Woody Allen Is Pimping In ‘Fading Gigolo’ Trailer

Comedy heading for Toronto festival

Woody Allen is back on his Manhattan stomping ground in a new trailer for “Fading Gigolo” — which carries the distinction of being one of the few films in which he appears as an actor but does not direct.

Allen plays a bookstore owner who becomes a pimp for John Turturro, convincing him that there’s a fortune to be made in becoming a gigolo. The trailer highlights Allen firing off a succession of one-liners.

Sofia Vergara, Vanessa Paradis and Sharon Stone also star as the clients.

SEE ALSO: Toronto International Film Festival Unveils Expanded Lineup

Turturro also directed and wrote the film. Bill Block’s QED Intl. came on board last year to produce and finance. Filming took place last fall in New York City.

The trailer was released by the Toronto Film Festival on Tuesday, following the announcement  that “Gigolo” will join other films at the festival.

More Film

  • 'The Guilty' Review: Lives On The

    Sundance Film Review: 'The Guilty'

    Woody Allen is back on his Manhattan stomping ground in a new trailer for “Fading Gigolo” — which carries the distinction of being one of the few films in which he appears as an actor but does not direct. Allen plays a bookstore owner who becomes a pimp for John Turturro, convincing him that there’s […]

  • Hearts Beat Loud Sundance

    Sundance: Sony Pictures Worldwide Nabs Foreign Rights to 'Hearts Beat Loud'

    Woody Allen is back on his Manhattan stomping ground in a new trailer for “Fading Gigolo” — which carries the distinction of being one of the few films in which he appears as an actor but does not direct. Allen plays a bookstore owner who becomes a pimp for John Turturro, convincing him that there’s […]

  • American Animals

    Sundance 2018: Films, Stars & Cultural Moments Gain Early Buzz on Twitter

    Woody Allen is back on his Manhattan stomping ground in a new trailer for “Fading Gigolo” — which carries the distinction of being one of the few films in which he appears as an actor but does not direct. Allen plays a bookstore owner who becomes a pimp for John Turturro, convincing him that there’s […]

  • Human Affairs

    Slamdance Kicks Off, Prepares to Debut Its Russo Brothers Fellowship

    Woody Allen is back on his Manhattan stomping ground in a new trailer for “Fading Gigolo” — which carries the distinction of being one of the few films in which he appears as an actor but does not direct. Allen plays a bookstore owner who becomes a pimp for John Turturro, convincing him that there’s […]

  • PGA Honorees 2018

    PGA Honorees Sound Off on Risk, Reward and Storytelling

    Woody Allen is back on his Manhattan stomping ground in a new trailer for “Fading Gigolo” — which carries the distinction of being one of the few films in which he appears as an actor but does not direct. Allen plays a bookstore owner who becomes a pimp for John Turturro, convincing him that there’s […]

  • Valerian Movie

    French Cinema Box Office Overseas Rebounds in 2017

    Woody Allen is back on his Manhattan stomping ground in a new trailer for “Fading Gigolo” — which carries the distinction of being one of the few films in which he appears as an actor but does not direct. Allen plays a bookstore owner who becomes a pimp for John Turturro, convincing him that there’s […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content