The Italian actress is going to star in an Italian-language production by her son, Edoardo Ponti, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
At 78, Sophia Loren is to star in a big-screen version of Cocteau's 1930 one-woman play The Human Voice. This story of a breakup told in the form of a telephone monologue (previously adapted in 1948 by Roberto Rossellini with Anna Magnani in the role) will start shooting in July in Rome, Naples and Ostia, under the title La Voce Umana.
The Cocteau film will be her second collaboration to date with Edoardo, Loren's son with producer Carlo Ponti. In 2002 Edoardo Ponti directed his mother, along with an international cast including Gérard Depardieu and Mira Sorvino, in the feature Between Strangers.
Sophia Loren's last motion picture appearance was in 2009, when she played a minor part in Nine, a musical by Rob Marshall starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz and Nicole Kidman.