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Sony Pictures Classics picks up Pedro Almodovar’s THE SKIN THAT I INHABIT

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
September 16th, 2010

In one of the least shocking news stories I’ve ever read, The Playlist is reporting that Sony Pictures Classics has nabbed up the rights to Pedro Almodovar’s upcoming film THE SKIN THAT I INHABIT, a revenge film based on the 2005 novel Tarantula from Theirry Jonque.

The film follows a plastic surgeon who attempts to take revenge on the man who raped his daughter, and stars a who’s who of amazing thespians, such as Antonio Banderas, Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, Roberto Alamo, Blanca Suarez, Eduard Fernandez, Jose Luis Gomez, Barbara Lennie, Susi Sanchez, Fernando Cayo, and Teresa Manresa.

While it currently has no release date, it is surely going to be one of the biggest and most anticipated films of next year for cinephiles around the world, with a Cannes Film Festival premiere seeming like a surefire lock.

It is currently in the middle of shooting, so it should be working its way straight to that festival, and I hope to films stateside sooner, rather than later. I love Almodovar, whose last film BROKEN EMBRACES is one of the more underrated pieces of pure artistic cinema of the past couple of years. He’s an auteur to the highest degree, so this is one I can’t wait to see. And in the hands of SPC, there isn’t any better group to handle this.

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