Tie Me Up,Tie Me Down star and Spain's leading lady, Victoria Abril has signed on to star in the forthcoming Alquimia Cinema production Swindled (Incautos).

Abril will star alongside Argentine veteran Federico Luppi (The Devil's Backbone) and Spanish up-and-comers Ernesto Alterio and Guillermo Toledo (both from The Wrong Side Of The Bed) in the story about a group of con artists who con each other. Miguel Bardem wrote and will direct the film, which begins principal photography November 4 on an estimated Euros3.6m budget.

Swindled headlines Madrid-based Alquimia's latest slate of films in development that also includes While We Wait (Mientras Esperamos), newcomer director Ramon Salazar's follow-up to the Berlin competition entry Stones (Piedras), which was picked up internationally by Summit Entertainment.