Update On Terry Gilliam's The Wholly Family

This morning I reported the following facts-and-a-falsehood about Terry Gilliam’s next film, The Wholly Family:

  • Filming will take place in Naples between January 10th and 16th
  • It’s based upon Eve Merriam’s poem The Wholly Family
  • We can expect it to run around fifteen minutes
  • Gilliam is currently casting American actors as the lead father, mother and young son characters, as well as a series of Italian supporting players with mime, ballet and circus skills

Well, we can cross off that bit about Eve Merriam because I’ve now learned Gilliam doesn’t know the Merriam poem at all. The film will be based upon an original script by Gilliam himself, something that he says he wrote as “an exercise”.

Italian pasta company Garofalo have been sponsoring annual films about Naples, of which this is to be the next. Gilliam will be reuniting with Nicola Pecorini and Gabriella Pescucci, his regular cinematographer and costumier of late, and the two high profile Italians to recur in his crew. If there was any doubt before, now it’s gone – this is going to be a very beautiful film.

Thanks to Phil Stubbs of the Gilliam fan site Dreams and Theresa Shell of the Man Who Killed Don Quixote support site for following up on the earlier info with Mr. Gilliam and then passing on his comments.

Incidentally, Garofalo pasta have a YouTube page but all that’s on it at the moment is a trailer for the last short film, Valeria Golino’s Armandino e il Madre. I’ll have to look harder, I guess, to find The Wholly Family when it’s done.

Again, more when I have it.

585bf01322ad21293e36d090fd7b6585_400x400

Francis Manapul Walks Off Detective Comics For Something New

JamesDarcy

James D'Arcy And Enver Gjokaj Sign For Agent Carter Season 2

No Twix Ads In Today's DC Comics - But A Couple Of Alternatives To Kick Things Off

Fallout 4 Fan Creates Functioning Pip-Boy

TV_Super

TV Guide's Four Comic-Con Special Covers

Mondo Loves San Diego Comic Con - Turtles, Ant-Man, Hellboy And Superman

black ops

PlayStation Open Up About How They Acquired Call Of Duty DLC Priority

The Thing Has No Pants In Latest Fantastic Four TV Spot

The 28 Skottie Young Marvel Pins Of San Diego Comic Con

metroid_prime_federation_force_petition

Nintendo Boss Says He Can't 'Sugar Coat' Negative E3 Reaction