Thursday, April 25, 2024

John Turturro to Direct All Star Remake of “Going Places” with Sarandon, Cannavale, Tatou


Exclusive: John Turturro is going to direct his remake of “Going Places” after several years of planning.

I’m told the star of HBO’s “The Night Of” has lined up Susan Sarandon, Bobby Cannavale, and Audrey Tatou. Robert Salerno — with a long list of credits including “21 Grams” and “A Simple Man” — is producing.

The original 1974 French film was directed by Bertrand Blier and featured Gerard Depardieu, Jeanne Moreau, Miou Miou, and Isabelle Huppert. (I realize as I write this that no one in this generation has any idea how great this film was, or who those women are. They might know Depardieu, for the wrong reasons.)

Turturro’s take won’t be an exact remake, I’m told, but sort of his take on it.

Right now Turturro stars in HBO’s hit “The Night Of” and in the upcoming Robert DeNiro movie “Hands of Stone.” He’s directed a few beloved films including “Romance and Cigarettes,” and “Fading Gigolo.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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