Marco Bellocchio (“Vincere”) will direct the transgressive nun-themed historical drama “La Monaca di Bobbio” reports Variety.
The story is based on the true tale of a 17th century noblewoman forced by her father to become a vestal. Her unholy sexual affairs inside a convent lead to a murder and her incarceration. Maya Sansa is in advanced negotiations to play the lead.
A young priest caught in a dilemma over her behaviour will be the central character. The director will shift the story’s location to Northern Italy. Shooting kicks off in September.