Amazon Studios announced today that shooting has begun on a new Italian Amazon Original Movie starring Italian singer-songwriter and music producer Laura Pausini. The untitled project, based on her own original idea, is written by Ivan Cotroneo and Monica Rametta, directed by Ivan Cotroneo, produced by Endemol Shine Italy, and will be available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in 2022.
With over 70 million albums sold worldwide, Laura Pausini is one of the most highly regarded Italian artistes in the world. Her international reach makes her uniquely positioned as an Italian recording artiste. Pausini recently collaborated with songwriter Diane Warren on the song Io Sì (Seen) which won Best Original Song in a Motion Picture at the Golden Globes.
She was the first woman in the history of Italian music to be nominated at the Academy Awards for Best Original Song, for the same song, which she also performed during 2021 Academy Awards Ceremony filmed in Los Angeles and broadcast all over the world. With this new project, Pausini is making her cinematic debut on a film that revolves around her extraordinary story.
“I had been receiving offers for film projects for some time, but I couldn’t find anything that was special enough to devote my time and energy to,” says Pausini. “I didn’t feel any urgency to tell my story, and I was looking for an innovative script. In February 2020, I met Amazon Studios, and during one of our meetings, I realised there was a story I had never told that was important to me and that I now wanted to share. I am happy they immediately supported my artistic idea with enthusiasm.”
Elaborating further, she said, “We will try to tell this story in the way I feel is the sincerest, as I have always been doing with music, this time with all my passion for cinema. Shortly before the Golden Globe victory, I started working with an Italian author and director that I really respect. Our collaboration generated this madness I am preparing to face with great dedication and that, I am sure, will amaze even those who think they know me well!”
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