2007 Jul 06

Pedro praises Brit talent

Kate Winslet could be set to star in an adaptation of Ian McEwan’s latest novel – if Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar has anything to do with it.

Pedro, who directed Penélope Cruz in BAFTA-nominated Volver, praised British writing and acting talent and said he’d love to work with the Atonement author, reports The Daily Telegraph.

“You guys have some of the best authors in the world at the moment. I’d really like to make Ian McEwan’s latest book into a film. And there is no shortage of British actresses to cast in it: I would definitely like to work with Kate Winslet, who is a good friend of mine”, he said.

The author is no stranger to having his books translated onto the big screen.

Adaptations of his work have included 2004’s Enduring Love, which starred new 007 Daniel Craig, Samantha Morton and Bill Nighy.

And Atonement, starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy is due to be released in September.

Source: Evening Telegraph

3 Comments on “Pedro praises Brit talent”

  1. That’s what I was thinking. If kate stars this movie with Pedro Almodóvar directing she will definitely win an oscar.
    Pure European talent!

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