Anthony Hopkins as The Mentor and Director Nick Stagliano in The Virtuoso. Photo Credit: Lance Skundrich
Nick Stagliano returns with a new action thriller The Virtuoso. A film that breaks from the unconventional hitman films with an outstanding cast.
Danger, deception, and murder descend upon a sleepy country town when a professional assassin (Anson Mount, “Crossroads”) accepts a new assignment from his enigmatic mentor and boss (two times Oscar® winner Anthony Hopkins). Given only where and when along with a cryptic clue, the methodical hit man must identify his mysterious mark from among several possible targets, including a local sheriff (David Morse,”The Green Mile”). Meanwhile, a chance encounter with an alluring woman (Abbie Cornish, “Bright Star”) at the town’s rustic diner threatens to derail his mission in this noir-style cloak-and-dagger thriller.
Nick Stagliano is a graduate from NYU Film Institute. He is a director and producer known for working in crime thrillers. In 1999 he made his directorial debut in The Florentine with Jeremy Davies, Virginia Madsen and late Luke Perry. Besides being a co-writer for The Virtuoso he also co-wrote the short film, Good Day For It. One of his last projects was Doorman, where he served as an executive producer.
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I was connected via Zoom with the filmmaker Nick Stagliano to talk about his last creation, The Virtuoso. He shared his joy for working with this type of story and how the distinguished cast came together. In addition, getting to work with the recent Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins and more.
The Virtuoso is available in theaters and on Demand April 30th, 2021. In Blue-Ray and DVD May 4th, 2021