Rea to take lead role

CANNES — Los Angeles-based Sceneries Intl. has acquired worldwide rights (outside co-producing countries) to Fernando Solanas’ “Aphrodite: The Taste of Love,” based on a best-selling recipe book by Latin American novelist Isabel Allende, “Aphrodite, Stories, Recipes and Their Aphrodisiacs.”

Stephen Rea has been confirmed in a lead role. Other key cast members are Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Giovanna Mezzogiorno and Angela Correa.

Principal photography on the $5.2 million pic begins Aug. 27 in France, Spain, Switzerland and Argentina.

“Aphrodite” will be produced by Spain’s Astrolabio, Cinesur in Argentina, Leo et Cie. in France, Filmtre/Emme in Italy, Switzerland’s Thelma and Thomas Hedman/Studio 8 in the U.K.

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