In 2015, Pedro Almodovar revealed to the
that he had come very close to realizing the now cult
Secret of Brokeback Mountain.
“I was offered
but I had a lot of doubts.
Thinking about it, I don't know if I made a mistake or not [by refusing].
I think Ang Lee went as far as he could and I really like his version.
But I always imagined it differently and I don't think I could have done it the way I wanted.
They wouldn't have let me
,” he explained.
Seventeen years after the release of the film, the Spanish director will direct this summer
Strange Way of Life,
he explained to
on Tuesday, June 28.
In this western, named after a song by fado singer Amalia Rodrigues which will open the film, Ethan Hawke will play a sheriff, and Pedro Pascal a gunslinger.
One of them travels through the desert to find the other.
There will be a clash between the two, but the story is above all intimate
, ”explains Almodovar to IndieWire.
Filming should begin at the end of August in the Almeira region of Spain, the land where Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns were filmed.
The production company created by Pedro Almodovar, El Deseo, has revealed that Yves Saint Laurent will be in charge of costume design and will co-produce the film.
Strange Way of Life
will be the third English-language film directed by the 72-year-old Spaniard after the medium-length
La Voix Humaine
A Manual For Cleaning Women
, scheduled for 2023. In both cases, the Spanish director directed Cate Blanchett.