John Malkovich to star in The Yellow Tie as conductor Sergiu Celibidache
Malkovich to take on the role of maverick conductor Sergiu Celibidachi
Veteran actor and Oscar nominee John malkovich will put on the skin of a revered classical music conductor Sergiu Celibidache for an upcoming biographical film titled The yellow tie.
The international co-production directed by Oblique Media Film and Celi films, is directed and written by Celibidache’s son, Serge Ioan Celibidachi. This biopic will chronicle the life and career of one of the most controversial and original conductors who have ever lived.
Considered by the musical world as both a genius and a madman, Sergiu Celibidache was born in Romania in 1912. As a teenager, his family banished him from the house after revealing his desire to pursue a musical career. He first studied philosophy and mathematics at the University of Bucharest before, in 1936, going to Berlin and finally winning a competition to become the youngest conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 1948, Celibidache will have its premiere in London and will have an extremely eventful career and will become one of the most important conductors of the last century. His fame was also due to his being uncompromising in allowing the release of recordings of his music. His categorical refusal stemmed from the fact that Celibidache believed that it would not have the same effect outside of a concert hall.
While there still hasn’t been a definitive cast for a younger version of the conductor, Malkovich will be playing Celibidache at the top of his game and in his most prolific years. A music lover himself, the actor expressed his joy at being able to take on this role:
“I am delighted and honored to have the opportunity to play the conductor Sergiu Celibidache. A unique and singular talent, he is considered one of the great visionaries of classical music of the last century. Playing him in his later years will be a stimulating and fascinating journey. ”
The yellow tie will be filmed in Romania in the spring and summer of next year.
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