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23-11-2016 - News

Andrea Bocelli and Toby Sebastian, one day at Cinecittà for the new film

One day at Cinecittà with Andrea Bocelli for THE MUSIC OF SILENCE, by Michael Radford.

A cameo of the famous singer adapted from his autobiography.

To give face and voice to the character of Andrea Bocelli is the English actor Toby Sebastian (Game of thrones) who along with Antonio Banderas, Luisa Ranieri, Jordi Mollà, Ennio Fantastichini e Nadir Caselli make up the cast of the prestigious international project. And yesterday on the set, at Cinecittà, arrived the great singer to film a cameo of the film dedicated to him THE MUSIC OF SILENCE, based on the eponymous autobiography published in Italy by De Agostini and directed by the British director Michael Radford (Il Postino,Il mercante di Venezia). In front of the grand piano, on stage, soft lights all around, Radford’ shots capture the famous Aria by Puccini Nessun dorma that is being sung by the Tuscan tenor.

Everyone knows Bocelli’s voice, his songs, the famous Opera arias interpretations, his international popularity. But less is known of his childhood and of the path that led him from Lajatico, a little village, in the Tuscan countryside, to the laurels of his current career. The screenplay is by Anna Pavignano and Michael Radford in cooperation with Andrea Bocelli. The Music of Silence, whose shooting is under way in Rome now, and then in Tuscany, is produced by Roberto Sessa for Picomedia and Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi for AMBI Media Group.

15-11-2016 - News

“The Music of Silence”, the movie based on the life of Andrea Bocelli

Antonio Banderas (“Once Upon a Time in Mexico,” “The Expendables 3”), Toby Sebastian (“Game of Thrones”) and Jordi Molla (“Bad Boys II,” “Riddick,” “Blow”) will star in a new movie “The Music of Silence, based on the life of Italian classical crossover tenor, recording artist, and singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli, and his memoires of the same title. The film is being directed by Academy Award® nominee Michael Radford (“The Postman,” “The Merchant of Venice”).

 

This film will feature songs that Bocelli composed when he was young but have never before been released.

 

AMBI is financing and producing “The Music of Silence.”

Producers of the film are Andrea Iervolino, Monika Bacardi and Roberto Sessa.

 

Few singers have touched as many hearts as has Andrea Bocelli. The golden-voiced tenor has sung to sold-out audiences all over the world, and his legions of admirers have included Popes, Presidents, and Royals as well as some of the greatest stars of classical and popular music. 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, of the blindness that began with glaucoma and became complete after a soccer accident, 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. An 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.

 

Toby Sebastian will play Bocelli (Amos) while Banderas will play the role of Maestro, and Molla will star as Amos’s father.  Luisa Ranieri (“Letters to Juliet”) will play Bocelli’s mother and Academy Award® nominee Ennio Fantastichini (“Open Doors”) his uncle.

 

The screenplay was written by Anna Pavignano and Michael Radford in collaboration with Andrea Bocelli.

 

AMBI Distribution, the worldwide sales arm of the AMBI Group, is handling global sales.

Principal photography began on November 7th in Rome.

Antonio Banderas is represented by Paradigm Talent Agency, Management firm Media Art Management, and law firm Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman.

Jordi Mola is represented by Kuranda Management, Troika and Creative Partners Group.

Toby Sebastian is represented by United Agents, CAA and management firm Impression Entertainment.

 

 

Credits

Creative Director Stefano Scozzese
Supervisor Massimiliano Ballanti
Career Contents Renate Bausch
Photographers Giovanni De Sandre, Luca Rossetti, Fabian Hochscheid
Video Contents Strani Rumori Studio
Reportages and Opera contents Giorgio De Martino
Special Thanks Sugar Music
Official Fanclub www.bocelli.de
Official Community www.andreabocelli.us

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