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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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Aug 8 2014 2:45pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Kellan Lutz and Jason Statham look so studly while walking the red carpet at the premiere of their movie The Expendables 3 on Thursday (August 7) at the Cinema UGC Normandie in Paris, France. The guys were joined at the event by their co-stars Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes, and Sylvester Stallone, who brought along his wife and kids for the event. Earlier in the day, the five guys attended a photo call at the Hotel George V. FYI: Kellan is wearing an Ermenegildo Zegna suit ...
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