Antonio Banderas (The Skin I Live In) and Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man) will star in a biopic of Pablo Picasso, the world renowned painter, The Telegraph is reporting.
Banderas is attached to play Picasso himself, often regarded as one of the world’s most influential artists, while Paltrow will appear as Dora Maar, Picasso’s lover, likely undergoing a radical transformation to accurately convey the troubled muse.
The film, titled 33 Dias, will centre around the time Picasso was painting Guernica, and how the relationship between the two of them came to fruition.
Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura (Tango) is attached to direct and write. He will also take on the role as narrator. Production will take place for five weeks between August and September at various locations in and around Spain.
Banderas will next be seen in Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ follow-up to Little Miss Sunshine, the breezily titled Ruby Sparks, while Paltrow will have a brief role in the upcoming superhero ensemble The Avengers.