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Almodovar 'plans Women TV remake'

Pedro Almodovar
Almodovar's other films include Volver and Talk to Her

Spanish director Pedro Almodovar is working on a TV series based on his film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, according to reports.

The film-maker is producing an English language pilot for the US Fox network, says the Hollywood Reporter.

Grey's Anatomy writer Mimi Schmir has been hired to pen the hour-long show.

The show will be "a suburban drama about a group of women who have known each other for a long time," she told the industry publication.

First released in 1988, Almodovar's original film starred Carmen Maura and Antonio Banderas.

Set over a two-day time frame, it told of a voice actress abandoned by her lover who becomes embroiled in a series of farcical situations.

Another of Almodovar's movies, All About My Mother, was adapted into a London stage play in 2007.

His latest work, Broken Embraces, had its premiere in Madrid in March and will be screened next month at the Cannes Film Festival.

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