Star­ring to­gether in new film

The Sun (Malaysia) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

OS­CAR-WIN­NING Span­ish act­ing cou­ple Pene­lope Cruz and Javier Bar­dem ( right) will star in a new film set in Spain by Ira­nian di­rec­tor As­ghar Farhadi, Cruz said in a re­cent in­ter­view.

Farhadi, who won the for­eign­lan­guage Os­car in 2012 for Sep­a­ra­tion about a mid­dle-class cou­ple’s di­vorce, is cur­rently fin­ish­ing the orig­i­nal screenplay for the movie, the ac­tress told Barcelona news­pa­per La Van­guardia.

“The idea is to film in Spain, we still don’t know where,” the 42-year-old Cruz said. “It is an in­tense drama which is a gift for ac­tors. And it is a lux­ury to work for the di­rec­tor of A Sep­a­ra­tion, which is won­der­ful.”

The plot of the movie, which re­mains mostly un­der wraps, re­volves around a fam­ily of wine­mak­ers liv­ing in ru­ral Spain. Shoot­ing is ex­pected to be­gin next year.

Cruz and Bar­dem, who were mar­ried in the Ba­hamas in 2010, are cur­rently work­ing on Es­co­bar, a movie about Colom­bian drug lord Pablo Es­co­bar.

ABar­dem plays Es­co­bar and Cruz plays his lover, jour­nal­ist Virginia Vallejo, in their first film to­gether since the 2008 Woody Allen ro­man­tic com­edy Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

Cruz said it was “in­cred­i­ble” that the cou­ple have the chance to work to­gether once again in Farhadi’s new film.

“No one planned it. And we are not go­ing to work to­gether in ev­ery­thing, but if things come up (for both of us) and they make sense, why not?”

Cruz won a sup­port­ing-ac­tress Os­car for her role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, while Bar­dem, 47, won his sup­port­ing-ac­tor Os­car for the 2007 crime thriller, No Coun­try for Old Men.

The cou­ple first met while film­ing the Span­ish com­e­dy­drama film, Ja­mon Ja­mon, di­rected by Bi­gas Luna in 1992.

The two mar­ried in July 2010 in The Ba­hamas and have two chil­dren. – AFP-Re­laxnews

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