Who could have guessed that two of Hollywood’s ravishing talents Margot Robbie and Camila Mendes could be sharing the screen in this upcoming comedy? ‘Alba’, as the movie will be titled will begin its production anytime now and as fans of both the stars’ works, we’re sure that you are as excited as we are.
Known for her role as Tonya in ‘I, Tonya’, Harley Quinn in the ‘Suicide Squad’ series and as the one and only Barbie in ‘Barbie’, Margot Robbie has always managed to charm the viewers with her performances and her successful productions. Equally stunning is Camila Mendes who gained immense popularity through her portrayal of Veronica in ‘Riverdale’ (series). If these two actresses are genuinely set to star in this upcoming feature film, then there is no doubt about how entertaining it would indeed turn out to be.
Plot, Cast and More
‘Alba’ is a direct adaptation of the famous play by Federico García Lorca, titled ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’ except, it takes place in Miami in the present day world. Revolving around the matriarch Bernarda Alba, who has complete control over the lives of her 5 daughters, the plot develops when Angustias, the almost forty and homely eldest sister has a suitor and her sisters who can’t handle their sister escaping their tyrannical mother, are quick to do whatever it takes to find a man!
As of now, though Margot Robbie is reportedly only a part of the production team, she will possibly join the cast with Camila Mendes, Danny Ramirez and Jenna Ortega as the rumors go.
Danny Ramirez is known for his work in ‘Look Both Ways’ and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, among others while Jenna Ortega was previously seen as Wednesday (a popular Gothic character from the Addams Family movies), in Tim Burton’s ‘Wednesday’ series.
‘Alba’ is said to be directed by Francisca Alegria, an emerging artist, who has already been credited with a number of popular movies such as ‘The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future’ and ‘And the Whole Sky Fit in the Dead Cow’s Eye’.
Possibly featuring several components of Gypsy cultures and familial systems of traditional Spanish cultures, this modern day adaptation of Lorca’s play will transport you to the alluring world of the playwright’s sensual compositions. With Chelsey Lora joining the crew as the writer of ‘Alba’, viewers can expect due regard to the original script.
With a star studded cast and hopefully exciting upbeat music serving as the background scores in the usual fashion of Robbie’s other productions, ‘Alba’ does make for an enthralling watch.