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Saturday, June 11, 2005

"Decameron" Brings Hollywood to Tuscany and Rome

Did you enjoy Hayden Christensen in the Star Wars flick "Revenge of the Sith"? You'll be seeing more of him oncscreen next year. Christensen has been in Tuscany and Rome filming "The Decameron," a film based Giovanni Boccaccio's classic 14th century novel, chronicling the stories the citizens of Florence tell each other as they succomb to the Plague.

Christensen is only one of the big names associated with the movie: "The O.C." actress Mischa Barton co-stars; Roberto Cavalli is designing the costumes; Dino De Laurentiis directs.

In other movie news, filiming of "The Young Hannibal," prequel to the 2001 film "Hannibal" is set to begin in Tuscany in September.

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