Salma Hayek has landed her next project…
The 55-year-old Mexican Oscar-nominated actress has joined the cast of Angelina Jolie’s Without Blood, alongside fellow Mexican actor Demian Bichir.
Hayek and Bichir will lead the project, which kicked off principal photography in Southern Italy and Rome this month.
Based on the international bestselling novel by Alessandro Baricco, it’s a fable set in the aftermath of an unidentified conflict in a farmhouse deep in the Italian countryside.
Without Blood is Jolie’s fifth directing project and the first under her Fremantle mega-deal, which will see the Changeling star produce, direct and star in a slate of films, TV series and documentaries.
“I’m honored to be here in Italy to bring this very special material to film, and to have been entrusted by Alessandro Baricco with the adaptation of his book — with its unique poetry and emotion and way of looking at war, and the questions it poses about what we search for after trauma or loss or injustice,” said Jolie.
The film is produced by Fremantle, Jolie Productions, Fremantle-backed The Apartment Pictures and De Maio Entertainment.
Hayek is filming Magic Mike’s Last Dance, while Bichir is preparing to enter production on Let the Right One In.