“Ladies on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,” Pedro Almodóvar’s hit black comedy starring Carmen Maura and Fernando Guillén, might be tailored for an Apple TV Plus collection.
Gina Rodríguez will play Pepa Marcos, the unique function of Maura within the 1988 movie, and Almodóvar is scheduled to govt produce the present by his El Deseo label. Rodríguez, along with being solid because the lead, may also govt produce by her manufacturing firm I Can and I Will Productions alongside her associate Molly Breeskin.
Sources instructed The Hollywood Reporter, which was first to report the information, that the movie adaptation might be bilingual, a mixture of English and Spanish. Presently, Almodóvar’s first English-language movie, “A Guide for Cleansing Ladies,” starring Cate Blanchett, is within the early levels of growth.
“Ladies on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” is what elevated the Spanish movie director to an internationally acknowledged celebrity after profitable 5 Goya Awards and a New York Movie Award, in addition to Academy Award Nominations, Globes of Gold and BAFTA. The function movie additionally starred Antonio Banderas and Julieta Serrano. These days, Almodóvar has immersed himself within the tv panorama for the primary time in his profession, not solely with this Apple TV Plus collection, but additionally with the upcoming “Not a Bride” docuseries for Paramount Plus, which he’s producing with Penelope. Cross.
Together with Almodóvar and Rodríguez, Eugenio Derbez may also govt produce the tv therapy by 3Pas Studios and his producing associate Ben Odell. Derbez’s final foray onto the Apple TV Plus collection slate was starring in “Acapulco,” shortly after starring within the streamer’s film “Coda.” Lionsgate Tv, the place Derbez has an general deal, will produce the present with Sonia Gambaro co-producing. If “Ladies on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” strikes at Apple past the event stage, Noelle Valdivia, greatest identified for her work on “Masters of Intercourse” and “Smash,” will function showrunner and author.
Almodóvar is represented by CAA; Derbez is represented by UTA and Behr Abramson; Rodríguez is represented by WME and Jackoway Austen.