Cate Blanchett (Nightmare Alley, Don’t Look Up) will produce and star in A Manual for Cleaning Women, the primary English-language function from Oscar-winning Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar (Parallel Mothers, Pain and Glory), Deadline has confirmed.
The movie in early levels of improvement is predicated on Lucia Berlin’s 43-part assortment of quick tales, analyzing the lives of girls working all kinds of demanding jobs. Blanchett, Andrew Upton and Coco Francini will produce for Dirty Films, with Almodóvar for El Deseo, and Brian Oliver and Bradley Fischer for New Republic Pictures. Pic is Almodóvar’s follow-up to Parallel Mothers, the Sony Pictures Classic drama starring Penélope Cruz about two moms who give beginning the identical day, and the English-language quick The Human Voice starring Tilda Swinton, which was shortlisted by the Film Academy final yr.
Blanchett is a two-time Oscar winner recognized who most just lately appeared in Adam McKay’s darkish comedy Don’t Look Up for Netflix and Guillermo del Toro’s horror-noir Nightmare Alley for Searchlight Pictures. The actress has additionally appeared on the movie facet in such titles as Where’d You Go, Bernadette, Thor: Ragnarok, Song to Song, Truth, Carol, Cinderella, a number of Lord of the Rings and Hobbit pics, The Monuments Men, Blue Jasmine, Hanna, Robin Hood, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, I’m Not There, The Good German, Babel, The Aviator, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Her tv credit embrace Mrs. America, Stateless, Bordertown and Heartland.
Other upcoming tasks for the in-demand actress embrace Eli Roth’s adaptation of the online game Borderlands for Lionsgate and Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson’s animated adaptation of Pinocchio for Netflix.
Blanchett and Almodóvar are repped by CAA.