According to The Hollywood Reporter and a number of Italian newspapers the actress is set to star in La Voce Umana (The Human Voice) , a movie being directed by her son, 40-year old Edoardo Ponti.
The film is to be set in a number of different Italian locations including Naples and Rome, with a substantial part of the shooting due to take place in Ostia, a harbour town on the Tyrrhenian coast near to Rome.
The story of The Human Voice is based around a 1930 Jean Cocteau play which portrays the mental breakdown of a woman after she learns that her lover for the last 5 years is about to marry another woman. The story has previously been filmed in 1948 by Roberto Rossellini who used the plot of La Voce Umana as part of his anthology piece L’Amore. This earlier version had the acclaimed Oscar-winning Italian actress Anna Magnani playing the role that Loren is to take on in the new movie.
Despite now being 78-years old Loren is still a stunning looking woman as cab be sen from the photo shown here which was taken last year. There are many woman less than half her age who would love to rock a body half as good as hers. She last acted over 3 years ago when she appeared in the Italian tv movie My House Is Full Of Mirrors when she played her own mother!
Although it could seem a little awkward for Edoardo to direct his own mother in a movie he does have some experience of this already as he directed Loren in his 2002 movie Between Strangers (Cuori Estrani).
The Human Voice is expected to start shooting later on this month with a likely release date of some time next year.