Spanish director Pedro Almodovar has decided to switch projects and will next shoot the film noir Broken Hugs, starring Penelope Cruz, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

According to Almodovar, Broken Hugs (Los Abrazos Rotos) will feature Cruz, Blanca Portillo and Lluis Homar.

"As for Penelope, I'm going to delve into one of her little-known facets," Almodovar said of the Spanish actress, who was nominated for an Oscar for best actress for her role in his most recent film, Volver. "This won't be a comedy, but humor will be present."

Almodovar has not indicated the plot of the film. Production begins in January.