Sophia Loren Returning to the Screen – Still Gorgeous at 78

Sophia Loren Returning to the Screen - at 78
ophia Loren and son Edoardo Ponti
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07/05/2013 AT 11:50 AM EDT

This must be some sort of record.

After starring in movies in the '50, '60, '70s, '80s and '90s, now, at 78, Sophia Loren is coming back to the big screen.

The 1960 Oscar winner's return before the cameras, for her first starring role in a decade, will be directed by her son, Eduardo Ponti. The vehicle is La voce umana (The Human Voice), based on a 1930 one-person play by Jean Cocteau, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The three-week shoot is to take place in set in Rome, Naples and the port city Ostia.



Ponti, 40, was recently represented at New York's Tribeca Film Festival with an atmosphere short titled The Night Shift Belongs to the Stars.

As for his stunning mother, who was seen briefly in the 2009 movie musical misfire Nine – as the mother of the Daniel Day-Lewis character – this will mark her first starring role since 2004's Peperoni ripieni e pesci in faccia (Too Much Romance ... It's Time for Stuffed Peppers), a comedy directed by Lina Wertmueller, says the Reporter.

Ponti, whose father was Loren's late husband and movie producer (Doctor Zhivago) Carlo Ponti, previously directed Loren in his first feature film effort, 2002's Cuori estrani (Between Strangers).

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