the movie premiere
Mariella Milani ... Journalist at the movie premiere
Roberta Ronconi ... Journalist at the movie premiere
Marta Zoffoli ... Marisa Raguso
Lino Guanciale ... Leonardo
Fabio Bonini ... Max
Brunella Matteucci ... Journalist in the bathroom of Leopold
Edoardo Leo ... Journalist at the barber
Claudia Smith ... Fashion Show Model
Antonio Rampino ... Maitre D’
Anna Teresa Rossini ... Couple at restaurant
Gaetano Amato ... Couple at restaurant
Marina Rocco ... Tanya
Sergio Bustric ... Mr. Massucci
Augusto Fornari ... Customer of Anna
Mariano Rigillo ... Customer of Anna
Gian Marco Tognazzi ... Customer of Anna
Ilaria Serrato ... Girl outside of the barber
Vinicio Marchioni ... Aldo Romano
Donatella Finocchiaro ... Journalist on the road
Nusia Gorgone ... Journalist on the road
Riccardo Scamarcio ... Hotel robber
Ninni Bruschetta ... Hotel detective
Carlo De Ruggieri ... Hotel detective
Giuliano Gemma ... Hotel Manager
Margherita Di Rauso ... Wife of Luke
Federica Corti ... Girl with autograph
Rita Cammarano ... Nedda/Colombina
Matteo Bonotto ... Tonio, the idiot / Thaddeus
Antonio Taschini ... Silvio
Vinicio Cecere ... Peppe/Arlecchino
Francesco De Vito ... Man at the window
Soundtrack listing (in order of appearance)

“Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare)”
Composed by Domenico Modugno & Francesco Migliacci
Performed by Domenico Modugno & His San Remo Orchestra
Courtesy of Yoyo Music S.A. Colombia

“Amada Mia, Amore Mio”
Composed by Bruno Pallesi, Celso Valli & Paolo Zavallone
Performed by The Starlite Orchestra
Courtesy of Countdown Media

“Arrivederci Roma”
Composed by Pietro Garinei, Sandro Giovanni & Renato Ranucci
Performed by Alfredo Messina
Performed by Steven Bernstein’s Neapolitan Orchestra

“Ciribiribin”
Composed by Alberto Pestalozza
Performed by Angelo DiPippo, David Finck & Jay Berliner
Courtesy of Angelo DiPippo

“E lucevan le stelle”
from “Tosca”
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Fabio Armiliato

“Nessun dorma”
from “Turandot”
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Fabio Armiliato
Accompanied on the piano by Sergio La Stella

“Mio Dolce Sogno”
Composed by Giovanni Vicari
Performed by Butch Baldassari & Jeff Taylor
Courtesy of 2002 Green Hill Productions

“Non dimenticar le mie parole”
Composed by Giovanni D’Anzi & Alfredo Bracchi
Performed by Emilio Livi & Trio Lescano
Courtesy of Warner Music Italy S.p.A.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing

“Libiamo ne’lieti calici (Drinking Song)”
from “La Traviata”
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Angelo DiPippo, David Finck & Jay Berliner
Courtesy of Angelo DiPippo

“Amor ti vieta”
from “Fedora”
Composed by Umberto Giordano
Performed by Fabio Armiliato
Accompanied on piano by Sergio La Stella

“Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare)”
Composed by Domenico Modugno & Francesco Migliacci
Performed, Arranged & Conducted by Angelo DiPippo
Courtesy of Angelo DiPippo

“Studio 99”
Composed by Adam Hamilton
Courtesy of FirstCom Music

“Three Times Bossa”
Composed by Alessandro Trebo & Andrea Benini
Performed by Mop Mop
Courtesy of 2004 Tam Tam Studio Recordings

“When Your Lover Has Gone”
Composed by Aaron Einar Swan
Performed by Eddie Condon & His Orchestra
Courtesy of Geffen Records
under license from Universal Music Enterprises

Excerpts from “Son qua, son qua”
from “Pagliacci”
Composed by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performed by Fabio Armiliato, Chorus & Orchestra
Conducted by Carmine Pinto

Excerpts from “Vesti la giubba”
from “Pagliacci”
Composed by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performed by Fabio Armiliato & Orchestra
Conducted by Carmine Pinto

Excerpts from “Duetto e Finale”
from “Pagliacci”
Composed by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performed by Fabio Armiliato & Rita Cammarano,
Matteo Bonotto, Antonio Taschini, Vinicio Cesare, Chorus & Orchestra
Conducted by Carmine Pinto

“Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare)”
Composed by Domenico Modugno & Francesco Migliacci
Arranged by Steven Bernstein
Source: collider.com
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Mar 20, 2012 12:30 pm

Ahhh, finally :)
Wait, what? "in order of appearance"?? I have to wait half of the movie for Ellen to appear? :yellowcrying:

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Mar 23, 2012 8:42 pm

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[Update] 03/23/2012
First video footage (Italian dubbed)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z_vT9u6QvY
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Mar 23, 2012 11:54 pm

Again..thanks for all the updates. Never thought I would be so antsy for the next Woody Allen movie :)

And, just listened to Volare on the computer.....Can't get it out of my head...."Volare....oh ohhh" ;-)
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Mar 24, 2012 2:41 pm

UCFRdWarrior wrote:Never thought I would be so antsy for the next Woody Allen movie :)
:laugh: That's great, Dan. Me too. :yes:

Thanks for the pictures Dom, it's nice to see Ellen in one of them.
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