Vincent Gallo is joining Javier Bardem in Francis Ford Coppola’s family drama “Tetro,” which starts shooting later this month in Buenos Aires.
Gallo will play the title character, a brother in a family torn apart by rivalries and betrayal. Newcomer Alden Ehrenreich plays the younger brother who searches for him in the Argentinean capital. Bardem plays a local literary critic, and Maribel Verdú (Y tu mamá también, Pan’s Labyrinth) plays Tetro’s longtime love interest.
“I know choosing Vincent Gallo to star in my film will raise a few eyebrows,” Coppola said, “but I’m betting that seeing him in the role will open some eyes.”