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Sophia Loren’s ‘The Life Ahead,’ Her First Film in a Decade, Acquired by Netflix

Sophia Loren’s ‘The Life Ahead,’ Her First Film in a Decade, Acquired by Netflix

Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to Sophia Loren’s return to the screen and her first feature film in over a decade, a drama called “The Life Ahead,” the streaming service announced Monday.

Edoardo Ponti directed Loren in the film, and Netflix will debut it later this year.

Loren plays a Holocaust survivor named Madame Rosa who runs a daycare business living in seaside Italy and takes in a 12-year-old street kid named Momo after he robs her. The two loners become each other’s protectors, anchoring an unconventional family.

Ponti and Ugo Chiti adapted the screenplay from the book “The Life Before Us” by Romain Gary. “The Life Ahead” also stars Ibrahima Gueye, Renato Carpentieri and Massimiliano Rossi alongside Loren.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to be working with Netflix on such a special film. In my career, I

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