Sophia Loren and director Michelangelo Antonioni are planning a movie together.

"It's an extraordinary role written especially for me," the Italian actress told Rome's ANSA news agency.Loren said the project, her first with Antonioni, has a working title of "Verna." Further details were unavailable.

The 85-year-old Antonioni, who won a lifetime achievement Ocscar in 1995, has been hampered by the effects of a stroke in recent years. He last directed a movie in 1994.

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