Oscar hopeful begins next pic
Helmer Alejandro Agresti, whose latest film “Valentin” is Argentina’s submission for consideration in the foreign lingo section of the 2004 Oscars, has begun lensing $2 million drama “Un mundo menos peor” (A Less Bad World).Agresti is producing under his RWA banner with Pablo Bossi’s Patagonik Film Group, a Buenos Aires-based production outfit in which Argentine media conglom Grupo Clarin, Admira (a unit of Spain’s Telefonica) and Walt Disney’s Buena Vista Intl. are invested. Written by Agresti, pic is about a woman who meets her husband, who vanished years earlier. Carlos Roffe stars with Monica Galan. Pic is set for release in March.