The Amazon Original film produced in Italy will be available exclusively on Prime Video in 240 countries and territories around the world in 2022
LONDON – Amazon Studios has announced the start of filming of the new Italian film Amazon Original which will star the Italian singer, author and producer Laura Pausini, a global star loved all over the world. The project, born from an original idea by Laura Pausini, is written by Ivan Cotroneo (The kryptonite in the bag, A kiss) and Monica Rametta (A kiss, The face of another), directed by Ivan Cotroneo, produced by Endemol Shine Italy, and will be available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in 240 countries and territories around the world in 2022.
With over 70 million albums sold, Laura Pausini is one of the most popular Italian artists in the world. No one before her in music has brought Italy in the face of so many cultures. Pausini is fresh from the recent victory of the Golden Globe for the Best Original Song for “Io Sì” – born from the collaboration with Diane Warren – and is the first woman in the history of Italian music to be nominated for the Academy Awards, for the same song, which she interpreted during the 2021 Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles followed around the world. With this new project, the most beloved and esteemed Italian artist in the world is now engaging himself, for the first time, in a film, which revolves around her and her extraordinary story.
Based on an original idea by Laura Pausini, the film is written by Ivan Cotroneo and Monica Rametta, while Gherardo Gossi (Diaz, Le sorelle Macaluso) is the director of photography. Directed by Ivan Cotroneo, one of the most prestigious names in Italian cinema called to give shape to a new narrative idea that will see the queen of Italian pop for the first time in front of the camera in a unique project. An innovative feature film that invents a new genre and confirms Laura’s love for the seventh art and that will reveal her true soul to the public, through unprecedented glimpses of her private and professional life, also giving Laura herself the great opportunity to discover aspects of himself and his world never seen and imagined, which for the first time will be revealed to the public.
“For some time I had been receiving proposals for one of my film projects but I could not find anything that seemed so special to me to devote time and energy to it”, said Laura Pausini. “I was looking for something innovative in the scripts they proposed to me, but I didn’t feel any urgency to tell myself. Then, in February 2020, I met Amazon Studios and, in one of our meetings, I realized that there was something that I had never told, something that was important to me and that I finally wanted to share. I am happy that they immediately supported my artistic idea with enthusiasm; we will try to tell it in the way that I feel most sincere, as I have always done with music, this time with all the passion I have for cinema. Shortly before the victory of the Golden Globes, I started working with one of the Italian authors and directors that I respect most and from our collaboration this madness was born which I am preparing to face with great dedication and which I am sure will amaze even those who believe they are. know me well! “.
“We are honored to welcome an extraordinary artist, loved and appreciated around the world, to the Amazon Studios family” ha affermato Georgia Brown, Head of European Amazon Originals, Amazon Studios. “Our new Italian Amazon Original film will be an innovative project and we are happy to work with the brightest and most innovative creators and talents to create an engaging and unique story for our customers. We are confident that Prime Video viewers around the world will be captivated by the incredible story we will tell with Laura ”.
“This project perfectly reflects our ambitions at Amazon Studios in Italy: to create stories in an innovative way to surprise and thrill the public”, added Nicole Morganti, Head of Amazon Originals, Italy. “We are thrilled to be working on this ambitious production that will experience perspective and storytelling like never before. We are honored to collaborate with an incredibly talented artist like Laura, with an excellent creative team led by Ivan Cotroneo and with a great production partner like Endemol Shine Italy. Thanks to the talent of this extraordinary team, we will offer spectators in Italy and around the world the story of a woman and an artist who has made her great strength out of her empathy, creativity and her extraordinary talent ”.
“Our collaboration with Amazon Prime Video continues, which again translates into a creative and productive challenge that allows us to work with excellent names in front of and behind the camera” commented Leonardo Pasquinelli, CEO of Endemol Shine Italy. “With this project, dedicated to an international star of the caliber of Laura Pausini, we will experience a completely new narrative style, with a very high production value, to give life to an unpublished, intimate and authentic story by Laura Pausini”.