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Any information out of Amazon Studios this week was certain to be overshadowed by Amazon’s $8.45 billion mega-deal to amass MGM Holdings however, undaunted, the corporate’s European operation on Thursday unveiled a brand new slate of scripted unique sequence and movies from Italy.
The digital showcase, introduced on-line, included the announcement of latest local-language sequence The Unhealthy Man and Prisma, in addition to forged reveals for Amazon’s new Italian dramas Bang Bang Child, Monterossi and All people Loves Diamonds.
The Unhealthy Man, a darkish crime comedy, revolves round Nino Scotellaro, a Sicilian public prosecutor well-known for combating the mafia, who’s accused of being a mafioso himself. With nothing left to lose, Nino decides to play “the dangerous man” and take revenge on those that have smeared his popularity.
Ludovica Rampoldi, Davide Serino and Giuseppe G. Stasi created the unique sequence, which Giancarlo Fontana and Giuseppe G. Stasi will direct. Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima and Carlotta Calori are producing by way of their Indigo Movie banner. The Unhealthy Man will launch completely on Prime Video in Italy and around the globe in 2022.
Prisma is a coming-of-age drama sequence targeted on self-image and id that tells the story of Marco and Andrea, two an identical twin brothers who’re each difficult gender norms in numerous methods. Created by Ludovico Bessegato and Alice Urciuolo, directed by Bessegato, and produced by Rosario Rinaldo of Cross Productions, Prisma will launch throughout Amazon’s international footprint subsequent 12 months.
Amongst its forged reveals, Amazon mentioned Arianna Becheroni, Adriano Giannini, Lucia Mascino and Dora Romano will star within the upcoming sequence Bang Bang Child, against the law drama set in late Eighties Milan which tells the story of a shy, insecure teenager who turns into the youngest member of a legal group. Lorenzo Mieli is producing the sequence for Fremantle corporations The Condominium and Wildside. It launches on Amazon worldwide in 2022.
Kim Rossi Stuart has signed on to star as Leonardo Notarbartolo in Amazon’s Italian heist sequence All people Loves Diamonds. The present, impressed by the real-life 2003 Antwerp Diamond Heist, follows a gang of small-time crooks who achieve pulling off one of many largest robberies of all time. Gianluca Maria Tavarelli directs, with Wildside’s Mario Gianani and Lorenzo Gangarossa producing. The present is about to premiere on Amazon in 2023.
Aurora Giovinazzo confirmed within the starring function of Stella within the younger grownup comedy Anni da cane, Amazon’s first unique Italian-language function movie, alongside Isabella Mottinelli, Federico Cesari, Luca Vannuccini, Sabrina Impacciatore, and Achille Lauro. Stella And veteran Italian star Fabrizio Bentivoglio will play the lead in Monterossi, a six-episode detective thriller sequence based mostly on Alessandro Robecchi’s best-selling crime novels Questa non è una Canzone d’Amore and Di Rabbia e di Vento.
Anni da cane is directed by Fabio Mollo, and produced by Infamous Photos, and can launch completely on Amazon Prime this autumn. Monterossi, produced by Palomar, will launch on Amazon Prime in Italy in 2022.
“We’re constructing a curated slate of outstanding and distinctive Unique Italian productions,” mentioned Georgia Brown, head of European Amazon originals, Amazon Studios. “Our method is to work with probably the most modern Italian creators and expertise to create charming and impressive native tales for our prospects, bringing to life characters and worlds in a means they won’t have seen earlier than. At this time’s bulletins are the outcomes of that ambition and we stay up for bringing these compelling tales to our viewers not solely in Italy, but in addition to over 200 million Prime members around the globe.”
The brand new drama slate follows Amazon’s lineup of largely unscripted Italian originals unveiled earlier this 12 months.