Sophia Loren to star in a film for the primary time in 10 years
Italian actress Sophia Loren will star in a function movie for the primary time in a decade, courtesy of Netflix.
The streamer’s new Italian-language drama, “The Life Forward,” starring 86-year-old Loren, will debut Nov. 13, Deadline experiences. The movie is directed by the star’s son, Edoardo Ponti.
“When my son proposed the position to me, it was a dream come true. I jumped on the alternative to make it,” Loren informed Deadline. “I liked portraying Madame Rosa. She is hard, she is fragile, she is a survivor. In some ways she jogs my memory of my very own mom.”
The Academy Award winner (1961’s “Two Girls”) performs a Jewish lady and Holocaust survivor who helps increase the youngsters of prostitutes — and she or he’s already getting Oscar buzz for the position.
That is sensible, given the timing. Though award season is pushed again because of the pandemic (the 2021 Oscars will happen April 25), “The Life Forward’s” November launch date matches snugly with Netflix’s conventional status rollouts. Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” as an example, dropped Nov. 27 final yr — the identical yr Netflix managed 7 out of 20 appearing nominations.
“The Life Forward” hopes to have an in-person world premiere in Rome in late October.
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