The first clapperboard has slammed for Il testimone invisibile (lit. “The Invisible Witness”), the new film by Stefano Mordini. For his fourth fiction feature, the director of Smalltown, Italy (in competition at Berlin in 2005), Steel (selected in 2012 in Venice’s Giornate degli Autori) and Pericle the Black (in competition in Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2016) is working once again with Riccardo Scamarcio, who also toplined his last movie and is currently gracing screens in Loro by Paolo Sorrentino. Flanking the Pugliese actor will be Miriam Leone (At War with Love, Sweet Dreams), Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Human Capital, Loro) and Maria Paiato (On the Trail of My Father).
Produced by Riccardo Sessa for Picomedia and Warner Bros Entertainment Italia, in conjunction with the Trentino Film Commission, Il testimone invisibile is a remake of the Spanish film The Invisible Guest by Oriol Paulo. Adriano Doria (Scamarcio), a successful young entrepreneur, wakes up in a hotel room that has been locked from the inside, and next to him is the dead body of his lover, the beguiling photographer Laura (Leone). He is accused of murder but pleads not guilty. In order to defend himself, he hires criminal defence lawyer Virginia Ferrara (Paiato), who is famous for never having lost a case. The emergence of a key witness and his imminent questioning, which could bring him down for good, force Adriano and his lawyer Ferrara to prepare his defence strategy and to find proof of his innocence in just three hours. Forced into a corner, Adriano will have to tell the whole truth.
The shoot for Il testimone invisibile will last for six weeks, and will take place in Trentino and Rome. The movie will be distributed by Warner Bros Pictures.