Published On: Tue, Aug 12th, 2014

Woody Allen Returns to Big Screen after Eight Years

Woody Allen plays John Turturro's pimp in 'Fading Gigolo' Photo credit Capital Pictures

This is a full-scale role for Allen, who has been making cameo appearances in his own films. The film is titled Fading Gigolo, alongside Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara.

Allen plays the role of Murray, who convinces his florist friend Fioravante, played by John Turturro, to become a male escort for money, and, in turn, becomes his pimp.

Woody Allen has not acted in many films not directed by him, especially not in the last twenty years or so.

Fading Gigolo, directed by Turturro, is a dramedy in which women lust for Turturro because of his old-school gentleman’s looks and manners, coupled with his gift for loving, listening, and growing his own orchids.

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