Andrea Bocelli's Struggle With Blindness Inspires Big-Screen Story
At the age of 58, Andrea Bocelli has inspired one of Britain’s leading film directors to tell his story on the big screen, The Guardian reports.
Michael Radford, whose previous films include the critically acclaimed Il Postino and The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino, is shooting The Music of Silence, based on Bocelli's autobiographical novel.
It tells the story of the golden-voiced Italian tenor who overcame blindness to become a vocal superstar, selling more than 80 million albums.
Bocelli lost his sight as a child and struggled to teach himself to read music in Braille. He competed in talent shows until his gift was recognized by Luciano Pavarotti.
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