Antonio Banderas Completes Reunion with ‘The Skin I Live In’

Antonio Banderas will star in Pedro Almodovar’s next film, marking one of the most anticipated film reunions in Spanish cinema more than 20 years after the actor starred in Tie me Up, Tie me Down. La Piel que Habito (literally translated: The Skin I Live In) will shoot this summer over 10 weeks in a studio in Spain and other unannounced locations. Skin narrates a plastic surgeon’s revenge on the man who raped his daughter. “The film will be a terror film, without screams or scares,” Almodovar told the Spanish daily El Pais. “It’s difficult to define and although it comes close to the terror genre — something that appeals to me that I’ve never done — I won’t respect any of its rules. It’s the harshest film I’ve ever written and Banderas’ character is brutal.” The film is in active pre-production.