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Woody Allen rarely stars in films he doesn't write and direct, with his last such role being in Alfonso Arau's 2000 comedy "Picking Up the Pieces". Nevertheless, the filmmaker is clearly making an exception for John Turturro, as he's just signed on to star opposite the "Hannah and Her Sisters" co-star in the comedy "Fading Gigolo", which Turturro is also writing and directing. The two will play financially-distressed best friends who start a gigolo business together in their Hasidic Jewish neighborhood (Allen as the pimp, Turturro as the ho), taking on the names Virgil and Bongo in the process (no word yet »

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