When I hear the word 'playboy,' I tend to think of one of two things: Either I immediately think of Cary Grant in The Philadelphia Story, or the Euro-trash gigolo type (if you need a point of reference, think Warren Beatty in The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone). Either way, it will be a pretty neat hat-trick if a new film about a penniless playboy can inject some new life into the archetype.

Variety announced that Filippo Bozotti has signed to star in The Great Pretender. The film was written by Dmitry Lipkin and Colette Burson (Little Black Boot) and follows a penniless European playboy who is caught with the wrong woman. To pay off the debt to a dangerous casino magnate our playboy friend has to charm and bed a famous American actress. I'm not entirely sure how that would get him out of trouble, but hopefully Lipkin and Burson have come up with something.

Bozotti isn't exactly a household name, but if you are an avid fan of The Sopranos, then you might recognize him as Giovanni Coppito. The Great Pretender will start shooting in Italy, France and Spain next summer with Maverick Films and Article 19 Films (co-founded by Bozotti) footing the bill.
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