At this point, you either roll with the films of Todd Solondz or you don’t. But for those who are on board for the director’s envelope-pushing work, they always know they’ll be laughing at something they shouldn’t be. And that will likely be the case for “Love Child.”
Solondz’s new film has lined up Penelope Cruz and Edgar Ramirez to star, and the premise is perfectly out there. The story follows eleven-year-old Junior, a delusional aspiring Broadway star with an inappropriate obsession with his mother Immaculada. After he orchestrates an accident that nearly kills his abusive father, Junior has a new problem when Nacho, the man living in their guest house, courts his mother and they fall in love. Gripped with jealousy, Junior plots to get rid of Nacho for good.
“Love Child” is currently in pre-production, and will be making the rounds at the European Film Market. The project will mark the second film that Cruz and Ramirez have been in following Ridley Scott‘s “The Counselor,” but the first where they’ll actually share some scenes. [Deadline]