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Almodóvar won’t be making a movie called The Women’s Cleaning Manual in English with Cate Blanchett.

Pedro Almodovar will not direct A guide to cleaning women, which was to be his first film in English, starring Cate Blanchett. As El Deseo confirmed to this media, the director has decided not to continue because he feels he is not ready to face a project of similar scale in another language.

The feature film will continue despite the artist’s departure from La Mancha, which is already looking for a replacement. The film was announced in early 2022, although Almodóvar already wrote his screenplay several years ago, adapting Lucia Berlin’s novel of the same name. Blanchett herself acquired the rights to the book through her production company, Dirty Films.

The publication consists of 45 stories, with which the author traveled from Texas to Oakland, passed through Mexico and Spain; Follows the daily lives of women engaged in a wide range of precarious jobs.

A guide to cleaning women It wouldn’t be the first time the director shot in the Anglo-Saxon language, as he had previously done in a short film. human voiceDirected by Tilda Swinton, which debuted at the 2020 Venice Film Festival. A director in English was also offered. newspaper boy i A caring nunBut both were rejected by the director who won two Oscars.

His western is in the works with Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal

Almodóvar’s project, which is still ongoing strange lifestyle His new short film starring Pedro Pascal and Ethan Hawke. A western shot in Almeria that follows “two hired gunmen” who meet again. It also stars Jason Fernandez, Jose Condesa, George Stein, Pedro Casablanca, Manu Rios and Sara Salamo.

Source: El Diario





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