Maura Replaces Bardem in Tetro


The Hollywood Reporter says that Carmen Maura is replacing fellow Spaniard Javier Bardem in Francis Ford Coppola’s family drama Tetro.

Coppola said his rewrite of the pivotal role came during rehearsals for the film’s 11-week shoot, which began March 31 in Buenos Aires.

The director often changes key elements of his script be¬fore and during filming, he said, but ac¬cording to another person involved in the deal, Bardem “became unavailable” for the project and is reading drafts of the script for his starring role in Rob Marshall’s Nine, which begins shooting in September.

Maura will play a literary critic and mentor to Tetro, whose younger brother (Alden Ehrenreich) searches for him in Argentinia’s capital city.