The first trailer for “Cabrini” has been released by Angel Studios. The film tells the story of Francesca Cabrini, one of the greatest entrepreneurs of the 19th Century She began with nothing and created the largest multinational charitable empire the world had ever known. Her accomplishments equaled the likes of Vanderbilt and Rockefeller. Remarkably, Cabrini accomplished all of this and just happened to be a woman, an Italian immigrant, and a nun without a penny to her name.
The film stars Christiana Dell’Anna (Gomorrah, Mr. Happiness), Montserrat Espadalé (Crescendo, Little Boy), Romana Maggiora Vergano (Gli Anni Belli, Imaturi), David Morse (The Green Mile, The Hurt Locker), Patch Darragh (Succession, Boardwalk Empire), John Lithgow (The Crown, Bombshell), and many others.
“Cabrini” based on a story by Alejandro Monteverde (Sound of Freedom, Bella) and Rod Barr and a screenplay by Rod Barr (Little Boy, Sound of Freedom). The project is the brainchild of Eustace Wolfington. Mr. Wolfington’s passion for Francesca Cabrini’s story began over 60 years ago. “The minute I learned of Cabrini’s life story, I realized this was a story that deserved to be brought to the big screen…” says Wolfington, “As a pioneer of human rights long before today, her story will be an inspiration to today’s pioneers of human rights which makes her story and unprecedented accomplishments as relevant today as ever.”
Principle Photography took place in Western New York during the summer of 2021 and in Rome, Italy during the fall of that year. WNY period locations featured in the trailer include the Colonel Ward Pumping Station, a period back lot constructed in South Buffalo, Delaware Avenue Mansions, The City of Buffalo Common Council Chambers, Blessed Trinity Church, The Hotel Niagara, Shea’s Theatre and many more.
Joining Monteverde behind the camera are Academy Award and BAFTA Award-winning producer Jonathan Sanger (Marshall, The Elephant Man) and producer Leo Severino (Bella, Sound of Freedom), production designer Carlos Lagunas Hernar (Colombiana, Belzebuth), director of photography Gorka Gomez Andreu (House of Others, Seagull), costume designer Alisha Silverstein (Stargirl, Adam Ruins Everything).