Paolo Sorrentino to Direct ‘The Hand of God’ for Netflix

  • Variety
Paolo Sorrentino to Direct ‘The Hand of God’ for Netflix
Paolo Sorrentino will return to his hometown of Naples for feature film “The Hand of God” for Netflix.

Produced by “The Great Beauty” director alongside Lorenzo Mieli for Fremantle-backed The Apartment Pictures, the film will be produced in Naples. Sorrentino will both write and direct, though further details about the project remain sparse. The film’s title, however, may be a reference to Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona, who was a character in Sorrentino’s 2015 film “Youth.”

In an interview with Variety in 2015, Sorrentino said of the football legend: “Aside from all the things I’ve said before about Maradona, he involuntarily saved my life. I lost my parents when I was 16 in an accident with the heating system in a house in the mountains where I always used to go to with them. That weekend, I didn’t go because I wanted to go watch Maradona and S.S.C
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