Patricia Riggen to direct TV movie musical
April Blair, “Lemonade” will begin shooting mid-July in Albuquerque, N.M. The musical is set to air in summer 2011. Riggen will next helm “Vivaldi,” about the composer, with Jessica Biel, Luke Evans and Ben Kingsley attached. Biel plays Vivaldi’s forbidden love, soprano Anna Tessiero Giro. Violin virtuoso David Garrett will limn Vivaldi’s father and also play the violin for the soundtrack and supervise the score. Raffaela de Laurentiis, Ica Souvignier and Michael Souvignier produce. Fox Searchlight released “Under the Same Moon” in 2008. It became the third highest-grossing Mexican pic of all time in the U.S. Riggen is in Cannes to present her short “Lindo y querido” (Beautiful and Beloved) in Critics’ Week.
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