Photo: Paz Vega
Spanish actress Paz Vega will be in the cast of “Los Amantes Pasajeros” (The Brief Lovers), the new film by Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, with whom she worked on “Hable con Ella” (Talk to Her), Variety reported on its Web site.
Vega is in “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” which opens on Friday in the United States.
The actress is joining a cast that includes Mexican actor Jose Maria Yazpik and Spaniard Javier Camara.
“Los Amantes Pasajeros” will also star Cecilia Roth, Lola Dueñas, Carlos Areces and Raul Arevalo.
The film will be an ensemble comedy similar to those made by Almodovar in the 1980s, but no other details are yet available about the project.
“Los Amantes Pasajeros” will mark another project for Camara and Almodovar, who worked together on 2004’s “La Mala Educacion” (Bad Education) and 2002’s “Hable con Ella” (Talk to Her), a production for which the filmmaker won a best original screenplay Oscar.
Yazpik was previously in Guillermo Arriaga’s “The Burning Plain,” with Charlize Theron, as well as the thriller “Solo Quiero Caminar” (I Only Want to Walk), by Agustin Diaz Yanes, and the box-office hit “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” among other movies.
He won the Silver Ariel, Mexico’s equivalent of an Oscar, in 2006 for best actor for his role in “Las Vueltas del Citrillo” (The Citrillo’s Turns).
The film will be produced by Agustin Almodovar, the director’s brother, via their El Deseo company.
The director has already started rehearsals in Madrid and plans to commence shooting in the summer, Variety said.