Pedro Almodóvar has announced the cast for his women-led drama “Silencio.” Earlier this year, the iconoclastic director of “Talk to Her” and “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” stated that casting for the film would be “complicated because what I’ve written doesn’t quite work with my actores amigos.”
Thus, he has gone with actresses relatively unknown in the states. Goya winner Emma Suarez (“The Dog in the Manger”) and Goya nominee Adriana Ugarte (“Doghead”) will play the same character, Julieta, in a drama that plays in typically Almodóvarian terrain: guilt, loss, destiny and abandoning the people you love.
His brother Agustín Almodóvar will also be producing the $9.8 million “Silencio” via their El Deseo banner when it starts shooting this April in Madrid and elsewhere in Spain. The script is finished.
Along with most of Almodóvar’s films dating back to 1987, El Deseo recently helmed 2015 Argentine Oscar submission “Wild Tales” from director Damián Szifrón. Almodóvar’s last directorial feature was 2013’s ribald, airplane sex comedy “I’m So Excited!”