ROME (AP) _ Sophia Loren and director Michelangelo Antonioni are planning a movie together.

``It's an extraordinary role written especially for me,'' the Italian actress told the ANSA news agency.

Ms. Loren said the project, her first with Antonioni, has a working title of ``Verna.'' Further details were unavailable.

The 85-year-old Antonioni, who directed ``Blow Up,'' has been hampered by the effects of a stroke in recent years. He last directed a movie in 1994, and won a lifetime achievement Oscar in 1995.