Penelope Cruz to Shoot First Film with Julio Medem

Penelope Cruz
Penelope Cruz
 Fabrizio Maltese

MADRID – Penelope Cruz will shoot her first film with Spanish writer/director Julio Medem in his upcoming ma ma, playing the lead role of Magda.

Cruz and Medem will produce the film, along with Morena Films, with Alvaro Longoria acting as executive producer.

Luis Tosar (Miami Vice) and Asier Etxeandia will round out the cast and Oscar-nominated composer Alberto Iglesias will write the music for the film, of which little else is known other than it could start shooting in the spring, entirely in Spain.

Producers are now looking for financing, while Medem finishes the TV adaptation of his novel Aspasia and the feature biopic about designer Cristobal Balenciaga.

Medem is one of Spain’s best known directors with titles that include the steamy Sex and Lucia -- which launched Paz Vega internationally -- and Lovers of the Arctic Circle.

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