Moreno Nursing Role in 'Cholera' for Mike Newell

Catalina Sandino Moreno is in negotiations to join the cast of "Love in the Time of Cholera," which Mike Newell is directing for Stone Village Pictures and New Line Cinema.

Javier Bardem and Giovanna Mezzogiorno already have been cast in the film, based on the novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The story follows a romantic man named Florentino (Bardem) who loses Fermina (Mezzogiorno), the girl of his dreams, to a wealthier suitor and spends the next 50 years building his life and reputation so that one day he might have her.

Moreno will play Hildebranda Sanchez, Fermina's cousin.

Stone Village Entertainment's Scott Steindorff is producing, while Dylan Russell and Scott LaStaiti will co-produce. Stone Village is fully financing the movie and holds international rights.

New Line's Toby Emmerich and Mark Ordesky are overseeing for the studio.

CAA-repped Moreno received a best actress Oscar nomination for her work in 2004's "Maria Full of Grace." She next will be seen in "Fast Food Nation," which opens this year.

Borys Kit writes for The Hollywood Reporter.

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