Lost in Florence (previously titled The Tourist) is an upcoming 2017 romantic drama film written and directed by Evan Oppenheimer and starring Brett Dalton, Stana Katic, Alessandra Mastronardi, Marco Bonini, Alessandro Preziosi and Emily Atack.
The film Lost in Florence follows a heartbroken former college football star who gets in over his head with a dangerous Florentine sport and an alluring local woman. The sport played in the film is Calcio Fiorentino, an archaic form of soccer that has been played in Italy since the sixteenth century.
Eric Lazard (Brett Dalton) is a heartbroken former college football star who gets in over his head with a dangerous Florentine sport and an alluring local woman, Stephanie (Alessandra Mastronardi), while visiting his cousin Anna (Stana Katic), who lives in Italy and teaches the Italian language to foreigners.
When Eric Lombard proposes to his girlfriend Colleen during a romantic trip to Florence, he is shocked when she turns him down and heads back home. Heartbroken, he stays behind with his cousin Anna and her Italian husband who introduces him to calcio storico, an ancient form of football played every summer in Florence that combines rugby and street fighting. As a former college football star, Eric is a natural at the sport, and while many of the local Italians have their reservations about an American playing their beloved game, he proves himself again and again on the field and ultimately wins their approval.
During his time in Florence, Eric finds himself falling for Stefania, the girlfriend of his teammate Paolo. As their clandestine relationship heats up and the all-important final game approaches, Eric finds himself at a crossroads – caught between friendship and love, having to decide what he really wants and how hard he’s willing to fight for it.