Franco Nero on ‘Recon,’ Cuba Project, and ‘Django Lives!,’ in Which He Hopes Tarantino Will Cameo (Exclusive)

Italian screen legend Franco Nero is having a busy year.

“Recon,” the Robert Port-directed World War II thriller in which he stars, opened theatrically on Veteran’s Day in the U.S.

as an event release and since then has been playing well online.

German courtroom procedural “The Collini Case,” in which Nero has the title role, recently dropped Stateside on several platforms after scoring well theatrically in Germany.

His Cuba set “Havana Kyrie” will also be coming out in the U.S.

soon.And Nero’s got plenty more projects in the pipeline including “Django Lives!” where he plans to reprise the role that brought him worldwide fame in Sergio Corbucci’s 1966 classic Spaghetti Western “Django.” On his birthday, the 79-year-old icon spoke exclusively to Variety from Rome, where he’s been stuck due to the pandemic, but was pleased to get flowers sent from England by his wife Vanessa Redgrave.

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