The life of Rocco Casalino on the big screen. It is not fantasy: the former spokesman for Giuseppe Conte will have its moment of glory also at the cinema where, it seems, the story taken from the autobiographical book “Il Portavoce”. The Mondadori group and the exponent of the Movimento 5 Stelle have signed an agreement for the transfer of the rights of the book to Umberto Massa’s Kubla Khan film production house.
The news reported by the Corriere della Sera comes a few months after the launch of the book, whose cover made everyone think of a comparison with the well-known television series “House of Cards”, whose protagonist was Kevin Spacey.
What’s the book about
Casalino recounts the years of childhood spent as an emigrant in Rankenthal, Germany, where they beat him, insulted him and called it “Casalino Formgino” or “spaghetti eater”. Today he meditates on his revenge, his revenge and he really hopes that those people will come home in the evening, turn on the TV and see him with Angela Merkel.
Casalino tells of that violent father who beat and raped his mother in front of him and his sister. And the two of them locking themselves in the bathroom, the only room that could be locked, to escape the violence of the parent. A relationship that marked his life and that today makes him tell that he went to visit his dying father in the hospital. But only to whisper to him: “Die. You must die”.
During the Salento years he discovers communism: he adheres to Rifondazione, his idols are Che Guevara and Michele Santoro. He then became an electronic engineer in Bologna but found a job in a call center. Then the turning point with Big Brother: he took part in the first edition in 2000 and managed to stay in the House for 93 days out of 100. Success and money arrived. But he decides to try to be a journalist in some local TVs, first Telelombardia then TeleNorba. In 2008 he was struck by Beppe Grillo on his second Vaffa day and from that moment on he married the cinquestelle faith. The rest is history.