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The long-aborning pic about the love affair between Mexican painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera finally might be coming together. The Miramax pic is slated to star Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina as the artists. And while "Central Station" helmer Walter Salles has departed, Dish hears that Pedro Almodovar has become interested in the story. Coming off the Oscar-winning foreign pic "All About My Mother," Almodovar got wind of the project during the rounds of recent Oscar parties, and is now reading the script.

If he commits, filming likely won't start until spring, after Molina, who stars in Miramax's "Chocolat," gets time off from his CBS sitcom "Ladies Man." Miramax declined comment.

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