According to Variety, Adrien Brody and Penelope Cruz will star in Manolete, about legendary matador Manuel Rodriguez Sanchez and his love affair with actress Lupe Sino. The pic will be helmed by Menno Meyjes, who penned the script.

Andres Vincente Gomez is producing; Tarak Ben Ammar of Quinta Communications co-produces.

Manolete is set in 1940s Spain and tells the story of matador Sanchez's infatuation with Sino, which continued until his death in the bullring in 1947 at 30.

Brody will travel to Spain in January to work with a bullfighter in preparation for the March 21 start of principal photography.

Brian B.