Pedro Almodóvar’s Next Film Is Called Silencio

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Punk-rock Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar has finished the script for his next film, titled Silencio, which will begin shooting in April. "It’s called Silencio because that’s the principal element that drives the worst things that happen to the main female protagonist," he said in a profile in the Financial Times. "It’s a return to the cinema of women, of great female protagonists, and it’s a hard-hitting drama, which excites me." For fans of Almodóvar, this immediately recalls classics like Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, All About My Mother, and Volver. Who would snag the main role? While his close friend and muse Penélope Cruz is an obvious choice, it seems like he might go with someone completely different. "We are involved in casting at the moment, which is complicated because what I’ve written doesn’t quite work with my actores amigos."