Bardem Joins Aronofsky’s Next At Paramount

Javier Bardem is in talks to co-star with Jennifer Lawrence in Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming film which Paramount Pictures has come onboard to distribute reports Variety.

Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures are behind the film which Aronofsky himself will write, direct and produce. He had been considering several films as a potential next project, including an Evel Knievel biopic starring Channing Tatum, before ultimately choosing this.

The story centers on a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. Bardem was reportedly always Aronofsky’s top choice for the part and was quickly offered the role after Lawrence was locked in.

Scott Franklin and Ari Handel will also produce and filming aims to kick off in the Spring ahead of a 2017 release.