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Javier Bardem to appear in film based on brother's novel

Javier Bardem will make his return to Spanish cinema when he plays a neo-Nazi ideologue in Alacran enamorado (Scorpion in Love), a film based on a novel by his brother Carlos.

hollywood Updated: Apr 26, 2012 16:34 IST

Javier Bardem will make his return to Spanish cinema when he plays a neo-Nazi ideologue in Alacran enamorado (Scorpion in Love), a film based on a novel by his brother Carlos.

In remarks to EFE, Spanish director Santiago Zannou said the winner of a best-supporting-actor Oscar for his turn in the Coen brothers' No Country for Old Men will play a secondary character named Solis, a role distinct from the purely villainous one he has in the upcoming James Bond film.

"In my film (the character) is more realistic, not a wicked villain who wants to destroy the world, but an ordinary person. Those are the ones who truly frighten me, for having a type of ideology that separates people, that engenders violence," Zannou said.

This will mark the first time Bardem has worked with a Spanish director since he won four Goya awards for his performance in Alejandro Amenabar's Mar Adentro (The Sea Inside).

Alacran enamorado tells the story of Alyssa, a seductive Latin American immigrant who had fallen victim to a prostitution ring and now makes a living cleaning houses, and Julian, alias El Alacran (The Scorpion), a member of a neo-Nazi group.