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Toni Servillo Joins Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘The Hand of God’ as Shooting Starts

Toni Servillo Joins Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘The Hand of God’ as Shooting Starts

Toni Servillo (“The Great Beauty”) is set to star in Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Hand of God,” which started shooting last week in Naples, the Oscar-winning director’s hometown.

Production of Sorrentino’s new pic, which is produced by Fremantle-backed The Apartment for Netflix, has since moved to the Sicilian island of Stromboli, according to a well-placed source who on Monday confirmed Italian press reports regarding both Servillo’s casting and the film’s shoot.

Fremantle did not respond to request for comment.

Described by Sorrentino in promotional materials as an “intimate and personal film,” “The Hand of God” marks Sorrentino’s return to making a film mainly set, and shot, in his native Naples, 20 years after his feature debut “One Man Up” in 2001, in which Servillo played a cocaine-addled club singer.

Servillo, a frequent fixture in Sorrentino’s work, has since performed in four other films by the Neapolitan director.

See full article on Variety