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Penélope Cruz and Luis Tosar will star in “En los márgenes”, a film with social content.

Penélope Cruz and Luis Tosar will star in “En los márgenes”, a film with social content.

It will be the feature film directorial debut of actor Juan Diego Botto, who has already worked in this role with the segment “Doble moral” in ¡Hay motivo! He expects to start shooting in the last quarter of the year, although there is some uncertainty in this regard due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Insurance companies are reluctant to assume the risk of filming,” says Alvaro Longoria, producer of the film through Morena Films.

“It’s a thriller with several plots revolving around evictions,” says Longoria. It is known that Penélope Cruz will play Azucena, a woman trying to keep her family from being put out on the street, while Luis Tosar will play a lawyer and activist. A third segment follows the story of Teodora, a grandmother about to say goodbye to her family.

“I’ve been working on this project for seven years, but it has gone ahead thanks to Penélope Cruz herself, who proposed it to Morena Films,” says Juan Diego Botto.

Vertice Cine will distribute the film in Spain. Morena Films has achieved enormous success with Bajocero, released on Netflix on January 29, which became the No. 1 film on the streaming platform in 55 countries, including the United States.

Penélope Cruz, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón and Milena Smit will be the ‘Almodóvar girls’.

Penélope Cruz, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón and Milena Smit will be the ‘Almodóvar girls’.

Penélope Cruz, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón and Milena Smit will star in Pedro Almodóvar’s new film, ‘Madres Paralelas’, which will begin shooting at the end of the first quarter of this year, the desire has announced.

The production company has shared the final casting of ‘Madres Paralelas’, which will be Sánchez-Gijón’s debut with the La Mancha filmmaker. Also the young actress Milena Smit, who counts for this edition to the Goya with a nomination for ‘No matarás’, puts for the first time under the commands of Almodóvar.

“With ‘Madres Paralelas’ I return to the feminine universe, to motherhood, to the family. I talk about the importance of ancestors and descendants. The inevitable presence of memory. There are many mothers in my filmography, those who are part of this story are very different,” explained the filmmaker himself.

Almodóvar acknowledged that, as a storyteller, at this moment he is “more inspired by imperfect mothers”. In addition to the actresses who will give life to the three mothers in the film, Israel Elejalde will be the main male character. “I also count on the collaboration of my adored Julieta Serrano and Rossy de Palma. Madres Paralelas’ will be an intense drama. Or so I hope,” Almodóvar concluded.