Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino
has decided to split his film “Loro
,” about media magnate-turned-politician Silvio Berlusconi
, into two parts, the first of which looks set for release in Italy by Universal
in late April, ahead of the Cannes Film Festival.
Sorrentino, who started shooting the film last summer, started considering the possibility of turning “Loro
” into a two-parter after he began editing, because he had plenty of footage that he was excited about, sources said.
Italian trade website Box Office
reported Monday that the first installment of “Loro
” would go out in Italy on April 24 – two weeks before the Cannes Film Festival begins – while Part 2 would go out in Italy on May 24. Contacted by Variety
, a Universal Italy executive said he could not yet confirm the news, but did not deny the report.
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