Penélope Cruz is thisclose to landing her next role.
The 40-year-old Spanish actress is in final talks to star opposite Diane Kruger in This Man, This Woman.
Isabel Coixet will direct the film based on a script by Frederic Raphael, who wrote Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut.
The film centers on an estranged man, Matt Heller, and a woman, Martha Parks (Cruz) who encounter each other by chance on a plane, and relive memories of their turbulent romantic relationship.
Kruger will play Kirsty Sachs, a talk show host who has an affair with Heller and changes the course of his whirlwind relationship with Parks.
“It feels like a minor miracle to finally bring this passion of mine to the screen and to put together this dream cast including the superbly talented Penelope Cruz and Diane Kruger who are the perfect actresses to bring these multi-layered characters to life. Combined with an extraordinary director to help realize Freddie’s amazing script, there must be a movie God after all,” says producer Mike Lobell, who has been shepherding this one for a long time.
Said Fortitude International co-founders Nadine de Barros and Robert Ogden Barnum, who will back the film: “Frederic Raphael has written a mesmerizing script which closely examines a couple’s rollercoaster relationship over the years which will be brilliantly brought to life by the talented filmmaker Isabel Coixet. We can’t wait to introduce this hot title to buyers at EFM.”