Almodóvar & Cruz Set To Re-Team

Pedro Almodóvar’s long-planned vengeance tale “La piel que habito,” an adaptation of French novel “Mygale,” is being put aside for now as he focuses on another project.

Almodóvar is now using an original screenplay as the possible basis of his next film, with a starring role for Penélope Cruz reports Variety.

Blanca Portillo (“Volver”) and Lluis Homar (“The Bad Education”) will also star in a story that features five or six key roles, one earmarked for Cruz.

Why not do ‘Piel’? “I need to be completely sure about it. The new story has characters from a universe which is familiar to me and makes me feel more involved.”