Michael Winterbottom will be returning to Liguria at the end of May to start his “Trip to Italy” that will take him all the way to Campania, passing through Tuscany and along the Tyrrhenian coast. “Trip to Italy” is expected to become a TV series for the BBC, in the wake of the famous “The Trip”, in which Winterbottom followed the two comic actors Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon around restaurants and hotels in the north of England, filming their adventures and brilliant conversations about their love lives, careers and language. Originally a six part TV series for BBC2, “The Trip” was then turned into a film and went on general release. Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon will also be the protagonists of the Italian version and their journey will follow the steps of the 19th century English romantic poets, from Shelley to Byron.
In Liguria the locations featured will be Genoa, Camogli, Portovenere, Lerici and San Terenzo which the duo will tour by car and by boat: in fact, many days of filming on the sea are planned and a casting process has been set up to recruit a young “skipper”.
The tour will then move on to Pisa and Viareggio, ending up in Campania, taking in Naples, the Amalfi Coast, Capri and Pompeii.
The second unit of Martin Scorsese’s movie, “The Wolf of Wall Street”, starring Leonardo Di Caprio will also be arriving in Liguria at the end of May: the crew will film for two days in Portofino, Riomaggiore and Vernazza, with the assistance and collaboration of the Genova-Liguria Film Commission.
From May to June, Santa Margherita and Genoa will provide the set for the new Checco Zalone movie, “Sole a Catinelle”, directed by Gennaro Nunziante and produced by Tao Due, which will be distributed in Italy by Medusa in fall 2013.