Penélope Cruz could star with her husband Javier Bardem in the Ridley Scott drama "The Counselor," The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.
Cruz and Bardem have already acted together in "Jamon, jamon" (1992), "Carne tremula" (1997) where they shared no scenes and "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (2008), a film that earned Cruz, a Madrid native, the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
The project, in which Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt have already agreed to participate, has a script written by Cormac McCarthy, the author of the novel on which "No Country for Old Men" was based, a film for which Bardem won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor
The story, like that of "No Country for Old Men," is set on the U.S.-Mexican border and revolves around a lawyer (Fassbender) who gets involved in drug trafficking with the help of a pair of friends (Bardem and Pitt) to solve his money problems.
Cruz would play the wife of Fassbender's character. According to the magazine, no formal offer has yet been made to the actress, but several conversations have taken place and it is expected that Cruz will shortly agree to participate.
Work on "The Counselor" is scheduled to begin in late June.
Currently, Bardem is filming alongside Daniel Craig in the latest James Bond flick “Skyfall.”
Photos of the Spanish actor surfaced online, sporting a police uniform and a blond wig in his role as the villain in the movie.
Angelina Jolie, who is now engaged to her long-time love, Brad Pitt, is also rumored to have a part in the film as the female lead -- but nothing has been set in stone.