It’s a big Night for Paz Vega…
The 43-year-old Spanish actress will star in American Night, a neo-noir thriller helmed by first-time film director Alessio Jim Della Valle.
Vega, who rose to acclaim in the United States after starring opposite Adam Sandler in Spanglish, will star opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Emile Hirsch and Jeremy Piven in the film.
Written by Della Valle, the plot follows Michael Rubino (Hirsch) who has just become the Don of the New York Mafia, but his greatest dream is to devote his life to painting and become a great artist. John Kaplan (Meyers), an art dealer, may feel like his life is in shambles, but he still has the best eye for spotting fakes in the world. Their paths, apparently distant, cross when Andy Warhol’s Pink Marilynis stolen, setting off a series of unexpected events that upend their lives.
Vega will play Sarah, who works as a museum curator and has earned her success without any shortcuts. Her only problem is being hopelessly in love with Kaplan
Rounding out the cast are Fortunato Cerlino, Annabelle Belmondo, Mara Lane, and Alba Amira Ramadaniwith cameo appearances featuring Michael Madsen, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Marco Leonardi, and international popstar Anastacia, who is writing and performing the song and main musical theme for the film.
The film also features artwork by Andy Warhol, Mario Schifano, Jeff Koons, Annamaria Barbaro, Gotti Bernhoft, Tullio Crali, Davide Dall’Osso, Emanuele Giannelli, Anthony Moman, Kouhei Nakama, Andrea Roggi, and Simon Thompson.
Vega’s previous credits include I’m So Excited, Mary of Nazareth, 10 Items or Less and Grace of Monaco.