facebook
twitter
search
search

Sophia Loren takes on first starring role in nearly a decade

By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com   |   July 6, 2013 at 2:33 PM
| License Photo

Sophia Loren is returning to the big screen for her first starring role in nearly a decade with a film directed by her son, Edoardo Ponti.

The Italian actress last appeared in the musical "Nine" as Daniel Day-Lewis' mother in 2009, but her last starring role was in 2004 in "Too Much Romance … It's Time For Stuffed Peppers."

Loren is set to star in "La voce umana," or "The Human Voice," based on a one-person play written by French poet and writer Jean Cocteau.

Filming will take place over the course of three weeks in Rome, Naples and Ostia in Italy.

It's not the first time Loren's son has directed her from behind the camera. She also starred in his 2002 drama "Cuori estrani," or "Between Strangers."

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Kate Gosselin celebrates sextuplets' 11th birthday
Chrissy Teigen shares strategic topless photo
Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady may not be welcome at top country club
Gerard Butler stars in 'London Has Fallen' teaser trailer
Watch Emilia Clarke's spot-on Valley Girl impression