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Friday, June 17, 2005

Courtney as Caligula?

Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli is best known for organizing a performance at the 2001 Venice Biennale, in which former supermodel Veruschka (Antonioni-heads will remember her as the star of the opening photo shoot in Blow-Up) sat on a bench embroidering for four days.

Four years later, Vezzoli is back at the Biennale, and this time he's brought a trailer for his new film, an update on Gore Vidal's Caligula.

With costumes designed by Donatella Versace and appearances by Milla Jovovich, Benicio Del Toro and Vidal himself, even just the trailer is drawing tons of attention.

The Guardian says it's "very funny and very camp", and Artforum's David Rimanelli calls it the "succès fou of" this year's Biennale.
And guess who plays the titular Roman emperer? None other than the "authentically bonkers" Courtney Love. Who better to play a sister-seducing, world-class glutton? I can't wait to see pictures.

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