The Secret Life of Words: According to Variety, Tim Robbins and Julie Christie have joined Sarah Polley in El Deseo's English-lingo production The Secret Life of Words, from Spanish helmer Isabel Coixet.

Spanish thesps Javier Camara and Leonor Watling also are in the cast. Both starred in Almodovar's Oscar-winning Talk To Her and in Bad Education.

"Secret Life" follows a female survivor of the Yugoslavian war in a world of men on an oil rig. It is skedded to shoot in November in Ireland.