According to The Hollywood Reporter, Javier Bardem is set to star in the epic Love in the Time of Cholera, which Mike Newell is directing for New Line Cinema. Based on the novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Cholera follows a romantic young man (Bardem) who loses the girl of his dreams to a wealthier suitor and consequently spends the next 50 years building his life and reputation so that one day he might have her. The other women find this devotion irresistible, so he finds himself with frequent female companionship throughout his wait, but his heart always remains faithful to the woman who first captured his heart.

Oscar winner Ronald Harwood (The Pianist) penned the screenplay.

Brian B.