Actor Raúl Arévalo will make his directing dream a reality with Agosto
by Alfonso Rivera
- Starring Antonio de la Torre and produced by Beatriz Bodegas (La Canica Films), this dramatic thriller will be filmed this summer between Madrid and Segovia
Raúl Arévalo, one of the most acclaimed Spanish actors of his generation and nominated for the upcoming Goyas for his lead role in Marshland [+see also:
interview: Alberto Rodríguez
film profile], recently stated that his big dream was to be on the other side of the camera. That will become a reality this summer, when filming kicks off for Agosto [+see also:
interview: Raúl Arévalo
film profile] (lit. "August"), a screenplay that he wrote together with David Pulido. Although the title is only provisional because it coincides with a famous play by Tracy Letts, brought to film by Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, one thing is certain and that is that Luis Callejo (Princesas [+see also:
film profile]) and Antonio de la Torre (also a Goya finalist for his supporting role in the above-mentioned film by Alberto Rodríguez) will be the protagonists. Production will be managed by the enterprising Beatriz Bodegas (La Canica Films), who, despite the complexity of the Spanish cinema industry, has another two movies on the go this year.
Bodegas returned to New York, a partner once again of American Belladonna Productions, after doing the same with The Unexpected life [+see also:
interview: Jorge Torregrossa
film profile], by Jorge Torregrossa (starring Raúl Arévalo), to film My Bakery in Brooklyn, third feature by Gustavo Ron (Mia Sarah [+see also:
film profile], Vivir para siempre), a romantic and choral comedy – in Classic Hollywood 40s style –, an international project, shot in English and starring Blanca Suárez, Aitor Luna, Ward Horton and Aimee Teegarden. Just yesterday the movie had its final cut. It will be ready in April and its release is planned for the summer.
And the trio of 2015 movies by La Canica Films is completed with Killing Time [+see also:
film profile], a shady thriller by Antonio Hernández (The City of No Limits [+see also:
film profile], The Hidden, The Borgia [+see also:
film profile]) that stars brothers Yon González and Aitor Luna, supported by Ben Temple, Luisa Martín and Sergio Caballero. The movie is backed by Televisión Española.
(Translated from Spanish)
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