You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Argentina’s Campanella shoots for ‘Moon’

'Bride' helmer preps working-class pic

BUENOS AIRES — Argentine helmer-scribe Juan Jose Campanella is preparing “La luna de avellaneda” (The Moon of Avellaneda), his first feature since his foreign-lingo Oscar nominee “The Son of the Bride” in 2001.

Argentina’s Pol-ka Producciones and Jempsa will produce the $1.5 million project based on a screenplay by Campanella, Fernando Castets (who together co-wrote “Bride”) and Juan Pablo Domenech.

“Luna” follows working-class folk struggling to keep a social and sports club afloat on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Campanella is in talks with production outfits in Spain to co-produce.

Ricardo Darin, who starred in “Bride” and most recently in Marcelo Pineyro’s “Kamchatka” — Argentina’s foreign-language Oscar submission for this year — has signed on for the lead.

The other protagonists are Eduardo Blanco, who played a supporting role in “Bride,” and Mercedes Moran, who had a lead part in Lucrecia Martel’s 2001 “La Cienaga” (The Swamp).

Campanella plans to lense from August to October in Buenos Aires, and release the pic in March or April 2004.

More Film

  • Goran-Review

    Film Review: 'Goran'

    BUENOS AIRES — Argentine helmer-scribe Juan Jose Campanella is preparing “La luna de avellaneda” (The Moon of Avellaneda), his first feature since his foreign-lingo Oscar nominee “The Son of the Bride” in 2001. Argentina’s Pol-ka Producciones and Jempsa will produce the $1.5 million project based on a screenplay by Campanella, Fernando Castets (who together co-wrote […]

  • Tiffany Haddish Lego Movie

    Tiffany Haddish Cracks up CinemaCon for 'Night School,' Tyler Perry Movie

    BUENOS AIRES — Argentine helmer-scribe Juan Jose Campanella is preparing “La luna de avellaneda” (The Moon of Avellaneda), his first feature since his foreign-lingo Oscar nominee “The Son of the Bride” in 2001. Argentina’s Pol-ka Producciones and Jempsa will produce the $1.5 million project based on a screenplay by Campanella, Fernando Castets (who together co-wrote […]

  • Jim Gianopulos and Tom CruiseParamount Pictures

    Tom Cruise Wows CinemaCon With Story of 'Mission: Impossible -- Fallout' Stunt

    BUENOS AIRES — Argentine helmer-scribe Juan Jose Campanella is preparing “La luna de avellaneda” (The Moon of Avellaneda), his first feature since his foreign-lingo Oscar nominee “The Son of the Bride” in 2001. Argentina’s Pol-ka Producciones and Jempsa will produce the $1.5 million project based on a screenplay by Campanella, Fernando Castets (who together co-wrote […]

  • JJ Abrams'Westworld' TV show premiere, Arrivals,

    'Overlord' Not 'Cloverfield' Movie, Says J.J. Abrams

    BUENOS AIRES — Argentine helmer-scribe Juan Jose Campanella is preparing “La luna de avellaneda” (The Moon of Avellaneda), his first feature since his foreign-lingo Oscar nominee “The Son of the Bride” in 2001. Argentina’s Pol-ka Producciones and Jempsa will produce the $1.5 million project based on a screenplay by Campanella, Fernando Castets (who together co-wrote […]

  • Jim Gianopulos'Downsizing' film premiere, Arrivals, Los

    Paramount Chief Jim Gianopulos Touts Turnaround, Acknowledges Years of Flops

    BUENOS AIRES — Argentine helmer-scribe Juan Jose Campanella is preparing “La luna de avellaneda” (The Moon of Avellaneda), his first feature since his foreign-lingo Oscar nominee “The Son of the Bride” in 2001. Argentina’s Pol-ka Producciones and Jempsa will produce the $1.5 million project based on a screenplay by Campanella, Fernando Castets (who together co-wrote […]

  • (L-R) Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

    Annapurna, Plan B Developing Movie on New York Times' Harvey Weinstein Investigation

    BUENOS AIRES — Argentine helmer-scribe Juan Jose Campanella is preparing “La luna de avellaneda” (The Moon of Avellaneda), his first feature since his foreign-lingo Oscar nominee “The Son of the Bride” in 2001. Argentina’s Pol-ka Producciones and Jempsa will produce the $1.5 million project based on a screenplay by Campanella, Fernando Castets (who together co-wrote […]

  • 'United Skates' Review

    Tribeca Film Review: 'United Skates'

    BUENOS AIRES — Argentine helmer-scribe Juan Jose Campanella is preparing “La luna de avellaneda” (The Moon of Avellaneda), his first feature since his foreign-lingo Oscar nominee “The Son of the Bride” in 2001. Argentina’s Pol-ka Producciones and Jempsa will produce the $1.5 million project based on a screenplay by Campanella, Fernando Castets (who together co-wrote […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content