London, May 7 (ANI): Filmmaker Pedro Almodovar has turned his back on muse Penelope Cruz as he ventures into the horror genre, because he couldn”t envision the Spanish beauty in the project.
The director has cast Antonio Banderas in his provisionally titled ‘The Skin I Live In’, which will be adapted from Thierry Jonquet”s 1999 novel ‘Tarantula’, about a vengeful cosmetic surgeon.
“(It) will be close to a horror film, which was something I really wanted to do as I had never made one, but I will not respect any rules of the genre,” the Daily Express quoted him as saying.
Almodovar has confessed that he has been struggling with the script, but this time he won’t knock on the door of his favourite leading lady—Cruz.
“If I can finally shoot it, it”s because I have been able to solve the huge problems I had with the adaptation. I am stubborn and I could not abandon this story… The more I developed the story, the less I saw her (Cruz) in the role. But it”s not important at all. I see her again in many more roles,” he said.
Almodovar has worked with the Spanish actress in films including 2006”s ‘Volver’ and last year”s (09) critically acclaimed ‘Broken Embraces’. (ANI)