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Antonio Banderas to direct wife Melanie Griffith in `Akil'
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Antonio Banderas to direct wife Melanie Griffith in `Akil'

Feb 7 2013, 11:11pm CST | by

Los Angeles, Feb 8 (IANS/EFE) Spanish actor and director Antonio Banderas has cast his wife Melanie Griffith in a starring role in his upcoming film "Akil", which tells of the relationship between a American woman and an African migrant who reaches Spain in a small boat, Variety magazine reported.

Los Angeles, Feb 8 (IANS/EFE) Spanish actor and director Antonio Banderas has cast his wife Melanie Griffith in a starring role in his upcoming film "Akil", which tells of the relationship between a...

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Antonio Banderas to direct wife Melanie Griffith in `Akil'

Feb 7 2013, 11:11pm CST | by

Los Angeles, Feb 8 (IANS/EFE) Spanish actor and director Antonio Banderas has cast his wife Melanie Griffith in a starring role in his upcoming film "Akil", which tells of the relationship between a American woman and an African migrant who reaches Spain in a small boat, Variety magazine reported.

Los Angeles, Feb 8 (IANS/EFE) Spanish actor and director Antonio Banderas has cast his wife Melanie Griffith in a starring role in his upcoming film "Akil", which tells of the relationship between a American woman and an African migrant who reaches Spain in a small boat, Variety magazine reported.

Banderas will self-finance the film, which is his third as a director and based on a screenplay he recently completed, and also produce it via his Green Moon company.

"My country, Spain, is in tremendous financial crisis. It's very difficult to obtain funds to make a movie. I have conceived 'Akil' so as not to depend on third-party funding," Banderas told Variety.

The film tells the story of a young African boy who illegally migrates to Spain, evades the authorities and takes refuge in an American woman's home.

"This is a love story between two completely different people - in age, attitude, religion, wealth - who end up being essential to each other," Banderas, who previously directed Griffith in the 1999 comedy-drama "Crazy in Alabama", said.

The Spaniard also helmed "El camino de los ingleses" (Summer Rain), which premiered in 2006.

He and Griffith became romantically involved after co-starring in "Two Much", a 1995 screwball romcom directed by Fernando Trueba, and they got married a year later.

Shoot dates have not been set for "Akil" because Banderas needs to accommodate this new project into his schedule.

Banderas also has signed on to play Pablo Picasso in Carlos Saura's upcoming film "33 Dias" (33 Days) and may also take a role in "The 33", a film to be directed by Patricia Riggen that tells of a group of Chilean miners who survived for two months underground in 2010 after a cave-in.

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Melanie Griffith Wants Everybody To Know That She’s Totally Over Antonio Banderas’ Ass, Okay?

Jun 18 2014 11:23am CDT | Source: Dlisted

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Melanie Griffith Erases Antonio Tattoo!

Jun 18 2014 10:54am CDT | Source: Celeb TV

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Actions speak louder than words! And that seems to be exactly what Melanie Griffith was thinking when she showed up on the red carpet Tuesday night. Wait til you see what's missing from this picture! Yup - Antonio Banderas's name is noticeably absent from that famous arm tattoo. A week and a half after announcing her split from her husband of almost 20 years, the actress showed up at the Taormina Film Fest with Eva Longoria and it looks like the marriage is definit ...
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Melanie Griffith covers Antonio tattoo with makeup: good for her or why bother?

Jun 18 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

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Kellan Lutz, Antonio Banderas, & 37 More Stars Join The Team In The First Expendables 3 Trailer! Watch HERE!

Jun 17 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: PerezHilton

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Which Star Does Keira Knightley Get Mistaken For?

Jun 16 2014 3:05pm CDT | Source: PopSugar

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Robert Pattinson on 'Indiana Jones' Casting Rumors: 'I Wish!'

Jun 15 2014 3:15pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

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Lifetime marriage? It's a crapshoot

Jun 9 2014 8:05am CDT | Source: CNN World Music

Antonio Banderas Attends 'El Hormiguero' Tv Show
Pepper Schwartz says the breakup of Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas signals more than the collapse of an ...
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Antonio Banderas & Melanie Griffith 'Have Had Issues for Years,' Source Says

Jun 9 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: People

Antonio Banderas Attends 'El Hormiguero' Tv Show
How their separations led to strain in their ...
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The Expendables 3 Will Be Rated PG-13

Jun 7 2014 2:54pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

WHAT THE FUCK? NEWSThe Expendables: Rated R for strong action and bloody violence throughout. The Expendables 2: Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout. The Expendables 3: Rated PG-13 for some horseplay and roughhousing?That’s right, the third (and supposedly final) entry in the father of all macho movie franchises will be getting a watered down PG-13 rating. The Expendables 2 was actually originally i ...
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