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Christensen & Barton in Decameron remake

Hot young stars Hayden Christensen and Mischa Barton will topline Guilty Pleasures, a new film adaptation of The Decameron, a collection of a hundred tales about life and love in the 14th century by medieval author Giovanni Boccaccio. The premise is that a group of young aristocrats from Florence retire to the country to escape the plague ravaging their city. There, they keep each other amused by telling stories.

The Decameron was filmed before, in 1971, by legendary Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini, who selected some of the more vulgar, bawdy stories. That movie was a big hit and inspired numerous rip-offs in the early seventies, some by Pasolini himself. Most ended up playing in the adult cinemas of the time.

This new version is adapted and directed by David Leland, the British filmmaker best known for writing Mona Lisa and directing Wish You Were Here in the 1980s. The supporting cast includes Tim Roth and Christopher Egan. Guilty Pleasures will be released by the Weinstein Company in early 2007.

Last updated: 19/04/2018 04:41:21

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