Melissa Barrera is also set to star in the movie in the title role, with Jamie portraying Aidan.
“’Carmen’ is the opera of my childhood. Growing up, it was an ever-present part of my musical beginnings. It has inspired me greatly as an artist,” Benjamin, a former principal dancer from the New York City Ballet who is now married to Natalie Portman, said in a statement (via Variety). “For many years, I have been passionate about creating a film musical, and ‘Carmen’ presents an incredibly exciting opportunity for exploring dance and music onscreen.”