Bardem & Portman to Discover "Goya's Ghosts"
("Before Night Falls
") and Natalie Portman
") are in final talks to star in the bio-pic "Goya's Ghosts," says Variety
. The long-discussed cinematic biography of the famous Spanish artist Francisco Goya will be produced by Saul Zaentz
("The Mosquito Coast
") and directed by Milos Forman
") and Forman will be collaborating on the screenplay, which is "set in Spain in 1792, when Goya was the country's most famous painter. A scandal arises when his teenage muse is framed for heresy by a manipulative monk who is one of the driving forces behind the Spanish Inquisition." Production is expected to get underway later this year.