Buscemi and Malco Filming Saint John of Las Vegas

Variety says production has begun on Saint John of Las Vegas, a drama that stars Steve Buscemi, Romany Malco, Emily Mortimer, Tim Blake Nelson, John Cho, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Peter Dinklage.

Newcomer Hue Rhodes wrote the script and makes his feature directing debut.

In a loose adaptation of Dante’s “Inferno,” Buscemi plays an ex-gambler who’s under the tutelage of a maverick insurance fraud investigator (Malco).

The film is shooting in Albuquerque, N.M., and Las Vegas.