After the spectacular flop of Monuments Men, it seems hard to believe that this Hollywood vanity project will ever really see the screen. The first attempt at making the movie ended with the production company in bankruptcy. Now Antonio Banderas claims he has a greenlight to make a movie about the painting of Guernica:
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas said Tuesday “the time has come” in his life to play fellow Malaga native Pablo Picasso.
He said he planned to take on the role in Spanish director Carlos Saura’s “33 dias,” a film about the creation of the painting “Guernica.”
“I turned down the chance at one point of playing Mr. Pablo, but the time has come in my life where I understand him better, and I am nearly at the age he was when those events happened, in 1937, when he was 55 or 56, and I’m getting close,” Banderas, who turns 54 this summer, said. […]
Gwyneth Paltrow, who is “absolutely in love with Spain and speaks Spanish and French perfectly,” has also agreed to be in the film, Banderas said.
Antonio Banderas Says ‘The Time Has Come’ To Play Painter Pablo Picasso (Fox News Latino)