Sophia Loren Spotted in a Wheelchair on the Set of Her First Movie in a Decade

Oscar-winning actress Sophia Loren was seen honing her role of a wheelchaired woman, after being back on the big screen to do a film directed by her son, Edoardo Ponti.

Sophia Loren is about to do another film directed by her son, Edoardo Ponti, where she will play a Holocaust survivor bound by a wheelchair, Madame Rosa, who gets close to a 12-year-old Senegalese immigrant boy.

The 84-year-old Italian actress was seen filming in Bari, Italy, while on a wheelchair that was pushed by a boy. Loren had a bare face and under-styled hair but wore spectacular bright outfit paired with a red shawl and a floral skirt.

Sophia Loren | Source: Getty Images

Sophia Loren | Source: Getty Images

The movie is entitled “La Vita Davanti” in Italian, and translated in English as “The Life Ahead,” an adaptation of the novel “La Vie Devant Soi” by Romain Gary. The novel already had a film adaptation in 1978 which won a foreign-language Oscar.

Sophia Loren | Source: Getty Images

Sophia Loren | Source: Getty Images

“At 84 she wants to put it all on the line to make a movie that is so deep, so challenging, both emotionally and physically,” Ponti said of his mother. “The energy and passion with which she approaches every scene is a marvel to watch.”

Other actors cast in the film are Spanish actress Abril Zamora, Italian actor Renato Carpentieri, and Ibrahima Gueye, who will be playing the child lead in what could be another award-winning film.

Sophia Loren | Source: Getty Images

Sophia Loren | Source: Getty Images

Earlier this year, Loren made a rare public appearance to host the screening of “Maty Poppins Returns” in Beverly Hills where she looked beautiful as ever. The Academy Award-winning actress donned in a blue jacket and pants of the same color.

The screening and reception took place at the Montage Hotel, where celebrities mingled with each other. Loren was accompanied by Ponti, who is the younger son of the actress with her late husband, Italian film producer Carlo Ponti.

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