Ninety years old in June 2018, legendary director, producer and scriptwriter James Ivory has not yet entered retirement.
He is to win his first feature-length acting credit with fairy-tale style drama “Dance Again With Me Heywood!”
The story follows a lonely man who forms a friendship with his younger female dance partner, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Both have Moon’s Butterfly syndrome, meaning that they can only be seen by other people that have the same disease.
Filming of the Italian-made English-language production is already underway, with Michele Diomà at the helm, with Giorgio Arcelli Fontana and Ottavia Orticello as the movie’s young leads.
Ivory has been nominated four times for an Academy Award, on the first three occasions as director of “A Room with a View,” “Howards End,” and “The Remains of the Day.”
Then in 2018 he won Best Adapted Screenplay, after converting André Aciman’s novel “Call Me by Your Name” into the basis for Italian director Luca Guadagnino’s film.
“Dance Again With Me Heywood!” is expected to debut in November.