If you sign on for a Todd Solondz (Happiness) film, you know you are not necessarily in for a knockabout farce. More dark and slightly twisted laughs. News arrives via Deadline Penélope Cruz (Volver) and Édgar Ramírez (The Bourne Ultimatum) are the director's latest recruits, joining his new film Love Child.
The Happiness (1998) and Wiener-Dog (2016) director's latest focuses on an 11-yer-old boy called Junior who is obsessively jealous of anyone else in his mother Immaculada's life. At first the delusional youngster (and Broadway wannabe) decides he is going to kill his abusive father and set his mother up with a lodger.
But he doesn't account for his mother falling wildly in love with the new man, and in a freshly jealous rage has to rethink his strategy, aiming instead to pin the potential patricide on the lodger instead.
Cruz is part of the cast for Kenneth Branagh's (Thor) Murder On The Orient Express and has worked on Escobar with real life other half Javier Bardem (Skyfall). Ramirez, meanwhile, is back on our screens in Gold and will also be seen in David Ayer's (Fury) Netflix fantasy thriller Bright.