Alessandro Nivola Joins Pedro Almodóvar’s Next Film ‘The Room Next Door’

EXCLUSIVE: Alessandro Nivola has joined Julianne Moore and Tilda Swinton in The Room Next Door, the first English-language film from Oscar-winning Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar. Sony Pictures Classics will distribute and John Turturro is also on board.

Almodóvar’s El Deseo is producing.

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The Room Next Door will be Almodóvar’s first feature-length project since 2021’s Parallel Mothers, which debuted at the Venice Film Festival. The film starred Penélope Cruz — who won the Best Actress prize at Venice — and Milena Smit as single mothers who became pregnant by accident and meet in a hospital room as they are about to give birth.

Nivola will next be seen starring in the Apple TV+ limited series The Big Cigar playing radical chic Hollywood film producer Bert Schneider in the crazier-than-fiction story about Schneider’s complicated friendship with Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton. The series has a May 17 air date. He then stars as Aleksei Sytsevitch, aka The Rhino, in JC Chandor’s Marvel feature Kraven the Hunter set for an August 30 worldwide theatrical release. He also stars opposite Adrien Brody in Brady Corbet’s feature The Brutalist, as well as Matt Shear’s indie feature Fantasy Life opposite Amanda Peet.

Nivola is repped by UTA, Range Media and Tavistock Wood in the UK.

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