Hot Italian director Gabriele Muccino, whose latest film Remember Me will screen at the upcoming Sundance festival, has announced that his next project will focus on an 18-year-old Italian girl's coming-of-age experience.

Named Il Viaggio di Sofia (literally, Sofia's Voyage), Muccino said his new film will be about "an 18-year-old girl's discovery of spirituality and sexuality, with all the questions that she asks herself."

Like all of Muccino's previous pictures, Il Viaggio di Sofia will be produced through Domenico Procacci's Rome production outfit, Fandango.

Muccino is currently writing the film together with his younger brother Silvio and his wife, Elena Majoni.

It will be the fifth film for the Roman director, who broke out with his penultimate film, local blockbuster The Last Kiss, which earned over Euros13m at the local box office for Medusa.

His last film, Remember Me, the story of a bourgeois family with frustrated ambitions grossed Euros 10.2 in Italy this year. The film, which stars Monica Bellucci, Fabrizio Bentivoglio and Laura Morante, will screen in the World Cinema section at the upcoming Sundance festival. Last year, Muccino won the public's prize at Sundance for The Last Kiss.