A hollywood adventure

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    The hollywood stars Emma Roberts, Alyssa Milano and Hayden Christensen are part of the stars of the film Little Italy, the new comedy written by the Québécois Steve Galluccio.

    Maxime Demers

    Sunday, 13 August, 2017 21:21

    Sunday, 13 August, 2017 21:21

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    The Quebec Steve Galluccio, screenwriter of successful films Mambo Italiano and Funkytown, has had the chance to rub shoulders with the who’s who hollywood this summer while visiting the set of his next feature film, Little Italy, a romantic comedy featuring the american stars Emma Roberts, Hayden Christensen and Alyssa Milano.

    “It was really impressive to see all this, told the Newspaper Steve Galluccio about his visit on the set of Little Italy, in Toronto, last June.

    “Seeing the film’s director, Donald Petrie, working with stars such as Emma Roberts, Hayden Christensen, Danny Aiello and Alyssa Milano, I immediately felt that my scenario was in good hands.

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    The writer has already offered Mambo Italiano and Funkytown.

    “It was very hollywood-like film set. There were even paparazzi, which revolved around stars. Petrie is a renowned filmmaker in Hollywood who has worked with big stars like Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock in films such as Miss Congeniality and Mystic Pizza. It was also a nice nod to see him working with Emma Roberts is the niece of Julia Roberts. He had managed Julia when she was the same age as Emma. “

    Little Italy

    Steve Galluccio has co-written the scenario of Little Italy with the Toronto Vinay Virmany, who is also the producer of the film : “It is Vinay who contacted me via Twitter a few years ago to speak to me about this scenario,” says Galluccio. He told me that he had thought of me because he had liked Mambo Italiano. He had a synopsis and he wanted me to write the screenplay from his idea. I wrote the first versions of the script and then worked together to the final version. Of course there are links with Mambo Italiano, because the story takes place in the Italian district of a large north american city. “

    Little Italy tells a love story between two youngsters (Emma Roberts and Hayden Christensen) from the Italian families of the enemy. “It is a romantic comedy very hollywood in its structure and tone. The director Donald Petrie is a specialist in this kind of film, and it shows. “

    The film is expected to take the poster in 2018. By then, Steve Galluccio will propose this fall, his new play, the secrets of the Little Italy, which will be on view at the Théâtre Jean Duceppe of the end of October to the beginning of December.

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