Salma Hayek has been one of Hollywood’s go-to leading ladies for decades now, and she’s somehow still just as much of a saucy little firecracker today as she was when Robert Rodriguez first blew all of our minds by casting her as his female lead in Desperado. If anything, she’s grown even sexier and sassier over time, so it’s probably a cause for celebration that she’s just been cast as the female lead in a new film—and one that’s being described as a “sexually charged romantic comedy” to boot. Your mileage for celebration may vary, but Salma Hayek starring in a sexually charged anything is a ticket sold, at the very least.
The news comes from Deadline, who report that she’s just been added as the main romantic interest in the upcoming Pierce Brosnan starring vehicle, How to Make Love Like an Englishman. This one is being brought to us by What Happens in Vegas director Tom Vaughan, and it also has Jessica Alba attached in a featured role.
The basic story here is that Brosnan is playing a fast-living, womanizing professor at Cambridge University who has his entire slutty worldview thrown into upheaval once he meets a woman who may just be his feminine ideal (Hayek). The problem is, he only meets this woman because he’s already knocked up her little sister (Alba), who also happens to be one of his graduate students. For those keeping score at home, that makes How to Make Love Like an Englishman a movie where Brosnan will be portrayed as having what it takes in the masculinity department to knock up a college student that looks like Jessica Alba, all while still having the charms to make her older sister, who looks like Salma Hayek, fall in love with him despite his indiscretions.
The screenplay for the film is credited to a fairly unknown newcomer named Matthew Newman, so it seems like your guess is as good as anyone else’s as to whether or not that’s just a pen name Brosnan has adopted in an ingenious scheme to land ladies.