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Salma Hayek and Vincent Cassel in The Tale of Tales by Matteo Garrone

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- The two actors will take the lead in the new film by the Italian director, the first in English and inspired by a compilation of tales from 17th century Naples

Salma Hayek and Vincent Cassel in The Tale of Tales by Matteo Garrone
Matteo Garrone

After Reality [+see also:
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]
, Grand Prix of the Jury in Cannes, Italian director Matteo Garrone will return behind the camera in the spring for his new film, The Tale of Tales [+see also:
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Q&A: Matteo Garrone
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, his first in English, in which Salma Hayek will co-star with Vincent Cassel.

The company Archimède Film, created by the director from Rome, will produce the film with French outfit Le Pacte and Jean Labadie, who also coproduced the two features by Matteo Garrone rewarded in Cannes, Gomorra [+see also:
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interview: Domenico Procacci
interview: Jean Labadie
interview: Matteo Garrone
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]
and Reality. According to Variety, which announced the news, the film should be a modern adaptation of classical tales from Italian literature. It will be inspired in particular from « Lo cunto de li cunti » (The Tale of Tales), a collection of 50 tales in the Neapolitan dialect, written by Giambattista Basile in the 17th century on the model of Boccaccio's Decameron.

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(Translated from Italian)

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