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Federico Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria is getting a contemporary re-imagining, one that will star Juliette Lewis and be titled The Days of Mary.
The original movie, written by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano and Tullio Pinelli, followed a prostitute looking for love in Rome but finding only heartache. It won the 1958 Oscar for best foreign-language film. The movie was remade in 1969 as a Bob Fosse musical starring Shirley MacLaine titled Sweet Charity.
The new movie, being directed by Brad Michael Gilbert (The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond), moves the action to Reno, Nev. Gilbert also wrote the screenplay with Meg McGarry.
Constellation Entertainment acquired the rights to the Cabiria screenplay from the Fellini estate. Mike S. Ryan, who produced Teardrop Diamond, will produce along with Gilbert. Brandy Lewis will co-produce.
Executive producing is Robbie Little (The Last Station). Little’s outfit, The Little Film Co., is handling international sales for Days of Mary and will introduce the project to foreign buyers for the first time in Cannes.
Lewis’ recent credits include comedies The Switch and Due Date. She also was a regular of NBC’s The Firm.
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