Gomorrah follow-up, again with Fandango, has a working title of Big House.
Italy’s Matteo Garrone, who won the Grand Prix at Cannes 2008 with Gomorrah, is gearing up to shoot his next film, production company Fandango has confirmed.
Little is known pending more official information from Fandango, which has only confirmed the film’s theme, which focuses on the myth of TV and the illusions it creates in a regular man who becomes victim of his own desires.
Specifically, “It’s about the dream of appearing on TV and the consequences that can create in the life of a regular person,” a Fandango spokesperson told ScreenDaily.
The film will see Garrone return to Naples, where he’ll again be shooting in and around the troubled Southern Italian city with the support of the Campania Film Commission.
Casting calls have already been put out for Neapolitan actors aged 22-40.
Garrone wrote the new film (it is unclear yet if the film is original screenplay or an adaptation) with Ugo Chiti and Massimo Gaudioso. The duo was part of the script adaptation team for Gomorrah that was based on Roberto Saviano’s bestseller of the same name. For that film, Garrone cast a mix of professional actors (lead by Toni Servillo) with many real life Mafia-esque figures or individuals living in Mafia ridden suburbs.
Gomorrah went on to win five European Film Awards, including Best Film and was nominated in the best foreign film category at the Golden Globes, the Baftas and the Independent Spirit Awards. At home, the film took seven David of Donatello film awards, Italy’s highest film honour and earned over $14m (Euros 10 m) at the local box office.