Oct 20, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker Starts Shooting “All Roads Lead to Rome”

“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.

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