Hayek Goes Spanish For Banda

Salma Hayek will star in and produce Spanish-language romantic comedy “La Banda” reports Variety.

Hayek will portray a wealthy housewife who falls on hard times when her husband leaves. She takes a job as a singer for a wedding band while keeping her involvement secret from her high-society friends and family, but it becomes a tricky balancing act as the band gains in popularity.

“La Banda” is the first Spanish-language job in Mexico for Hayek since she starred in telenovelas more than a decade ago. A soundtrack album, with Hayek performing, also is planned.

The independently financed project will start shooting in Mexico this summer. Issa Lopez, who just directed her first feature in Mexico for Warner Bros., is writing and directing.