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Antonio Banderas To Play Picasso

By Garth Franklin Tuesday February 21st 2012 10:52AM

Antonio Banderas will play Pablo Picasso in Carlos Saura's upcoming $8 million biopic "33 dias" (33 Days) at Idem 4 and Cinevedas says Variety.

The story refers to the emotionally turbulent time Picasso spent on "Guernica", his famed mural showing the destruction of Basque town of Guernica in 1937 by the Nazi Luftwaffe during the Spanish Civil War.

Saura and Elias Querejeta penned the script alongside French writer Louis-Charles Sirjacq. The French and Spanish language-production will shoot next summer in Paris and Guernica.

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