October 24, 2008 / 8:02 AM / 9 years ago

Javier Bardem falls for "Biutiful" drama

MADRID (Hollywood Reporter) - Oscar winner Javier Bardem, hot off Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” will star in the drama “Biutiful,” playing a man searching for balance and his children’s safety after a broken love affair.

<p>Javier Bardem poses for a portrait in Los Angeles February 5, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>

The film’s director, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, will start shooting next week in Barcelona. It marks his first project without his regular scriptwriter, Guillermo Arriaga. The director wrote the Spanish-language “Biutiful” script with Armando Bo and Nicolas Giacobone.

Arriaga and Gonzalez Inarritu made waves with their first hit, “Amores Perros,” in 2000 and then followed up with English-language hits “21 Grams” and “Babel” to form a much-acclaimed trilogy.

Bardem won an Oscar this year for his supporting role in “No Country For Old Men.”

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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