We know that Antonio Banderas
is a very busy these days.
After Woody Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
, he works with Steven Soderbergh on Haywire
He will star in Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Inhabit
, Jean Jacques-Annaud’s Black Gold
, Simon West’s Salvador Dali
biopic and he will voiced Puss in Boots
But his next film also is is a psychological thriller Solo
and he will not be just the star of the movie, he will also direct it.
Ok, that’s not his first time. He already directed two movies: Crazy in Alabama
(1999) and Summer Rain
(El camino de los ingleses 2006).
According to Variety, Solo is “a psychological thriller with sci-fi touches turning on a Spanish colonel suffering post-conflict trauma.”
Banderas will play the colonel and direct from an orginal screenplay by Erik Jendresen.
Banderas’ third film as a director will shoot in English but Solo will star Spanish actors and with a budget at about Euro10 million ($14 million).
“Unfortunately, to reach large international markets, you have to shoot in English,” Banderas said at Spain’s Valladolid Festival Saturday, where he was honored with a Golden Spike career achievement award.
will probably be released in 2012.