Pedro Almodovar’s Cast Announced for 'Amantes Pasajeros'

The cast of Pedro Almodóvar’s new film “Amantes Pasajeros,” (Standby Lovers) has been announced, promising an all star cast with familiar faces of actors who have been in previous Almodóvar films, says The Hollywood Reporter.  

The multiple award-winning director has brought back Lola Dueñas, who acted alongside Penélope Cruz in “Volver,”as well as Javier Cámara from “Talk to Her” and Cecilia Roth From “All About My Mother.”

Spanish funny men Carlos Areces and Raúl Arévalo will also be involved in the film along with José Maria Yazpik.

Almódovar’s brother Agustín said production for the flick is set to begin this summer in Madrid, Spain. His brother also assured that fans can expect the movie to have “pure comedy” similar to the films done “back in the ‘80s.”

Almódovar’s last film "The Skin I Live In" (La piel que habito), recently won the British film industry's BAFTA award for Best Film Not in the English Language, beating out the night's great favorite, Iran's "The Separation."

This is the fifth BAFTA for the Spanish director, who won the prestigious award for "All About My Mother" in 1999 and another for "Talk to Her" in 2002, for best film in a language other than English and best screen-writing, respectively.

Almodóvar did not attend the ceremony on Sunday evening in the Royal Opera House in this capital, and the presenter, Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor, accepted the prize on his behalf, reading a gracious thank-you and acceptance message from the director.

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