You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Cohans prep Pineiro adaptation ‘Betibu’

Thriller set up at Haddock, Tornasol

Miguel Cohan, director of “No Return,” is working on “Betibu,” an adaptation of Argentine Claudia Pineiro’s latest novel.

“Betibu” is set up at Argentina’s Haddock Films, co-producer of “The Secret in Their Eyes” and Viggo Mortensen starrer “Everybody Has a Plan.”

Cohan is writing the script with sister Ana, co-scribe of “No Return,” and Pineiro. Story centers on an aging, jaundiced crime journalist, a famous femme writer and a young journo who investigate a suspected murder in a gated community outside Buenos Aires. “The story is a crime suspenser set in the backrooms of journalism,” Haddock topper Vanessa Ragone told Variety at Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro Film Festival market.

Project is co-produced by Gerardo Herrero and Mariela Besuievsky’s Madrid-based Tornasol Films, which co-owns Haddock. It’s skedded to shoot in the second half of 2012 in Buenos Aires and, most probably, Spain’s Ciudad de la Luz studios. Argentine broadcaster Telefe will associate produce. Budget is “big by Argentine standards, mid-budget by Spanish standards,” Ragone said.

Haddock optioned Pineiro’s second novel, which became Marcelo Pineyro’s 2009 Argentine B.O. hit “Thursday’s Widows.”

“No Return,” Cohan’s debut, shared the Golden Spike at Spain’s Valladolid fest, establishing him as a director to track.

The 13-day Rio fest wraps Tuesday.

More Film

  • Wong Kar-wai

    Wong Kar-wai Honored in Lyon, Talks Early Influences, Bruce Lee, Hong Kong Handover and Bigger Canvas for ‘Grandmaster’

    Miguel Cohan, director of “No Return,” is working on “Betibu,” an adaptation of Argentine Claudia Pineiro’s latest novel. “Betibu” is set up at Argentina’s Haddock Films, co-producer of “The Secret in Their Eyes” and Viggo Mortensen starrer “Everybody Has a Plan.” Cohan is writing the script with sister Ana, co-scribe of “No Return,” and Pineiro. […]

  • 'Same Kind of Different as Me'

    Film Review: 'Same Kind of Different as Me'

    Miguel Cohan, director of “No Return,” is working on “Betibu,” an adaptation of Argentine Claudia Pineiro’s latest novel. “Betibu” is set up at Argentina’s Haddock Films, co-producer of “The Secret in Their Eyes” and Viggo Mortensen starrer “Everybody Has a Plan.” Cohan is writing the script with sister Ana, co-scribe of “No Return,” and Pineiro. […]

  • Busan: Korea’s 'After My Death,' Iran’s

    Busan: Korea’s 'After My Death,' Iran’s 'Blockage' Win Competition

    Miguel Cohan, director of “No Return,” is working on “Betibu,” an adaptation of Argentine Claudia Pineiro’s latest novel. “Betibu” is set up at Argentina’s Haddock Films, co-producer of “The Secret in Their Eyes” and Viggo Mortensen starrer “Everybody Has a Plan.” Cohan is writing the script with sister Ana, co-scribe of “No Return,” and Pineiro. […]

  • Progression Image 3 of 3: Final

    Film Review: Pixar's 'Coco'

    Miguel Cohan, director of “No Return,” is working on “Betibu,” an adaptation of Argentine Claudia Pineiro’s latest novel. “Betibu” is set up at Argentina’s Haddock Films, co-producer of “The Secret in Their Eyes” and Viggo Mortensen starrer “Everybody Has a Plan.” Cohan is writing the script with sister Ana, co-scribe of “No Return,” and Pineiro. […]

  • Oliver Sacks Documentary

    Film News Roundup: Paul Allen's Vulcan Productions Backs Oliver Sacks Documentary

    Miguel Cohan, director of “No Return,” is working on “Betibu,” an adaptation of Argentine Claudia Pineiro’s latest novel. “Betibu” is set up at Argentina’s Haddock Films, co-producer of “The Secret in Their Eyes” and Viggo Mortensen starrer “Everybody Has a Plan.” Cohan is writing the script with sister Ana, co-scribe of “No Return,” and Pineiro. […]

  • The Disaster Artist

    AFI Fest Adds Galas for 'Call Me by Your Name,' 'Disaster Artist,' 'Hostiles'

    Miguel Cohan, director of “No Return,” is working on “Betibu,” an adaptation of Argentine Claudia Pineiro’s latest novel. “Betibu” is set up at Argentina’s Haddock Films, co-producer of “The Secret in Their Eyes” and Viggo Mortensen starrer “Everybody Has a Plan.” Cohan is writing the script with sister Ana, co-scribe of “No Return,” and Pineiro. […]

  • Harvey Weinstein

    Colony Capital Has Three-Week Window to Avert Weinstein Co. Bankruptcy (EXCLUSIVE)

    Miguel Cohan, director of “No Return,” is working on “Betibu,” an adaptation of Argentine Claudia Pineiro’s latest novel. “Betibu” is set up at Argentina’s Haddock Films, co-producer of “The Secret in Their Eyes” and Viggo Mortensen starrer “Everybody Has a Plan.” Cohan is writing the script with sister Ana, co-scribe of “No Return,” and Pineiro. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content