Based on the life of Italian Composer Niccolo Paganini.
Writer/director Benard Rose‘s THE DEVILS VIOLINIST (2013) has secured distributorships for U. S. theatrical and VOD from Freestyle Digital Media (FDM)* and Stryker Entertainment. The Devil’s Violinist chronicles the life of the notorious 19th-century Italian violinist and composer Niccolò Paganini.
In 1830, violin virtuoso and notorious womanizer Niccolò Paganini (David Garrett) is at the peak of his career, acclaimed throughout Europe. His name alone suggests countless affairs and scandals – which is exactly what his manager Urbani (Jared Harris) is doing his utmost to cultivate, for it is in his interest to market his famous client the best way possible. Only the London public has yet to be conquered.
In a plan to lure Paganini to London, impresario John Watson (Christian McKay) and his mistress Elisabeth Wells (Veronica Ferres) risk all they own. Business- savvy Urbani ultimately manages to bring Paganini to the British capital, albeit against his will. And thanks to the rave reviews by journalist Ethel Langham (Joely Richardson), Urbani’s strategy seems to be working better than he imagined.
Modern superstar violinist David Garrett makes his first acting debut as Italian composer Niccolò Paganini, brings his own virtuosic violin playing to the film. His extraordinary, unprecedented success as an international rock and classical virtuoso would not be possible without some of the techniques cultivated by Paganini, and thus he was thrilled to take on the unique and extraordinary biographical role of music’s first true superstar.
In theaters January 30, 2015.
*Recent Freestyle titles include the box office hit GOD’S NOT DEAD, TIGER EYES, the first big screen adaptation of a Judy Blume novel starring Willa Holland, and the SXSW festival favorite FUNERAL KINGS from the McManus Brothers and THE IDENTICAL starring Ashley Judd and Ray Liotta.
Writer/director: Bernard Rose
Stars: David Garrett, Jared Harris, Joely Richardson and Christian McKay.
Genre: Music film
Runtime: 122 minutes
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