Penelope Cruz will play Olga, a writer forced to give up her creative ambitions when her husband leaves her and her daughters.
Penelope Cruz will star in and co-produce the American adaptation with Moonlyon and Lotus Production.Days of abandonment‘ From Elena Ferrantein the English version written by Isabelle Quache.
Lotus announced this in a statement, recalling that the agreement between the star and the producer, which is currently in the development stage, was reached before filming began. SAG-AFTRA strikewhich has been going on for almost two months now.
Penelope Cruz will play Olga, a writer forced to give up her creative ambitions when her husband leaves her and her daughters. The novel was already shown in cinema in 2005 Roberto Faenza With Margarita Buy AND Luca Zingaretti.
Let us remind you that the production of the film in English in 2021 was undertaken by the company Natalie Portman, who would play the role of both leading actress and executive producer, following the stunning success found in America by the literary works of Elena Ferrante. The film was to be produced HBO and its fate would be to be in the catalog HBO Max, at least in America. Natalie Portman’s sudden refusal then led to the cancellation of filming and therefore the cancellation of the entire project.
Now the production of the new film will be taken over Lotus, an Italian company created as a division of Leone Film Group together with Moonlyon, owned by Penelope Cruz and her brother, in collaboration with Laura Fernandez Espeso. ‘Day of Abandonment‘, this is the American title of the film, it explores the inner lives of the main characters, referring to the plot of the novel by Elena Ferrante.
Isabelle Quache (“Bookshop”, “Elegy”, “My Life Without Me”) was awarded ten Goya awards – more than any other female director in Spanish history. Penélope Cruz did not accompany Michael Mann’s Enzo Ferrari (Adam Driver) film at the Venice Film Festival, in which she plays Laura, the wife of the little horse’s founder, who died in 1978.
– Advertising –