Pedro Almodóvar to Return with a Comedy Set for Release by Sony Classics Next Summer

The famed Spanish director known for discovering the likes of Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas is returning with a new comedy, currently titled I'm So Excited, which the two will also take part in. The ensemble comedy is written and directed by Almodóvar and will begin production in July for release next summer. The filmmaker's longtime American distributor Sony Pictures Classics will release the film in North America.

The cast 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.

Sony Classics co-president Michael Barker and Tom Bernard have long worked with Almodóvar beginning with Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown at Orion Classics and has continued on with seven more films at SPC, including his most recent The Skin I Live In, which debuted in Cannes in 2011 and released in the States last fall following its U.S. debut at the New York Film Festival.