As mentioned earlier, Tom waits plays a small part in Roberto Benigni's upcoming movie, La tigre e la neve. The movie is scheduled for release on October 14.
Production company 01 Distribution has a trailer on line, which features a flash of Mr. Waits behind a mike, if I'm not mistaken. The cast also in cludes Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi and Jean Reno.
UPDATE: According to the closing credits in this trailer, the movie will contain ,,una canzione originale'' by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, called You can never hold back spring. On his website, film composer Ryan Leach claims he has ,,transcribed and created a lead sheet'' for Tom Waits for this song.
(thanks to Pieter & Andre)