How is this for a Cannes plot twist? Aniello Arena, the Italian actor who is already being praised at the prestigious film festival for “a very winning central performance” in the competition entry Reality, is unable to promote his breakout film because he is serving time in prison. Arena reportedly has been imprisoned for two decades and was excused to star in director Matteo Garrone’s film during the day as long as he returned to custody at night. According to Forbes, Arena is currently serving a 20-year-to-life term in Italy for double murder.
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