'Body of Proof' to open RomaFictionFest
TV festival also unveils guests including Andy GarciaROME -- The world premiere of ABC Studios' "Body of Proof" will open the fourth edition of the RomaFictionFest, organizers said Friday, also unveiling a guest list that includes actor Andy Garcia and ABC exec Barry Jossen.
The July 5-10 event, which focuses on television fiction, is held predominantly at the Auditorium Conciliazione and the Adriano Multiscreen Cinema, both near the Vatican.
LL Cool J was on hand for Friday's announcement of the lineup. He stars as special agent Sam Hanna in "NCIS: Los Angeles," and festival organizers said an unaired episode of the series will screen in Rome.
Several screenings of projected related to music are scheduled, including the John Lennon biopic "Lennon: Naked," from Christopher Eccleston. Eccleston is a RomaFictionFest veteran: He won the event's award for best actor three years ago for his role in "Perfect Parents," and he will return to the Italian capital for the screening of the Lennon biopic. Other music-themed screenings include Uri Gellar's "My Friend Michael Jackson; Uri's Story," and the Coldplay documentary "Viva Coldplay," which will focus on the group's 2009 tour of Japan, and "the Italian premiere of "Stones in Exile," which was produced by Mick Jagger. The film premiered in Cannes this year.
The festival, which said it has increased attendance each year since its inception, attracted 40,000 fiction lovers in 2009.