Pedro Almodovar creates 'Hugs' blog


MADRID -- Spanish director Pedro Almodovar will chronicle the progress on his upcoming project "Broken Hugs" on his newly created blog, the Oscar-winning director's production house El Deseo announced Wednesday.

"Hugs" will star Penelope Cruz -- who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Almodovar's most recent film, "Volver" -- along with Blanca Portillo, Lluis Homar and Jose Luis Gomez.

Almodovar will include pictures, videos and other snippets from the film, set to begin shooting in May. The film noir centers on plastic surgeon who seeks revenge on the man who raped his daughter.

The blog will be available by Friday in English, Spanish and French at