Forman to direct Goya film with Portman, Bardem

24-08-2005

Acclaimed Czech director Milos Forman is to direct a film about Spanish grand master Francisco de Goya starring Javier Bardem and Natalie Portman, focusing on one of Spain's most bloody chapters, the Inquisition, the Reuters agency wrote on Wednesday. Called "Goya's Ghosts" the film tells the story of the last years of the Spanish Inquisition, when the Catholic Church tortured and executed suspected Jews, as told by the painter, played by Stellan Skarsgard. The film is Forman's first directing project since 1999's "Man on the Moon" and filming is due to start in September.