Il vegetale starring Fabio Rovazzi in Italian theatres from 18 January 2018
by Vittoria Scarpa
- The latest film to be written and directed by Gennaro Nunziante, a director who racked up record box-office admissions with Quo vado?, will star the young Italian chart-topping singer
The announcement sparked a fair amount of amazement and curiosity among professionals at the recent Cinè – Giornate Estive di Cinema in Riccione: box office champion director Gennaro Nunziante, without his usual partner in crime Checco Zalone for the first time, and young Italian chart-topping singer Fabio Rovazzi, together for a film, entitled Il Vegetale [+see also:
film profile]. Now we also have a release date: 18 January 2018. The announcement was made by Disney Italia: “Il Vegetale will be aimed at a broad and cross-cutting audience”, said the managing director of The Walt Disney Company Italia, Daniel Frigo, “I’m so pleased that our company is able to bring one of the most well-loved characters of recent years, Fabio Rovazzi, to the big screen, along with one of the most highly-esteemed directors and screenwriters in Italy”.
The film, which is currently under development and the plot of which is still top secret, is being produced by Piero Crispino for 3ZERO2 and co-produced by The Walt Disney Company Italia, which will also distribute the film in theatres. For Fabio Rovazzi, who is 23 years-old and from Milan, this will be his first experience acting in a film, after scaling the Italian charts with hits like “Andiamo a comandare”, “Tutto molto interessante” and “Volare”, and winning five platinum records.
Gennaro Nunziante, for his part, has gone from one successful venture to another; starting with his debut film Cado dalle nubi [+see also:
film profile] (2009, €14 million in box-office takings), he went on to step things up magnificently with Che bella giornata [+see also:
film profile] (2011, €44 million), Sole a catinelle [+see also:
film profile] (2013, €53 million) and all-time box-office champion Quo vado? [+see also:
film profile] (€65 million). This duo is bound to produce sparks.
(Translated from Italian)
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