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Marco D'Amore to direct Gomorrah prequel featuring Ciro Di Marzio


Story by Jack Foley

A BIG screen prequel to hit Italian TV series Gomorrah, featuring lead character Ciro Di Marzio, is on the way.

The film will be directed by Marco D’Amore, who also directed several episodes of the upcoming season four of the hit show. He will also star in the film.

Gomorrah writer Leonardo Fasoli, one of Italy’s leading TV writers, is penning the screenplay.

Principal photography is planned to start February 2019.

Gomorrah, based on the Roberto Saviano best-selling novel on the Camorra power struggle in and around Naples, has become one of Sky Italia’s biggest hits, both nationally and internationally.

In Italy, Gomorrah is a cultural phenomenon, ranking higher in TV ratings than either Game of Thrones and many international soccer matches.

Lead character Ciro has also become a cult fan favourite, thanks to his nickname of ‘the Immortal’ and his ability to survive, often against the odds. A cold hearted and cunning assassin, the show has followed Ciro as he works his way up through the Don Pietro clan, serving as a mentor to Don Pietro’s son Genny.

The forthcoming fourth season was shot in London and Bologna in addition to Naples, with the storyline set to focus on Genny and Patrizia finding a balance of power while characters Enzo and Valerio solidify their gang’s leadership.