I wasn't really aware of Sorrentino's work until I saw the Oscar-winning film The Great Beauty, which I found pretty captivating, a sort of lyrical homage/meditation on ageing and loving in modern Rome. So I am curious to hear the news about the English language cast the director is putting together for his upcoming project Youth.
The Guardian and other outlets today are reporting that Sorrentino'sYouth has snapped up Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Jane Fonda and Paul Dano and Michael Caine.
The film's plot focuses on a pair of 80-year-old friends on holiday in the Alps, looking back at their lives and the time they have left. One is a film director struggling to complete his last feature, while the other is a retired composer and conductor who is being tempted into returning to music.