Boris Damast’s Production of ‘Vivaldi’ to Star Max Irons and Claire Foy

May 28, 2011

Max Irons

Boris Damast’s upcoming epic historical drama will begin filming in September this year across various locations in Europe, including Hungary, Bruges, Germany, and Venice. British actors Max Irons and Claire Foy are lined up for the leading roles.

The film will be based on the true story of the genius Italian priest and composer, Antonio Vivaldi, and chronicles, among other things, his painstaking endeavours to transform the lives of a group of troubled girls – all of whom were the illegitimate daughters of courtesans – into a world-class orchestra, who went onto play in all the greatest halls of Venice and eventually before the Pope himself. However, the powerful and sinister Venetian Society, suspecting Vivaldi of harboring ill-intententions, hatch a devious plot against him, consequently separating him from his girls and sending him into exile. But alas, Vivaldi does all in his power to save his beloved orchestra, his career, and the morality of Venice itself from the evil scheming of the Venetian Society.

The screenplay has already been co-written by Jeffrey Freedman and director Damast himself.

The movie’s production will be a joint effort between Mirko Ikonomoff of Italy’s Victory International, Josef Cirko of HCC Media Group based in Hungary, Harald Reichebner of Luxembourg/German-based European Enterprises, Andrea Kikot of Vivaldi UK Ltd, Jean Luc van Damme of Belgium’s Banana Film and Hannes Schalle of Germany’s Moonlake Entertainment. London based Celsius Entertainment will handle international sales.

The producers are presently in the late stages of negotiations with the likes of Neve Campbell, Tom Wilkinson, Alfred Molina, Jacqueline Bisset and Sebastian Koch for the other big roles in the film.

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