'Orphanage' producer teams with Spanish shingle for thriller

EXCLUSIVE: The Orphanage” producer Rodar y Rodar is re-teaming with Spain’s Antena 3 Films to make “El cuerpo” (The Body).

Project is the feature debut of Oriol Paulo, one of Spain’s rising stars.

Paulo leapt to notice as co-scribe on Guillem Morales’ “Julia’s Eyes,” a Rodar-Antena 3 Films co-production with UPI.

“Body” stars Jaime Pena as a police inspector sent to investigate the disappearance of a woman’s body from a morgue.

“Body” is produced by Rodar’s Joaquin Padro and Mar Targarona, Antena 3 Films’ Mercedes Gamero and Raquel Carreras at L.A.-based Chromosome 22 Films. A3 Films has Spanish free-to-air TV rights. “A Hitchcock-style psychological thriller,” “Body” will shoot January with A-list Spanish-speaking stars, Padro said.

Paulo added that “Body” channels influences such as Rob Reiner’s ‘Misery’ and Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds.’

Oscar Faura (“Orphanage”) serves as d.p., Joan Manel Vilaseca (“Eyes”) as editor.

The producers are now in talks to tie down gap financing via a co-production/international distribution deal with a U.S. or European studio.

“Body,” Padro underscored, also has large remake potential. “All of our films — ‘The Orphanage,’ ‘Julia’s Eyes’ — take place in their own universe, which could be in any part of the world,” Padro said.

“Rodar y Rodar has great taste in finding young directors and screenwriters and makes commercial movies with high production values and international reach,” Gamero added.

“A Hitchcock-style psychological thriller,” “Body” will shoot January with A-list Spanish-speaking stars, Padro said.

Paulo added that “Body” channels influences such as Rob Reiner’s ‘Misery’ and Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds.’

Oscar Faura (“Orphanage”) serves as d.p., Joan Manel Vilaseca (“Eyes”) as editor.

The producers are now in talks to tie down gap financing via a co-production/international distribution deal with a U.S. or European studio.

“Body,” Padro underscored, also has large remake potential. “All of our films — ‘The Orphanage,’ ‘Julia’s Eyes’ — take place in their own universe, which could be in any part of the world,” Padro said.

“Rodar y Rodar has great taste in finding young directors and screenwriters and makes commercial movies with high production values and international reach,” Gamero added.

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