The new film “Lost in Florence” takes a hard look at love, sorrow and the healing power of sports in the heart of Florence, Italy. When his girlfriend turns down his marriage proposal on a trip to Florence, former college football star Eric Lombard (Brett Dalton) stays behind with his cousin Anna (Stana Katic) and her Italian husband to heal his wounds. While he’s there, they introduce him to calcio storico, an ancient form of football played every summer in Florence that combines rugby and street fighting. During his time there, Eric falls for Stefania (Alessandra Mastronardi), the girlfriend of his teammate Paolo (Alessandro Preziosi), and tries to learn what makes life worth living. It co-stars Emily Atack (“The Inbetweeners”), Robert Aramayo (“Game of Thrones”) and Marco Bonini (“Under the Tuscan Sun”). Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.
The film is written and directed by Evan Oppenheimer. It is his sixth feature film following “A Little Game,” “The Speed of Thought,” “Alchemy,” “Justice” and “The Auteur Theory.”
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When Eric Lombard proposes to his girlfriend Colleen during a romantic trip to Florence, he is shocked when she turns him down and heads back home. Heartbroken, he stays behind with his cousin Anna and her Italian husband who introduces him to calcio storico, an ancient form of football played every summer in Florence that combines rugby and street fighting. As a former college football star, Eric is a natural at the sport, and while many of the local Italians have their reservations about an American playing their beloved game, he proves himself again and again on the field and ultimately wins their approval.
During his time in Florence, Eric finds himself falling for Stefania, the girlfriend of his teammate Paolo. As their clandestine relationship heats up and the all-important final game approaches, Eric finds himself at a crossroads – caught between friendship and love, having to decide what he really wants and how hard he’s willing to fight for it.
After eight years, Stana Katic better known to viewers as Detective Kate Beckett is leaving “Castle.” ABC announced this week that Nathan Fillion’s TV wife will be departing the detective drama after Season 8. While her departure from the popular series is heartbreaking to fans and a huge loss to the network, Katic can look forward to a busy year ahead.
According to her IMDB page, Katic has completed filming three new movies slated for 2016 while on break from “Castle.” One of her projects is “Sister Cities,” an independent drama based on a play by Colette Freedman. Katic will star alongside “The Good Wife” alumni Jess Weixler, “Pretty Little Liars” actress Troian Belisario and “Gossip Girl” regular Michelle Trachtenberg.
According to Variety, “Sister Cities” revolves around four estranged sisters who reunite after losing their mother to what they believe is a suicide. Each sister is named after an American city, as different and far apart from each other as sisters. Amy Smart, Alfred Molina, Kathy Baker and Tom Everett Scott complete the cast. Sean Hanish serves as the producer and director.
Meanwhile,”Lost in Florence” (or “The Tourist”) is about an American who, after getting his heart broken, flies to Florence and get involved in a dangerous sport. Katic plays the role of Anna, a supporting character. [Watch the trailer below.]
In “The Rendezvous,” Katic goes back to solving mysteries as Rachel Rozman. The film is based on a novel by Sarah Isaias about a “mis-matched” couple that goes on to an adventure to search for the “Dead Sea Scroll” said to be hidden in the ancient city of Petra.
Moreover, Katic’s fans should not be too disappointed about her departure from “Castle” because the actress will not be straying away from television despite her blooming and increasingly busy movie career. She revealed to ET Canadathat she is developing a new television series for cable, but she refused to divulge further information because, as she quipped, she will probably be in trouble for talking about the project. With all these lined up, Stana Katic does not really need Rick Castle anymore.
Here’s a trailer for The Tourist that Stana filmed in the summer of 2014. Still no news on a release, but hopefully one of these days! You can find caps from the trailer in the gallery.
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Actress Stana Katic, best known for her role in crimeTV series ‘Castle’, says American small screen content is becoming huge with each passing day as it is able to draw in viewers from all over the world thanks to the superior writing, acting and plot.
The 36-year-old actress has starred in several films including a James Bond movie ‘Quantum of Solace’, besides TV show’s and she says though she enjoys both medium, she is excited about the new phase in American television.
“They’re very different experiences. Film is exciting because it has a clear beginning, middle and end, which demands an incredible amount of risk and faith in the story and in your fellow storytellers. I don’t mind that, though.
Standing on the precipice when creating is exhilarating,” Katic said in an email interview. “Television, however, is evolving into a new beast. The stories are more ambitious. In this new format, people are telling film-quality tales over longer periods of time. It’s exciting… I’m incredibly impressed with the developments on this front,” she said.
Actor Nathan Fillion plays author Richard Castle and Katic essays the role of NYPD Detective Kate Beckett in ‘Castle’, which is currently in its seventh season and airs on Star World Premiere in India every Wednesday 10 PM.
The Canadian-born actress’ chemistry with her co-star Fillion is considered to be one of the best on-screen pairs on television. When asked what sort of work and personal relationship she shares with Fillion, Katic said, “We are great colleagues.
A story like ours doesn’t succeed without a good bounce between the characters and I am fortunate to have a whole team of wonderful actors to work with every day.” Katic said that her next big screen project ‘The Tourist’ is in editing stage now and she is currently working on another film, which she is producing.
“I’ve begun work on a feature called ‘Elephant Winter’ that I’m producing. I recently had a meeting with the writer on the first draft of that script. He’s a wonderful writer and has taken a beautiful approach to the script, which is making the development experience very rewarding,” she said.
Brett Dalton has booked a role in the indie drama The Tourist for writer-director Evan Oppenheimer. He will play Eric Lazard, a heartbroken former college football star who gets in over his head with a dangerous Florentine sport and an alluring local woman (Alessandra Mastronardi). Stana Katic and Emil Atack also star. Dalton stars on Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and also has appeared in Killing Lincoln, Army Wives and Blue Bloods. He is repped by Gersh and Brookside Artist Management.
Stana plays Anna, the cousin of the main character, Eric. Anna lives in Italy (where she teaches Italian to foreigners), and Eric’s visit to her sets the whole story in motion.