Telecinco inks two-pic deal with Silvestre

'Sin Tetas' star has already begun transition to big screen

MADRID -- Looking to keep its hottest talent in house and milk an investment, Telecinco Cinema announced Thursday a two-film agreement with Miguel Angel Silvestre.

Silvestre, who has garnered sex symbol status thanks to his role as "the Duke" on the Telecinco drama series "Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso," already has begun his transition to the big screen, most recently with Dany Saadia's drama "3:19."

The Telecinco deal calls on Silvestre to make his next two films with Spain's leading production house, the financing force behind such Spanish projects as Alejandro Amenabar's upcoming "Agora," Alex de la Iglesia's English-language "Oxford Crimes" and Steven Soderbergh's Che Guevara biopic.

"Telecinco regularly signs deals with its stars to keep its talent in house," a Telecinco spokeswoman said. "Often the deals encompass TV and film, but this is just film."

No details were available Thursday about Silvestre's two Telecinco projects. Silvestre's next film set for release is Alfonso Arau's Italian-language romantic comedy "L'Imbroglio nel lenzuolo."