Sophia Loren returns to silver-screen

If reports are to be believed the legendary Italian actress, Sophia Loren, who redefined the concept of beauty with her iconic roles and inspired a whole generation of actresses, is all set to return to the big screen for her first starring role in nearly a decade.
Italian newspapers reported that the 78 year old icon would star in La voce umana (The Human Voice), interestingly the film will be directed by her 40 year old son, Edoardo Ponti

The Human Voice's story is reportedly based on a one-person play first performed in 1930, written by the French poet and writer, Jean Cocteau. The film will be set in Rome, Naples and Ostia, the port city just west of Rome, with shooting expected to take around three weeks.

The role will be Loren’s first acting work of any kind in three years, when she starred in the Italian television movie La mia casa e’ piena di specchi (My House if Full of Mirrors), an autobiographical film in which she played her own mother and Margareth Made played the young Loren.

 Sophia Loren

Interestingly, it will not be the first time Ponti will direct his mother in a film; she also starred in his 2002 drama Cuori estrani (Between Strangers), Ponti’s debut feature film.

Popcorn Media wishes the icon, all the best for her new starring role.