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Rising Italian Star Michele Riondino Set for Dutch Director Jaap van Heusden’s ‘The Man From Rome’ (Exclusive)

Rising Italian Star Michele Riondino Set for Dutch Director Jaap van Heusden’s ‘The Man From Rome’ (Exclusive)

Rising Italian star Michele Riondino, who is on the Lido with Venice Days pic “I Nostri Fantasmi,” is set to play a priest sent by the Vatican to Holland to investigate a crying statue of the Virgin Mary in “The Man From Rome,” from Dutch director Jaap van Heusden (“In Blue”).

This English, Dutch and Italian-language pic blending thriller and comedy elements is set to start shooting this month on location in the southern Dutch province of Limburg and in Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia region.

The lead producers are Dutch production company IJswater Films and German’s Fiction Park.

Riondino, best known in Italy as the title character in hit Rai TV series “The Young Montalbano,” will soon be seen in Netflix’s Italian skein “Fedeltà.” He is at Venice with “Fantasmi,” a drama in which he plays a suddenly impoverished single father.

In “Man From Rome,” Riondino will play Filippo,

See full article on Variety