Julianne Moore will star alongside Tilda Swinton in The Room Subsequent Door, the primary English-language function from acclaimed, Oscar-winning Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, his manufacturing firm has confirmed.
Almodóvar first spoke about Swinton’s casting final yr. The Scottish actress starred in Almodovar’s 2021 brief The Human Voice, which premiered in Venice and was one of many director’s first steps in direction of an English-language function. He adopted up with the brief Unusual Manner of Life starring Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal, which screened at Cannes final yr. Almodóvar stated the shorts had been a testing floor to make him extra comfy with directing actors in English. He had been hooked up to direct the English-language function A Handbook for Cleansing Girls, with Cate Blanchett set to star and produce, however pulled out in 2022.
Almodóvar is taken into account one of many biggest European administrators of his era and has received worldwide acclaim with options reminiscent of All About My Mom, which received the very best worldwide function Oscar in 2000, Speak to Her, was nominated for 2 Oscars in 2003 for finest director and finest unique screenplay, and Ache and Glory, which picked up Oscar nominations as finest worldwide function and in the very best actor class for star Antonio Banderas. Almodóvar’s final function was 2021’s Parallel Moms starring Penélope Cruz, who received Venice’s finest actress prize for her function.
Julianne Moore was seen most lately alongside Natalie Portman in Todd Haynes’ melodrama Might December, which picked up an Oscar nomination for finest unique screenplay for co-writers Samy Burch and Alex Mechanik.