Prêt-à-Porter actress Sophia Loren is set to return to the big screen after accepting her first starring role in ten years.

The 78-year-old award-winning Italian actress will take on her first leading role since 2004 when she starred in the Lina Wertmueller-directed comedy Peperoni Ripieni e Pesci in Faccia (Too Much Romance... It's Time for Stuffed Peppers).

The new movie called La Voca Humana (The Human Voice) is based on a 1930 one-person play by Jean Cocteau, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film adaptation is set to be directed by Sophia's youngest son Eduardo Ponti, and will be shot in multiple cities in Italy including Rome and Naples.

Ponti previously directed his mother when she starred in his film debut, Cuori Estrani (Between Strangers), in 2002.