The distributor has acquired all North American rights to Pedro Almodóvar’s upcoming comedy from El Deseo.

The ensemble includes Javier Cámara, Cecilia Roth, Lola Dueñas, Raul Arévalo, Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Hugo Silva, Willy Toledo, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Blanca Suárez, José Luis Torrijo, José María Yazpik, Laya Martí with “special collaborations” from Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Paz Vega.

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Shooting is set to begin in July and the partners have earmarked a summer 2013 release.

SPC and Almodovoar have collaborated seven times previously, most recently on The Skin I Live In. SPC co-heads Michael Barker and Tom Bernard released Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown at Orion Classics, the company they ran with Marcie Bloom.

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