(Life Kills)Pic began shooting on the streets of Mexico in late February. Helmed by Nicolas Echeverria, pic is jointly produced by indie outfits Titan and Argos, the same team that came up with 1999′s “Sexo, Pudor y Lagrimas” (Sex, Shame and Tears), Mexico’s domestic box office champ. Starring Daniel Gimenez Cacho, the “Life Kills” tells the story of a chance romantic encounter and the protagonists’ attempts to meet again. Altavista Films’ next project will be “La Mano del Zurdo” (The Leftie’s Hand). First-time helmer Carlos Salces, a shorts veteran, will direct thesp Arcelia Ramirez, star of Arturo Ripstein’s latest pic, “Asi Es la Vida” (Such Is Life), in the story of an enchanted marbles player who is challenged by a forester. The rest of the cast has yet to be confirmed.
LA HIJA DEL CANIBAL
(The Cannibal’s Daughter)Antonio Serrano, director of “Sex, Shame and Tears” will begin shooting “La Hija del Canibal” (The Cannibal’s Daughter) in Mexico City this summer. Co-produced by Titan, Argos and Spanish outfit LolaFilms, pic tells the story of a thirtysomething wife coping with the disappearance of her husband and the dark secrets it unveils. Cecilia Roth and Victoria Abril are being considered for the lead role.
(To Love Too Much)Ernesto Rimoch, director of “El Anzuelo” (The Come-On), is preparing for the late-April release of his sexual coming-of-age pic “Demasiado Amor” (To Love Too Much). The co-production between Artifice and Spanish company Ariane-Aiete features comedian and telenovela star Ari Telch and newcomer Karina Gidy.