Salma Hayek has signed on to star in and produce the indie Spanish-language romantic comedy, La Banda for Rick Schwartz and Pepe Tamez.
The film will be centered on Grupero music; Issa Lopez will write and direct Variety notes La Banda is the first Spanish-language job in Mexico for Hayek since she starred in telenovelas more than a decade ago; a soundtrack album, with Hayek performing, also is planned.
Hayek will portray a wealthy housewife who falls on hard times when her husband leaves. She takes a job as a singer for a wedding band while keeping her involvement secret from her high-society friends and family, but it becomes a tricky balancing act as the band gains in popularity.
La Banda will start shooting in Mexico this summer.