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Revive Salma la dictatura

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By: Mariano Barroso

DPA. - Salma Hayek will play the lead role in the next film of the Spanish director Mariano Barroso, titled In The Time Of The Butterflies, which will be set in the time of the dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo, who governed the Dominican Republic in the periods of 1930-1938 and 1942-1952.

With a budget of 10 million dollars the movie will be shot in September in Los Angeles and Veracruz, according to an official notice emitted by the office of the film director yesterday in Madrid.

Hayek will impersonate one of the four Mirabal sisters that faced the regime of Trujillo, although it has still not been defined with whom she will share the part. For Hayek it is the second Spanish film that she does; the first one was La Gran Vida by Antonio Cuadri with Carmelo Gómez and Tito Valverde.

In the last years, the woman from Veracruz was seen on the big screen with Will Smith and Kevin Kline (Wild Wild West), William Baldwin (Fair Game), Antonio Banderas (Desperado), Matthew Perry (Fools Rush In), Laurence Fishburne and Stephen Baldwin (Fled), Russell Crowe (Breaking Up) and Matt Damon (Dogma).

In México she played in the telenovelas Nuevo Amanecer, Teresa and El Vuelo del Aguila, as well as in the movies Midaq Alley and Sístole-Diástole.