Antonio Banderas Joins HE LOVES ME; THE DAILY SHOW’s Aasif Mandvi in Negotiations

     July 12, 2011

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Antonio Banderas has joined the cast of Fox Searchlight’s He Loves Me. Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine), He Loves Me stars Paul Dano as a writer who, in an attempt to overcome writer’s block, pens a female character he thinks will love him. As the story goes, Dano actually wills the character into existence. Dano’s real-life girlfriend, Zoe Kazan, will play the character brought to life. Kazan also wrote the screenplay. As for Banderas, he will take on the role of Dano’s mother’s (played by Annette Bening) boyfriend.

In addition to Banderas, 24 Frames reports that The Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi is in talks to join the pic as well. Per the report, Mandvi would play the role of Dano’s agent. The actor most recently appeared alongside Zach Galifianakis and Emma Roberts in It’s Kind of a Funny Story and also has a role in writer/director J.C. Chandor’s Margin Call starring Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Paul Bettany, Zachary Quinto, and Penn Badgley. Margin Call hits theaters this fall on October 21st. Bringing it back to He Loves Me, the film is currently in production in Los Angeles with Deborah Ann Woll, Steve Coogan, Elliott Gould, and Chris Messina rounding out the cast.

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