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Iranian director Asghar Farhadi to direct film in Spanish language

05/26/16

Film critic and review magazine ‘Variety’ has reported that Asghar Farhadi will be joined by famous Hollywood stars in his Spanish language new predicted film. The report on Wednesday said, “Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who just won two awards at Cannes for his Tehran-set drama ‘The Salesman’ (Forushande), is resetting his untitled Spanish-language movie with Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem in advanced talks to star.” Pedro and Agustin Almodovar’s Madrid-based El Deseo and Alexandre Mallet-Guy’s Memento Films are on board to produce the project, which is currently in development. The project was born of Cruz and Farhadi’s mutual wish to work together, explained Mallet-Guy, who produced Farhadi’s last two movies, ‘The Past’ and ‘The Salesman,’ which just won awards for best screenplay and best actor (Shahab Hosseini) at Cannes.

 

 

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“It’s a psychological thriller with a dash of Agatha Christie in it. The script is a real page-turner,” Mallet-Guy told Variety. “We admire very much Asghar Farhadi’s films, and have a host of similarities and common interests, speaking in film terms. In the past, where there’s been an affinity with such great artists as Guillermo del Toro, that affinity has ended up generating a project in common,” Agustin Almodovar said. Farhadi had initially planned to shoot this Spanish film last October but said he felt “nostalgic” for Iran and opted to shoot “The Salesman” instead.
Source: Mehr News Agency