Magazine article Screen International

Focus Features International Brings Nero Fiddled to AFM

Magazine article Screen International

Focus Features International Brings Nero Fiddled to AFM

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Alison Thompson will introduce buyers to the eternally prolific Woody Allen's latest film, his first to be financed by Medusa Film which wrapped production in Rome over the summer.

Allen is riding high following the runaway success of Midnight In Paris, his biggest unadjusted hit at the North America box office on $55.3m and counting since opening in May.

Nero Fiddled stars Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page and Allen himself. The Italy-US project is a Gravier Productions film and Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum serve as producers.

Earlier this month Allen announced he was changing the title from The Bop Decameron because he claimed the original title was confusing.

He said at the time: "I couldn't believe how few people had heard of The Decameron, even in Rome. …

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