Salma Hayek is gearing up to star in the upcoming thriller, The Septembers of Shiraz, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Septembers of Shiraz is the film adaptation of a novel by Dalia Sofer.
Based on real-life events, The Septembers of Shiraz tells the story of a Jewish family caught in the Islamic revolution in 1981 Iran. It centers on an imprisoned gem dealer, his despairing wife, their daughter and their son -- who lives in New York -- as they try to escape the deadly tyranny.
Hayek is set to play the wife in this political thriller. Filming is scheduled to begin in April.