Saverio Costanzo helms; Sergio Castellitto toplines
Shooting will start in mid-November, with Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani’s Wildside shingle producing for Sky Cinema. Show is scheduled to go on air in March 2013 in Italy.
Italo multihyphenate Sergio Castellitto (“Don’t Move”) will play the psychologist, named Giovanni, who sees a range of clients — including an undercover cop, a traumatized dancer and a couple in a crisis — as well as his own therapist, an old friend and mentor called Anna.
The long-gestating Italo version of Israeli helmer and scribe Hagai Levi’s “Be’Tipul” marks the format’s 14th adapatation, including HBO’s in the U.S., on which Levi served as an executive producer.
Other countries where “In Treatment” has gotten local treatment include Canada, where the French Canadian “En Therapie” airs on Quebec’s TV5; Brazil, where “Sessao de Terapia” premiered this month on cable/satellite channel Globo; and Eastern Europe, where HBO has adapted it in several countries, including Romania, the Czech Republic and Poland.