Lions Gate finds ‘Lost’

Romancer set in Havana during Castro's rise

Lions Gate Intl. has picked up international sales rights to Andy Garcia’s “The Lost City,” a Cuban love story to star Dustin Hoffman, Benjamin Bratt, Tomas Milian and Ines Sastre.

Pic, being directed by Garcia, is set to start shooting in June in the Dominican Republic with filming also scheduled for Miami and New York.

“City,” is set in Havana during the fall of the Batista regime and the emergence of Fidel Castro’s revolution. Pic tells the story of cabaret owner Fico Fellove’s (Garcia) struggle to hold onto the soul of his people as it is stolen by the events around them. Like the Cuban nation itself, the Fellove family’s world crumbles as they are torn apart by the politics and violence of the time.

Frank Mancuso Jr.’s production arm FGM will produce “The Lost City” along with Crescent Drive Pictures, the partnership of Garcia, Tom T. Gores and Johnny O. Lopez and CineSon Prods. Pic reteams Garcia and Mancuso Jr., who previously worked together on the 1990 film “Internal Affairs.”

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