Giovanni Veronesi’s The Fifth Wheel (L’Ultima Ruota del Carro) will open the 8th Rome Film festival next month (November 8-17).

Elio Germano, who won Best Actor at Cannes for Our Life (La Nostra Vita) in 2010, stars with Alessandra Mastronardi in the comedy-drama which screens Out of Competition.

Warner Bros. Entertainment Italia and Fandango produce in association with Ogi Film. International sales are handled by Fandango Sales.

Veronesi’s past credits include the popular Manual of Love (Manuale d’amore) trilogy, What Will Become of Us (Che ne sarà di noi) and Parents & Children - Shake Well Before Using (Genitori & Figli - Agitare Bene Prima dell’uso).