Abel Ferrara Adapts Bad Lieutenant

'Revisiting' his story in Italian


by Willow Green |
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Cult and sometimes controversial director Abel Ferrara has always been an interesting filmmaker to observe, even if that hasn't always been the case with his films. He's had his ups (The King Of New York, The Bad Lieutenant) and his downs (The Blackout, A Dangerous Game), but you always want to see what he comes up with next. Well, want no more – it's been announced that Ferrara is gearing up to adapt an Italian noir, based partly on Guiseppe Farrandino's novel Pericle il Nero (Pericles The Black Man).

The interesting part of that sentence, unless you're one of the books many fans (it was a bestseller in Italy and France), is the 'partly' part, because the other part, apparently, is going to involve folding in a 'revisit' to The Bad Lietenant. Exactly how this is going to be done, no-one has yes said, but we're keen to find out.

There's also been no decision as to which language the film will be made in, but we do know that the cast will feature actors (as yet unnamed) from Italy and The U.S. Ferrara will start pre-production on the film, which will shoot in Naples, as soon as he is all done on his screwball comedy Go-Go Tales (told you he was interesting).

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