Cate Blanchett will star in Pedro Almodóvar’s first English film

Cate Blanchett will be the protagonist of the Spanish director’s first English-speaking film Pedro Almodovar. The two Oscar winners will work together on “A Manual For Cleaning Women“, adaptation of the book of short stories written by Lucia Berlin.

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The information was released by “Variety” this Friday (07/01). So far, the filmmaker’s new project has no release date, as it is in pre-production. According to the North American portal, the film will be based on the 43 short stories that make up Berlin’s work, which portray women from different social classes in different categories of jobs.

The director told the publication that he started writing the screenplay for the film in Spanish, but decided to translate it into English. With that, managed to attract Blanchett to the project – the work will have the involvement of the production company of the actress.

Before, Almodóvar had only filmed in English once, in the short film “The Human Voice”, shot in 2020 and starring Tilda Swinton.

Almodóvar is recognized as one of the greatest filmmakers in activity, and has won two Oscars: Foreign Film for “All About My Mother” (2000) and by the original script of “Talk to her” (2002), for which he was also nominated for the Best Direction award.

Blanchett has a successful film career, with seven Oscar nominations and two wins: as a supporting role for her work in “The Aviator” (2004) and lead actress in “Blue Jasmine” (2013).

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