The hottest Spanish power couple is teaming up again for the big screen!
Javier Bardem and wife Penelope Cruz are set to play the leads in a new Pablo Escobar biopic. Fox News Latino reports that the announcement was made Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival by Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp.
The film, currently titled Escobar, will be written and directed by Fernando Leon de Aranoa. The film’s plot will focus on Virginia Vallejo’s best-selling memoir Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar, which tells the story of the notorious Colombian drug lord and his rise to the top. Vallejo wrote the memoir after a 10-year long affair with Escobar. She published the memoir in 2007, and claims she had to seek asylum in the U.S. three years later.
Bardem and Cruz’s roles in the film will mark their seventh film collaboration on screen. Their previous films together include Jamon Jamon, Don’t Tempt Me, and Vicky Christina Barcelona.
Filming for the movie is expected to begin later this year.