According to the latest news, the Cuban-American actor Andy Garcia will be playing a famous Romanian sculptor in a new movie produced by Mick Davis. The Scottish film director made the announcement publicly on Facebook and said that Garcia will play the role of Constantin Brancusi, a famous sculptor who lived in France. The director also added a black and white photo of Andy Garcia wearing glasses and a beard similar to the real life sculptor.
Mick Davis has also directed “Modigliani”, a film shot in 2004 in Romania. The film is about Amedeo Modigliani and his tragic story, both when it comes to his rivalry with Pablo Picasso and to his relationship with Jeanne Hebuterne. Andy Garcia also played in this movie, so it seems that the two are making a great team together.
Last year, Mick Davis visited Romania again for the global premiere of his show called “Paganini”. The play was on the stage at Metropolis Theater in the capital and it was first played on May 27. As such, the director declared himself in love with Romania, and now it seems with Brancusi too.
He declared that he chose Brancusi as the subject for his upcoming film because he appreciates him very much. What he likes most is the modesty and the common sense the artist had, which highlights his great character, in Davis’ view. Moreover, he added that nowadays you can rarely see an artist which simply doesn’t care about material wealth and is interested solely in his art.
It will be interesting to see how Andy Garcia will choose to portray this important Romanian figure and how will the movie show him. Up until now, it seems that the artist will be presented in a positive light, since Davis only has good words about him.