Antonio Banderas will star in the thriller “The Last Girl”
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas has signed on to star in the thriller “The Last Girl” for Yale Entertainment.
Shelley Hennig and Alice Eve will also star in the project.
Eve plays a private detective forced into a dangerous alliance with a killer (Hennig) in order to uncover the gruesome criminal underbelly of a quiet town and clear the name of her mentor (Banderas), who is implicated in the crimes.
The film is written by Charles Burnley and directed by Jon Keeyes.
Jordan Yale Levine, Jordan Beckerman and Michael J. Rothstein are producing for Yale Entertainment, with Richard Bolger and Conor Barry of Hail Mary Pictures and Richard Clabaugh.
Executive producers include Yale’s Jesse Korman and Jeffrey Tussi, Nick Donnermeyer of Yale’s Great Escape, BondIt’s Luke Taylor and Matt Helderman, Kurt Ebner, Stephen Braun, Kade Thomas, Jason Kringstein, Scott Levenson, Richard Switzer, Colby Cote, Lee Broda, Aden Darmody, Jonathan Zuck, Luke Daniels, Shaun Sanghani, Tyler Konney and Grant Johnson.
Yale’s recently launched sales banner, Great Escape, led by Donnermeyer, will handle global sales.
Principal photography will begin in Ireland this summer.
Banderas’ decades-long career has spanned stage and screen across the United States and his native country.
He is a frequent collaborator of iconic Spanish writer-director Pedro Almodóvar, who has starred in many of his most notable titles, including “pain and glory“, for which he won the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival, also earning an Oscar nomination in the same category.
Banderas can currently be seen with Penelope Cruz in the Spanish comedy Official Competition, set to return as the voice of Puss in Boots in “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish“, and next year in the highly anticipated fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise.