Date: 9th April 2001

Salma Hayek Confirms Frida Kahlo Role

SALMA HAYEK has confirmed she will portray artist FRIDA KAHLO in a biographical movie.

The casting of the Mexican WILD WILD WEST (1999) star follows a long battle for the role with Latino beauty JENNIFER LOPEZ, who recently abandoned the fight to play an FBI agent in TRUE ROMANCE (1993) director TONY SCOTT's new thriller TAKING LIVES.

Hayek was due to begin filming the MIRAMAX movie, tentatively titled FRIDA KAHLO, last weekend (07-08APR01) at locations around Mexico City. (RGS/LADN/KW)

Source: WENN