Salma Hayek has signed on to star in Americano, starring Mathieu Demy, who is also marking his directorial debut with the feature.

In the film, Salma Hayek plays a dancer at Americano, a private club in Tijuana. Mathieu Demy plays a man who travels to Los Angeles, where he grew up, to settle his inheritance. His mother's apartment reawakens childhood images and, troubled, he takes off to Tijuana to meet a childhood friend -- played by Salma Hayek -- who remained very close to his mother and dances at the Americano.

Filmed in Paris, Los Angeles and Tijuana, the Mathieu Demy-written Americano also stars Geraldine Chaplin, Chiara Mastroianni, Jean-Pierre Mocky and Carlos Bardem.