The adaptation of Lucia Berlin’s novel will be the first entirely English-language project for the acclaimed Spanish director.
After Parallel Mothers, Pedro Almodóvar already has a new film in his hands and it is nothing less than the adaptation of the novel by Lucia Berline, Handbook for cleaners, of which it already has a protagonist.
As reported Variety, Cate Blanchett will star in and produce the first film entirely in English for the acclaimed Spanish director. The project is currently in the early stages of development.
Handbook for cleaners consists of 43 short stories about women who work in a wide variety of jobs, of which Almodóvar will only adapt five that will be set mostly between Oakland and San Francisco.
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Cate Blanchett has won two Oscars for her performance in Blue Jasmine Y The Aviator, but is currently in the spotlight for Don’t look up from Netflix, the same one that is already the third most watched movie in the history of the Netflix platform. streaming and that continues to climb positions little by little.
A close race to the Oscars
Parallel Mothers with Penélope Cruz was chosen as one of the three shortlisted to represent the Oscars 2022 along with Mediterranean by Marcel Barrena and The good boss by Fernando León Aranoa, the latter being finally chosen.
The good standard, starring Javier Bardem, tells the story of an owner of an industrial scale manufacturing company who tries to solve any problem of his workers in enough time, until one of them begins to demonstrate at the factory gates.