Celebrated Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore doesn’t exactly crank them out, and while he made waves on American shores in the late ’80s and ’90s with “Cinema Paradiso,” “The Star Maker,” “The Legend Of 1900” and “Malena,” it has been over a decade since the latter and the subsequent movies — “The Unknown Woman” and “Baaria” — have made the same splash. But his next effort is gearing up, and drawing upon two well-known names, it could see him once again back in American arthouses in bigger form.
Geoffrey Rush and Jim Sturgess are set to star in “The Best Offer.” Details are pretty scarce, but the film is said to be an “art auction world drama” set in Vienna and the Alps that will start shooting at the end of the month. But adding a bit of excitement to the news is the mentoin that 83-year-old master composer Ennio Morricone will once again collaborate and write the score. He has tuned up pretty much every Tornatore film to date, and it’s clear they’ve got a good thing going on.
For now, we’ll just have to wait and see what emerges about the film. As the start date looms closer, more plot details and casting will surely rise to the fore. [Variety]