Sony Pictures Classics 'So Excited' About Aldomovar's Latest

Pedro Almodóvar - P 2012
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Pedro Almodóvar - P 2012

The acclaimed Spanish director's upcoming comedy features "special collaborations" with Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas, but it primarily stars newcomers to international audiences.

Sony Pictures Classics has picked up the North American distribution rights to Pedro Almodovar’s latest project, a comedy titled I’m So Excited.

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It’s the eighth Aldomovar film that SPC will distribute -- ninth, if you count a movie released by the SPC team under the aegis of Orion Classics.

The movie is set to begin production in July and will star a cast of Spanish actors including Javier Cámara, Cecilia Roth, and Lola Dueñas, among others, who are not readily known to American audiences. Internationally known Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Paz Vega are also in the film, although their contributions are described as "special collaborations."

The plan is to release the movie in the summer of 2013.