Preproduction is under way, with shooting pegged to start by year's end in France. Gondry is repped by UTA and Donna French in the United Kingdom. He also stars in Pedro Almodovar's Bad Education, from Sony Pictures Classics.» Laura Harring has found her way to Texas to replace Daryl Hannah in James Marsh's The King for Ed Pressman and John Schmidt's Content Film.
Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal has hit back at American journalist Lynn Hirschberg after she claimed he fell out with director Pedro Almodovar while making Bad Education.
The New York Times reporter also alleged Bernal "had difficulty filming some of the explicit homosexual love scenes" in the film.
But the furious Y Tu Mama Tambien star has refuted the claims, dubbing Hirschberg "ignorant". It's catty, aggressive and ignorant journalism on her part. I had absolutely no reservations (about the role)." » The Motorcycle Diaries star Gael Garcia Bernal is revving up for Michel Gondry's new project, The Science of Sleep.
Bernal, who is generating buzz for his role as Ernesto "Che" Guevara de la Serna in the Focus Features release, has signed on for Gondry's Sleep alongside Charlotte Gainsbourg and Alain Chabat. The logline is being kept under wraps because of the changes in the script, but it is known to switch back and forth from dreamlike sequences to reality.
Sofia Sondervan is executive producing along with James Wilson.
Harring, best known for her work in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive, is repped by Writers & Artists Group International and Leverage Management.She was most recently seen opposite John Travolta in Lions Gate Films' The Punisher for helmer Jonathan Hensleigh.With a beautiful wife (Harring) and two perfect kids, the pastor wants nothing to do with his lost son.Sources said Hannah exited the project because of scheduling conflicts.Content Film is financing the drama, with Marsh helming from a script by Milo Addica and Marsh.Addica also is producing with Content Film's Pressman and Schmidt.