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Breaking News: Almodovar Will Produce Asghar Farhadi's Next Film

Amir here, to share really exciting news involving two of The Film Experience’s favourite auteurs.

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's next international project has been announced by an Iranian agency and it will be produced by none other than Pedro Almodovar! The as yet untitled film will start shooting in Spain in October 2016 according to Khabar Online

Farhadi’s script for this France-Spain co-production has already been completed. Alexandre Mallet-Guy of Memento Film (which distributed Farhadi’s previous feature The Past) will co-produce the film along with Almodovar. The screenplay is written in English and Spanish and the cast will be comprised of American and Spanish actors. 

Reports suggest that Farhadi, who rose to international fame with About Elly and the Oscar-winning A Separation, intends to film another one of his finished scripts in Iran before travelling to Spain to commence pre-production. The film will be his second feature filmed outside of Iran, following the success of the Paris-set The Past. Almodovar, meanwhile, has his own film to deal with before moving on to Farhadi’s project. He is currently filming Silencio.

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Well that's a delightful surprise. I wonder what, if anything, specifically Almodovar will bring out of Farhadi.

June 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn Dunks

Glenn- Knowing Farhadi, I'm fairly certain Almodovar's creative influence will be limited. Given Farhadi's lack of experience in Spain and the hints at a "starry Spanish cast" my guess is that Almodovar's going to be doing a lot of string-pulling behind the scenes given his connections.

June 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAmir

I'm here to start a rumor that Farhadi will be trying his hand at an international sex farce.

June 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

The entirety of this post is just too good to be true

June 29, 2015 | Unregistered Commentergoran

Paging Penelope Cruz!

Lady, get away from Javier for a while and sink your teeth into anything Farhardi may throw at you!

If he can make Berenice Bejo look like a bonafide movie star, imagine what he can do with you!

June 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJay

Yeah this may be too much for me. I m already dizzy. Farhadi has the qualities of a genius director and his work is easily some of the best international work out out there in the last decade. I cannot get over the masterpiece that is A Separation. Naturally this is very very exciting news.

June 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTony T

Not really excited. The Past sucked. Farhadi should stick to Iran

June 29, 2015 | Unregistered Commentercal roth

An Asghar Farhadi film produced by Pedro Almodovar.... SHUT THE FUCK UP AND TAKE MY FUCKING MONEY!!!!!

June 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSteven

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