Fists in the pocket: Kristen Stewart in the remake

Gabriele Fava

Elle Fanning and Kristen Stewart to Star in North American Remake of Marco Bellocchio’s Fists in the Pocket

Elle Fanning e Kristen Stewart they will find themselves together in a film, alongside Josh O’Connorremake of I pugni in tasca di Mark Bellocchio. The film will be directed by Karim Aïnouz, busy these days at the Cannes Film Festival with his latest film, Firebrandinterpreted by none other than Jude Law e Alicia Vikander. The script of the film will be written by Efthimis Filippou, who will adapt the film by Looker released in 1965.

Fists in the pocket: Kristen Stewart in the remake

Fists in the Pocket: A Remake Starring Elle Fanning and Kristen Stewart

Aïnouz praised the film by the Italian director, to which he was last year recognized the EFA award for Exterior Night. These are his words.

Marco Bellocchio’s surprising debut, Fists in the Pocket, was released over fifty years ago and had a huge impact on Italian cinema and storytelling at the time. I am thrilled to collaborate with Efthimis Filippou to revisit this iconic work and create a contemporary parable about the death of the traditional patriarchal family, which I hope is touching and provocative in equal measure. It is a dream come true to work with such a dynamic group of actors whom I have long admired to bring this explosive adaptation to contemporary audiences.

Fists in the Pocket by Marco Bellocchio tells the story of a blind mother, played at the time by Liliana Gracewho witnesses the progressive psychological deterioration of her four children, each a symbol of an illness, while her concern for Alessandro and his psychotic problems threaten the balance of the family nucleus.

Marco Bellocchio is currently in the running at Cannes Film Festival with the film Abducted, and has not expressed any opinion regarding the remake that will have to be done and on which, as always, we will update you on the production.

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