“The Hollywood Reporter” — International buyers are taking All Roads Lead to Rome, an upcoming romantic comedy starring Sarah Jessica Parker.
AMBI Distribution, which is producing the film and selling it worldwide, has closed deals across much of the world, including with StudioCanal for Australia/New Zealand, ZDF for Germany, Corbi Media for Spain, California Filmes for Latin America and SPI for Eastern Europe.
All Roads Lead to Rome centers on uptight Maggie (Parker) and her former Italian lover, Luca (Raoul Bova), who go on an exciting road trip across Italy pursuing Maggie’s rebellious teenage daughter (Rosie Day). Claudia Cardinale co-stars as Luca’s mother.
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Ella Lemhagen (The Crown Jewels) is directing All Roads Lead to Rome and co-wrote the screenplay with Cindy Myers and Josh Appignanesi.
The film is currently shooting in Italy.
AMBI Pictures principals Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi and Paradox Studio’s Mikael Wiren are financing the picture. Iervolino and Bacardi are producing with Silvio Muraglia of Paradox Studios. Wiren is executive producing with Frank Konigsberg and David Wyler.
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“The Hollywood Reporter” — Principal photography starts Tuesday for the Sarah Jessica Parker romantic comedy All Roads Lead to Rome. Other cast members include Claudia Cardinale (8½, Once Upon a Time in the West), Rosie Day (The Seasoning House) and Roman actor Raoul Bova (The Tourist, Under the Tuscan Sun). Sweden’s Ella Lemhagen (The Crown Jewels) will direct.
Parker plays an uptight mother, Maggie, who goes on a road trip across Italy with a former lover, Luca, played by Bova, to track down her rebellious teenage daughter, played by Day. Meanwhile, Luca’s mother, played by Cardinale, is on her own secret love mission. The screenplay was written by Cindy Myers, Josh Appignanesi and Lemhagen. Filming will take place in Rome and around Italy for six weeks.
AMBI Pictures and Paradox studios are financing the film. Ambi’s Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi will produce with Paradox’s Silvio Muraglia. AMBI Distribution will present the project to international buyers at the upcoming AFM market.
AMBI’s recent slate includes Barry Levinson’s The Humbling, starring Al Pacino, and Andron: The Black Labyrinth, starring Alec Baldwin and Danny Glover. Paradox’s credits include Reclaim, starring John Cusack and Ryan Phillippe, and Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, starring Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck.
Sarah Jessica Parker will play the lead in romantic comedy All Roads Lead To Rome, with principal photography to start this month on location in Italy. AMBI Pictures principals Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi and Paradox Studios’ Mikael Wiren are financing. Parker stars as Maggie, an uptight American on a road trip throughout Italy with her Italian former lover Luca as they seek out Maggie’s rebellious teenage daughter. Swedish helmer Ella Lemhagen (The Crown Jewels) is directing from a screenplay she co-wrote with Cindy Meyers and Josh Appignanesi.
Iervolino and Bacardi are producing with Silvio Muraglia of Paradox. Wiren is executive producing. AMBI Distribution will handle international sales.
AMBI was launched in 2013 as a consortium of vertically integrated film development, production, finance and distribution companies owned and operated by Iervolino and Bacardi. They recently co-produced Barry Levinson’s The Humbling starring Al Pacino.
Paradox specializes in independent film financing and international co-productions. Its most recent project Reclaim, starring John Cusack, Jacki Weaver, and Ryan Phillippe, was released on September 19 by Lionsgate. Other credits include Ain’t Them Bodies Saints and the Samuel L Jackson and Dominic Cooper thriller Reasonable Doubt.
Sex And The City star Parker is repped by CAA; her most recent features include Garry Marshall’s New Year’s Eve and The Weinstein Co’s I Don’t Know How She Does It.