Woody Allen and Sofia Vergara will star in John Turturro’s new film Fading Gigolo, where thankfully they will not be each other’s romantic interests, because ew. The plot sounds funny but also…complicated:
The film, which will also star Turturro, finds him and Allen playing “cash-strapped best friends who decide to go into the gigolo business together and subsequently attract the suspicion of the Hasidic Jewish community in which they live. Duo take on the pseudonyms Virgil and Bongo, with Allen pimping out Turturro’s character until he falls for a Jewish widow, who has not yet been cast.” Sharon Stone is also on board as “Allen’s dermatologist who hires Turturro to sleep with her.” Vergara, meanwhile, is expected to play a “wealthy client who’s bored with her marriage and wants to have a threesome with Turturro and Stone.”
Intersecting romances, old Jewish guys, sexual pursuits - it’s not surprising that Woody Allen chose this as the first movie he’s starring in without directing since 2000, because it’s basically a Woody Allen movie. And one with gigolos, threesomes, horny dermatologists and the pseudonym Bongo, for that matter! Are we excited or what?