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Antonio Banderas reuniting with Pedro Almodovar
Besides voicing the animated "Shrek" character Puss-in-Boots, Antonio Banderas' career hasn't been all that impressive lately. So, in many ways it's not that surprising the Spaniard is reuniting with the director who first brought him to international acclaim, Oscar-winner Pedro Almodovar.
The duo, who first collaborated in 1990's "Tie Me Up, Tie Me Dow," will explore "terror" in "La Piel que Habito" ("The Skin I Live In"). According to the Hollywood Reporter, the project was supposed to stay a secret, but Banderas jumped the gun in an interview with the Russian newspaper Kommersant.
Almodovar wouldn't give many details on the project but told El Pais, "This will be a terror film, without screams or scares. It's difficult to define and although it comes close to the terror genre - something that appeals to me that I've never done -- I won't respect its rules. It's the harshest film I've ever written and Banderas' character is brutal."
Almodovar also revealed (and complained), ""Antonio is impatient And I understand it. He had to push back his return to Broadway to do the film and he also had to reject other important projects. And despite the law of silence we had imposed on him, he couldn't keep quiet any longer."
After this month's "Shrek Forever After," Banderas next appears in Woody Allen's "You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger" this fall. He's also wrapped the indie "The Big Bang" and Steven Soderbergh's thriller "Knockout."
"Skin" will shoot in Spain sometime this summer.