Applegate marries ‘Return’

Christina Applegate — who recently wrapped her 10-year co-starring stint in the Fox TV sitcom “Married … With Children” — is set to star opposite Stefano Dionisi (“Farinelli”) in “Claudine’s Return” for Beverly Hills indie company Jazz Pictures.

The nearly $2 million pic is directed by Antonio Tibaldi, who most recently helmed “Little Boy Blue” starring Ryan Phillippe, Natasha Kinski and John Savage.

Jazz Pictures’ prexy Amedeo Ursini and Patricia Foulkrod take on producing chores, while Applegate’s manager, Tami Lynn, serves as executive producer. Pic began principal photography on Monday in Savannah, Ga.

“Claudine’s Return” is a love story about a young woman (Applegate) who shuns her wealthy family to work as a laundress at a seaside motel, and moonlights as a dancer at a local strip club.

Dionisi plays a young Italian drifter who becomes involved with the dancer. The thesp recently starred with John Turturro in “The Truce,” which screened at the Cannes Film Festival last month.

Applegate can be seen in the current releases of Tim Burton’s “Mars Attacks!” and Gregg Araki’s “Nowhere.”

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety