Starring together in new film
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