Almodovar Snubs Muse Cruz For New Movie

Filmmaker PEDRO ALMODOVAR has shunned his muse PENELOPE CRUZ for his first foray into horror - because he couldn't envision the Spanish beauty in the project.
The director has cast Antonio Banderas in his provisionally titled The Skin I Live In, which will be adapted from Thierry Jonquet's 1999 novel Tarantula, about a vengeful cosmetic surgeon.
He explains, "(It) will be close to a horror film, which was something I really wanted to do as I had never made one, but I will not respect any rules of the genre."
Almodovar admits he has been struggling with the script, but he won't turn to his favourite leading lady Cruz this time around: "If I can finally shoot it, it's because I have been able to solve the huge problems I had with the adaptation. I am stubborn and I could not abandon this story... The more I developed the story, the less I saw her (Cruz) in the role. But it's not important at all. I see her again in many more roles."
Almodovar has worked with the brunette in films including 2006's Volver and last year's (09) critically-acclaimed Broken Embraces.


Tags: Pedro Almodovar - Penelope Cruz


More Pedro Almodovar

It's A Bardem Baby! Penélope Cruz & Javier Welcome Little Girl

Is it just us or has the world gone completely baby bonkers? Whilst Kate Middleton was giving birth to her son yesterday, Penélope Cruz also...

A Week In Movies: Star Trek Into The Darkness excites fans, Matthew McConaughey Premiere's Mud and Fast And Furious 6 Is Announced

The big event this week was the world premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness in London, attended by the entire cast, director J.J. Abrams, the...


I'm So Excited! [Los Amantes Pasajeros] Movie Review

Fans of more recent Almodovar films like The Skin I Live In or Volver should be warned about this one, because it harks back to...

Broken Embraces [los Abrazos Rotos] Movie Review

Perhaps not as dazzling as Almodovar's masterpieces, this film is still an involving and sleekly well-made melodrama touching on his usual themes of romance, death...



Pedro Almodovar Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Pedro Almodovar

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All