Oscar and Emmy winner Oliver Stone is set to direct the pilot of the period drama series “Dolce Vita” which is set in 1950s Rome. Entertainment One, Mediaset Group and De Laurentiis Company will produce.
Created and written by Emmy winner Tom Fontana (“Oz,” “Homicide: Life on the Streets”), the narrative story is inspired by Stephen Gundle’s 2011 true crime novel “Death and Dolce Vita” which investigates the murder scandal that rocked Italy and portrays the Rome of romance, luxury, and glamour – as well as a city of carnal crimes, sex, drugs, corruption, and cover-ups.
Italian scribes Giancarlo De Cataldo, Mimmo Rafele and Nicola Ravera Rafele will also contribute to the English-language series to be shot on location in Italy. Stone, Fontana, Marco Belardi, Lello Monteverde, Martha de Laurentiis and Barry Levinson will executive produce.