Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem are in advanced talks to star in an untitled Spanish-language movie from acclaimed “A Separation” and “The Past” director Asghar Farhadi.
Described as an Agatha Christie-esque psychological thriller, the story revolves around a family of winemakers living in rural Spain. Memento Films and El Deseo will produce the project which is currently in development and will seek a major American star to complete the cast.
Farhadi is currently finishing the script and will visit Spain next month to scout for locations. Shooting is expected to begin next summer or early fall. The Iranian director just won two awards at Cannes for his Tehran-set drama “The Salesman” (Forushande).
Pedro and Agustin Almodovar and Alexandre Mallet-Guy will produce.