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Toronto: Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo' Finds Home

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Wooy Allen's "Fading Gigolo" has found a home with Millenium Films.

The deal for U.S. rights was closed at the Toronto Film Festival on Monday following two screenings over the weekend. ICM partners is selling the comedy for about $3 million.

In it, Allen returns to his Manhattan stomping grounds as a bookstore owner who becomes a pimp for John Turturro, convincing him that there's a fortune to be made in becoming a gigolo.

Turturro directed "Fading Gigolo" -- which carries the distinction of being one of the few films in which Allen appears as an actor but does not direct.

Sofia Vergara, Vanessa Paradis and Sharon Stone also star as the clients.

Turturro also wrote the the script for the film. Bill Block's QED Intl. came on board last year to produce and finance. Filming took place last fall in New York City.

Jeffrey Kusama-Hunte produced with QED's Block and Paul Hanson. site first reported the deal.

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