Pedro Almódovar teams up with Pedro Pascal and Ethan Hawke for upcoming English language film

The western is back, thanks to writers like Jane Campion and, now, Pedro Almódovar. While chatting with IndieWire about his career, the Parallel mothers The director has revealed plans for his next film, a quick 30-minute getaway with two star actors.

Pedro Pascal and Ethan Hawke have been selected to direct Strange way of lifea western filmed in the same Spanish city as The good the bad and the ugly. Although most of Almódovar’s films are in Spanish, this new short will be shot in English, like his recent foray The human voicewhich starred Tilda Swinton.

Although Almódovar did not reveal too much about Strange way of life, he teased that the characters of Hawke and Pascal seem to be at odds; the first is a sheriff and the second is a gunslinger. After living on opposite sides of the desert for 25 years, one of them decides to stalk the other in the vast expanses of sand of the Wild West.

“There will be a confrontation between them, but the story is really very intimate,” Almodóvar said. He also suggested the film was his “answer” to Brokeback Mountain, but did not reveal whether or not the film is romantic. “You can guess. I mean, masculinity is one of the things in the movie.

We will take this for a “yes”, especially after the touching, intimate Almodóvar pain and glory. And speaking of Brokeback Mountain, the director also spoke about his involvement in this film. Before Ang Lee was hired to direct the romance, Almodóvar was in talks to direct the project.

“I think Ang Lee made a wonderful film, but I never believed they would give me complete freedom and independence to do whatever I wanted,” Almodóvar said. “No one told me that – they said, ‘You can do whatever you want’, but I knew there was a limit.”

Whereas Brokeback Mountain is perfect as it is, could you imagine the Talk to him the director’s version of the film? Good with Strange way of life along the way, we might see what a different take might have looked like.

While Pascal is finishing his filming on The last of us for HBO and Hawke is polishing his work on The black phone, which has just been released in theaters, the duo will meet its director in Spain. Unfortunately, there’s no word on a release date yet.

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