Federico Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria is getting a contemporary re-imagining, one that will star Juliette Lewis and be titledThe Days of Mary.
The original movie, written by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaino and Tullio Pinelli, followed a prostitute looking for love in Rome but finding only heartache. It won the Oscar for best foreign film in 1958. The movie was remade as a Bob Fossemusical starring Shirley MacLaine in 1969 titled Sweet Charity.
The new movie, being directed by The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond helmer Brad Michael Gilbert, moves the action to Reno, Nevada. Gilbert also wrote the script play with Meg McGarry.
Constellation Entertainment acquired the rights to the Cabiriascreenplay 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 Company, is handling international sales for Days of Mary and will introduce the project to foreign buyers for the first time in Cannes.
Lewis’s recent credits include comedies The Switch and Due Date and was a member of the cast of NBC’s The Firm.
Umm, no thanks. You can’t really improve on a film that’s already flawless.