Penelope Cruz to star in Elena Ferrante movie adaptation

Penélope Cruz has secured her upcoming film. The beloved Spanish actress will star in an English-language adaptation of “The Days of Abandonment,” an Italian novel written by Elena Ferrante. The film will be directed by Isabel Coixet, a Spanish director that’s worked with Cruz in the past.

“The Days of Abandonment” will transplant its original Italian setting to America, with Cruz playing Olga, a writer forced to put her career on hold once her husband of 15 years abandons her and their two daughters for another woman. The screenplay will be written by Laurence Coriat and will be directed by Coixet, who worked with Cruz in the film “Elegy.”

Elena Ferrante is one of the most prolific and mysterious writers of our times. Her novels have become worldwide best sellers and have been adapted into succesful films and TV series, like “My Brilliant Friend,” “The Lying Life of Adults,” and “The Lost Daughter.” Despite her immense popularity, Ferrante keeps her life and identity private, writing under a pseudonym.

Videos: “Ferrari” Official Teaser Trailer

Check out the teaser trailer for Ferrari, an upcoming film starring Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, Sarah Gordon, Gabriel Leone, Jack O’Connell, and Patrick Dempsey.

Photos: “En los márgenes” (2022)

Added +2700 HD screen captures of Penélope Cruz as Azucena in En los márgenes (2022). Check them out in the photo gallery!

Photos: “L’Immensità” Screen Captures

Added +2100 HD screen captures of Penélope Cruz as Lola Cuevas in L’Immensità (2022). Check them out in the photo gallery!

Photos: “Competencia Oficial” Screen Captures

Added +2900 HD screen captures of Penélope Cruz as Lola Cuevas in Competencia Oficial (2021). Check them out in the photo gallery!

Videos: “En los márgenes” Official Trailer

Check out the official trailer of “En los márgenes”!

Photos: Filming “Ferrari” (August 04)

Added new photos of Penélope Cruz filming “Ferrari” on August 04. Check them out!

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‘L’immensita’: First Look At Penelope Cruz In Emanuele Crialese’s Italian Drama

Here’s your first look at Oscar winner Penelope Cruz in Italian drama L’immensita, which is in post-production.

Emanuele Crialese’s film is set in 1970’s Rome. The Borghetti family has just moved into one of the many freshly-built apartment blocks in the city. Despite the beautiful, sweeping views of the city from their top floor apartment, the family is not as close as they once were. Clara (Cruz, who speaks Italian) and Felice (Vincenzo Amato) are no longer in love, but are unable to leave each other. Clara finds refuge from her loneliness in the shelter of her special relationships with her three children. The oldest, Adriana, an unknown child in their new neighborhood, deliberately presents as a boy to the neighborhood children, pushing the family’s bond towards breaking point.

Pathé is continuing sales on the Italian-language film at this week’s virtual EFM. Pic is produced by Mario Gianani and Lorenzo Gangarossa for Fremantle’s Wildside with Dimitri Rassam for Chapter 2. Warner Bros Italia is also co-producing and will distribute the film in Italy. France 3 Cinéma and Pathé are also co-producing in France, and Pathé will release the film in France and Switzerland. Writers are Crialese, Francesca Manieri and Vittorio Moroni Crialese previously directed Respiro, which won the Grand Prix at Cannes’ Critics Week, as well as Nuovomondo and Terraferma, which won the Silver Lion and Special Jury Prize at Venice, respectively. Cruz last week scored a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her role in Pedro Almodovar’s Parallel Mothers. It was the Spanish actress’s fourth Academy Award nomination.

Penélope Cruz Set To Star In Michael Mann’s Passion Project ‘Ferrari’

Heat director Michael Mann is getting closer to the start line on his passion project Ferrari thanks to some strong new cast and a big domestic deal with STX. We can reveal that Oscar nominee Adam Driver, Oscar winner Penélope Cruz and Emmy nominee Shailene Woodley are newly aboard for the big-budget biopic of racing mogul Enzo Ferrari.

Star Wars and House Of Gucci actor Driver is replacing Hugh Jackman in the title role while Parallel Mothers star Cruz will play Enzo’s wife Laura. Big Little Lies star Woodley will play mistress Lina Lardi. Four-time Oscar nominee Mann is gearing up for a May start in Italy.

STX is handling International rights and has now picked up domestic in a big deal with Mann. As we revealed in previous reporting on the project, Amazon is aboard in a handful of international markets. STX International will look to close remaining deals this week with some big international pacts already secured, including Leone in Italy. The movie, which Mann has been working on for two decades, is set during the summer of 1957. Ex-racecar driver, Ferrari, is in crisis. Bankruptcy stalks the company he and his wife, Laura, built from nothing ten years earlier. Their tempestuous marriage struggles with the mourning for one son and the acknowledgement of another. He decides to counter his losses by rolling the dice on one race – 1,000 miles across Italy, the iconic Mille Miglia.

Pénelope Cruz nominated for Academy Awards

Parallel Mothers has been nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Actress in a Leading Role—Penélope Cruz, and Best Original Score—Alberto Iglesias.


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