EXCLUSIVE: Cristiana Dell’Anna, star of the HBO Max crime collection Gomorrah, has landed the lead position of U.S. Catholic nun Frances Xavier Cabrini in Alejandro Monteverde’s true story function retelling Cabrini. Production begins June 28 in Buffalo, NY and NYC.
Mother Cabrini was an Italian-American Roman Catholic nun who based the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a Catholic spiritual institute that was a significant assist to her fellow Italian immigrants to the United States. Cabrini, who lived from 1850 to 1917, was the primary U.S. citizen to be canonized as a saint by the Catholic Church, on July 7, 1946 by Pope Pius XII. Her beautification miracle concerned restoring the sight of a day-old child, Peter Smith, who had been blinded by a 50% silver nitrate answer as an alternative of the conventional 1% answer within the youngster’s eyes. Her canonization miracle concerned the therapeutic of a terminally unwell member of her congregation.
Naples, Italy native Dell’Anna starred within the FX restricted collection Trust and the Alessandro Siani function comedy Mr. Happiness. Her different Italian film credit embody Tensione superficiale, Piove and Toscana. For 32 episodes, Dell’Anna has performed Patrizia within the Leonardo Fasoli-Stefano Bises-Roberto Saviano created Italian collection Gomorrah. Dell’Anna is repped by Cavalry Media.
Mexican filmmaker Monteverde directed the 2006 function Bella which was launched by Roadside Attractions, and the 2015 Emily Watson drama Little Boy. He is repped by Sentient Entertainment and Marks Law Group.