The story is based on a one-person play first performed in 1930, written by the French poet and writer Jean Cocteau. Unlike the stage version, which was written in French, the screen version of the story will be performed in Neapolitan dialect, the Hollywood Reporter said quoting Italian newspapers.
The film will be set in Rome, Naples and Ostia and the shooting is expected to take around three weeks, starting this month.
It will be Loren`s first starring role since 2004 ‘Peperoni ripieni e pesci in faccia’ (‘Too Much Romance...It`s Time For Stuffed Peppers’).
Loren, 78, had also starred in her 40-year-old son`s debut 2002 drama ‘Cuori estrani’ (‘Between Strangers’).
Loren, counted among one of the most beautiful women of her time, starred in films like ‘Two Women’, ‘Houseboat’, ‘El Cid’, ‘Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’ and ‘A Special Day’.