February 05, 2007 06:12:26 GMT
Penelope Cruz has signed on to star in the untitled Spanish flick Woody Allen is about to helm.
At last the leadstar for Woody Allen's Spanish project is found. The famed filmmaker has revealed to Fox411 that he has cast Penelope Cruz in the untitled flick, the latest in a line of dramas for the man including "Match Point" and "Scoop."
Production on the picture will begin after Allen settles things on his third London film "Cassandra's Dream" which he also produces with his sister, Letty Aronson. It is said that shooting will be commenced all summer in Barcelona, Spain with Cruz to speak both Spanish and English for the feature.
Cruz, a native of Madrid, Spain, originally worked as a dancer before trying her hand at acting in early 1990s. She is last seen on the big screen playing Raimunda in Pedro Almodovar's "Volver" which has led her to collect numerous awards nominations, notably that in best actress slot at this year's Academy Awards, which is slated to be held on February 25.