Almodovar Plans Cruz Movie Series
Spanish director PEDRO ALMODOVAR is planning to make a series of movies with muse PENELOPE CRUZ to show the world the depth of the actress' talents. Almodovar helped to propel Cruz to prominence with 1997 film Carne Tremula (Live Flesh), but insists audiences have only seen a fraction of what she is capable of. He says, "There are so many things I'd like to do with her that I hope we can go on working together for the rest of our lives. "If I were to make a period movie, I would cast her as a nineteenth century European. Then there's another side to her that has not really been developed, which is comedy. I see her as ideally suited to screwball comedy. "The third kind of role is a darker character, a film noir heroine."