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Thursday April 26, 2012

Javier Bardem to Appear in Film Based on Brother Carlos Novel “Alacran Enamorado”

Javier Bardem to Appear in Film Based on Brother Carlos  Novel  “Alacran Enamorado”

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Javier Bardem will make his return to Spanish cinema when he plays a neo-Nazi ideologue in “Alacran enamorado” (Scorpion in Love), a film based on a novel by his brother Carlos.

In remarks to Efe, Spanish director Santiago Zannou said the winner of a best-supporting-actor Oscar for his turn in the Coen brothers’ “No Country for Old Men” will play a secondary character named Solis, a role distinct from the purely villainous one he has in the upcoming James Bond film.

“In my film (the character) is more realistic, not a wicked villain who wants to destroy the world, but an ordinary person. Those are the ones who truly frighten me, for having a type of ideology that separates people, that engenders violence,” Zannou said.

This will mark the first time Bardem has worked with a Spanish director since he won four Goya awards for his performance in Alejandro Amenabar’s “Mar adentro” (The Sea Inside).

“Alacran enamorado” tells the story of Alyssa, a seductive Latin American immigrant who had fallen victim to a prostitution ring and now makes a living cleaning houses, and Julian, alias “El alacran” (The Scorpion), a member of a neo-Nazi group.

Alex Gonzalez and Judith Diakhate have the starring roles, while Carlos Bardem plays a boxing trainer and former boxer Rudo Hovic is the owner of the gym.