Woody Allen heads the cast of Fading Gigolo

Multi-faceted, Woody Allen, is following his latest directorial venture Blue Jasmine with an acting stint in the John Turturro-directed comedy Fading Gigolo where he will be seen playing the role of a pimp.

Those who have seen the first trailer of the film, are pretty impressed by Allen's character, seen playing a failed bookseller who takes on the job of a pimp by fixing dates with lonely women and Turturro's character.

The film will screen at the Toronto Film Festival this September. Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara and Vanessa Paradis star as the female clients looking for some 'action' in the film.

Turturro, who also wrote the script, said it was their barber that helped him bag Allen for the role. Reportedly, Turturro blabbed to his barber, who cuts Woody's hair, as well. Allen got interested in doing the role after the barber told him the premise of Fading Gigolo.

It is a known fact that Woody rarely takes up acting assignments outside of projects directed by him.