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Almodóvar to Direct Biopic About a Scandalous Italian Pop Star

Pedro Almodóvar is eyeing a Cannes premiere for his next film, The Skin I Inhabit, but his follow-up plans are already in the works: The Spanish auteur will reportedly next direct Mina, a biopic about the Italian singer Mina, based on a novel by Paolo Limiti. The film will depict Mina’s dramatic life as a pop star who stirred up controversy when she had a child with a married man, forcing her to withdraw from the public eye in the late seventies. Mina is expected to feature Almodóvar vet Marisa Paredes as the title character. In Almodóvar's hands, this could be even more darkly comedic and crowd-pleasing than it already sounds! [Playlist/Indiewire]