Broadway veteran Antonio Banderas is set to star in Pedro Almodovar's newest film, "La Piel que Habito, which translates to "The Skin I live In". The movie will begin production this summer in Spain. This collaboration will reunite Banderas and Almodovar, who in the past have worked together on "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown," "The Law of Desire," "Tie me Up, Tie me Down" and "Matador." Banderas will star as a plastic surgeon seeking revenge on the man who raped his daughter.
Though Almodovar had not yet intended to make the announcement, Banderas revealed the details at the St. Petersburg Fiilm Festival. Almodovar commented to El Pais, "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."
Banderas won a Tony Award for his performance in the 2003 revival of Nine. He has also appeared as Che in the movie adaption of Andrew Loydd Webber's Evita. Additional film credits include: Assassins, Interview with the Vampire, Philadelphia, Desperado, The Mask of Zorro, Spy Kids and the Shrek sequels.
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