Filming begins on I Can Quit Whenever I Want – The Trilogy
by Vittoria Scarpa
- The highly successful debut film by Sydney Sibilia is being turned into a saga. The first of the two new chapters will hit theatres on 2 February 2017
“My generation grew up watching film sagas, and I took great delight in imagining what would happen if you used Italian-style comedy, in its most classic form, to make a trilogy”. These were the words of Sydney Sibilia, who has decided to transform the entertaining adventures of the unemployed university researchers of I Can Quit Whenever I Want [+see also:
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film profile], his highly successful debut film, into a trilogy. Filming for the second and third chapters of this new ‘saga comedy’ began this week in Rome; the two films will be filmed together over 16 weeks in Rome, Lagos and Bangkok.
Still accompanying the gang of seven academics turned impromptu criminals, made up of Edoardo Leo, Valerio Aprea, Paolo Calabresi, Libero De Rienzo, Stefano Fresi, Lorenzo Lavia and Pietro Sermonti, are Neri Marcorè and Valeria Solarino, but they will also be joined by new graduates, experts in the most varied of disciplines.
Written by Sydney Sibilia with Francesca Manieri and Luigi Di Capua, I Can Quit Whenever I Want – The Trilogy is a production between Groenlandia and Fandango with Rai Cinema produced by Domenico Procacci and Matteo Rovere. The photography is being handled by Vladan Radovic, the editing by Gianni Vezzosi, the sets by Alessandro Vannucci, the costumes by Patrizia Mazzon, and the sound by Angelo Bonanni.
The first of the two films will hit theatres on 2 February 2017 under the distribution of 01 Distribution.
(Translated from Italian)