Italian actress Giovanna Mezzogiorno has joined the cast of Wim Wenders' The Palermo Shooting, which has just started shooting Sicily, according to Variety.

Mezzogiorno who can currently be seen in theatres as the lead rold in Mike Newell's Love in the Time of Cholera, is playing an angelic art restorer in The Palermo Shooting, which Wenders has described as a romantic thriller.

The Palermo Shooting, which will contain cameos by Dennis Hopper, Lou Reed and Patti Smith, is centered around a hotshot German photographer, played by German rock star Campino, who travels to Sicily in the throes of an existential crisis and falls in love.