EXCLUSIVE: Here’s first footage of Donald Sutherland, Claes Bang and (briefly) Elizabeth Debicki in Venice Film Festival closing night film The Burnt Orange Heresy, which also stars Mick Jagger.
Director Giuseppe Capotondi’s drama-thriller, set in present day Italy, follows charismatic art critic James Figueras (Bang) who hooks up with provocative fellow American, Berenice Hollis (Debicki). The new lovers travel to the lavish and opulent Lake Como estate of powerful art collector, Cassidy (Jagger). Their host reveals he is the patron of Jerome Debney (Sutherland), the reclusive J.D. Salinger of the art world, and he has a simple request: for James to steal a Debney masterpiece from the artist’s studio, whatever the cost. As the couple spend time with the legendary Debney, they start to realise that nothing about the artist nor their mission is what it seems.
Producers are David Zander, David Lancaster and William Horberg. Executive producers include Sienna Aquilini and Peter Touche. Screenplay comes from Scott B. Smith, from the novel by Charles Willeford. Director of photography is David Ungaro and international sales are handled by HanWay Films with domestic sales overseen by UTA/CAA.
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger will be with the team at the film’s Venice world premiere tomorrow. The movie then moves on to Toronto.
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