Woody Allen to play pimp
NEW YORK — Woody Allen will play a pimp who arouses the suspicions of his chassidic neighbors in a movie directed by John Turturro.
Allen is set to co-star in the Fading Gigolo along with Turturro and Sharon Stone, Variety reported.
Turturro and Allen will play friends who spark the suspicions of their chassidic neighbors when they launch a gigolo business. In the film, Allen serves as Turturro’s pimp.
Allen, who recently won an Academy Award for screenwriting for Midnight in Paris, rarely appears in other directors’ movies. According to Variety, he last appeared in another filmmaker’s movie in 2000 with a role in the comedy Picking Up the Pieces and an uncredited cameo in Company Man.