Antonio Banderas and Game Of Thrones star Toby Sebastian are to star in a biopic based on the early life of singer Andrea Bocelli.
According to trade bible Variety, the film will be based on Bocelli’s 1999 memoir The Music Of Silence, will include songs that Bocelli composed when he was young but have never before been released.
Here are some words from regarding the source material.
In The Music of Silence, Bocelli tells his own story in the form of an autobiographical novel, naming his alter ego “Amos Bardi.” He writes of a loving family that encouraged his musical gifts from an early age, and of the dedication that led to his professional breakthrough and his meteoric rise to stardom. The first edition of Bocelli’s memoir was published in 1999 and focused on the success and difficulties at the beginnings of his astonishing career. This newly revised and updated edition is an even deeper and more intimate analysis of his life, loves, and losses the result of wisdom gained from the increased personal and artistic maturity gained in the subsequent decade of his life. This book will touch and captivate all Bocelli fans and those who admire perseverance in the face of great challenges.
Sebastian will play Bocelli in the film with Banderas assuming the role of Maestro. Molla and Luisa Ranieri will play Bocelli’s parents while Ennio Fantastichini will portray his uncle. Michael Radford (The Postman) will direct.
More as we get it.