Adrien Brody on Dario Argento’s Giallo


The murder mystery from the legendary filmmaker

Legendary Italian horror director Dario Argento has had somewhat of a resurgence in recent years thanks to constant name-checking by the new breed of horror director that’s surfaced in the last five years – the likes of James Wan and Eli Roth to name two.

His most recent movie Mother of Tears was recently released on DVD but the 68 year old director has not rested on his laurels, jumping right into his next movie called Giallo, which teams him with actors Adrien Brody and Emmanuelle Seigner

Brody was in Toronto for the premiere of Rian Johnson’s The Brothers Bloom and he talked with about the new Argento movie, which he executive produced as well as starred in, sharing what appealed to him about working with one of the most controversial and provocative masters of horror. “That again was finding something that was extremely different, it was a genre that I’d never done and something that I enjoy,”, he told us. “This is a bit harder I think and darker (than The Jacket), that was more psychological, and this is more along Dario’s…but I’m a fan of Dario’s work, I’m a friend of his daughter, it was an opportunity to explore something different. There were a number of reasons I was attracted to that. It’s a thriller basically about a girl… in the main storyline, there’s a taxi driver abducting women and I play a detective to find and save them.”

Giallo opens overseas sometime in 2009.

Source: Edward Douglas