Spanish is pretty easy and already knowing French will help a great deal (although his French may be more conversational... but then again, so will his Spanish have to be... he won't be taking grammar tests, I'm sure! )
This article has the title now as Wild Roses, Gentle Roses (as opposed to Tender), that it will shoot spring 2011, and also mentions that Emir got Johnny in as a producer on another one of his films (Hmm....)
Thanks Heather. One thing to note is that this is a Russian site, so it's possible that they may just be translating "Tender" as "Gentle". If it's the literal title, I think it's even weirder than "Tender" (I actually liked the first title best, but nobody asked me!! )
Shooting in Spring of 2011 is bad news for me, because that may mean DS is behind it, and I want DS to be done first Oh well.
Johnny has been listed as a producer for Cool Water on IMDb for the past several months, so I guess it's real. I remember browsing another board at the time, and people were kinda dissing Kusterica for exploiting his friendship with Johnny. But how can we be sure- how do we know it's not Johnny who is eager to get some more producer credits under his belt?? So anyway, I remember that whole conversation happening at the time. Tragicomedy, huh? The synopsis sure sounds like a barrel of laughs
This one looks like a dead project. They asked Johnny about it in this interview and he said:
Not looking so good I Johnny involvement in a film about Pancho Villa. Back in January, it was reported that he and Salma Hayek were set to star in director Cannes darling Emir Kusturica’s biopic of the Mexican revolutionary. Sorry senor, that doesn’t look like it’s gonna happen. “Emir and I haven’t spoken in a while,” said Johnny. “It was certainly something in the cards. But at the same time we’ve also spoken about the idea of, you know, not just me but any American somehow playing one of the greatest heroes of Mexico … Yeah, I feel somewhat irresponsible doing that. My opinion is that the part should be played by a Mexican actor.”
I'm okay with it, he's got plenty of other interesting and exciting projects floating around.