You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Telecinco, Mod join Castellitto’s ‘World’

Bosnian war drama toplines Penelope Cruz, Emile Hirsch

Spanish production companies Telecinco Cinema and Mod Prods. have taken minority equity stakes in Bosnian war drama “Venuto al mondo” (Into the World), which stars Penelope Cruz, Emile Hirsch and Jane Birkin and is helmed by Italo thesp Sergio Castellitto.

Film adapts the eponymous bestseller by Castellitto’s scribe-actress wife, Margaret Mazzantini, and follows a single mother who returns to Sarajevo with her teenage son to face the past she shared with her late husband.

The co-production also teams Italy’s Medusa Film, Alien Produzioni and Picomedia.

Telecinco Cinema, the film production arm of broadcasting group Mediaset Espana, and Fernando Bovaira’s Mod will contribute cast, tech talent plus co-financing.

Lensing kicked off August in Sarajevo and continued on the Croatian coast. Now filming in Rome, it will subsequently travel to Bosnia. Pic will be ready for theatrical release by next fall.

Wild Bunch handles international sales rights and will release “World” in France. Medusa will distribute in Italy. Castellitto directed Cruz in “Don’t Move.”

Telecinco and Mod partnered in 2009 on Alejandro Amenabar’s historical drama “Agora,” toplining Rachel Weisz.

More Film

  • Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel

    Elizabeth Olsen, Jane Rosenthal Demand Justice for Sexual Assault Victims at Chanel Tribeca Lunch

    Spanish production companies Telecinco Cinema and Mod Prods. have taken minority equity stakes in Bosnian war drama “Venuto al mondo” (Into the World), which stars Penelope Cruz, Emile Hirsch and Jane Birkin and is helmed by Italo thesp Sergio Castellitto. Film adapts the eponymous bestseller by Castellitto’s scribe-actress wife, Margaret Mazzantini, and follows a single […]

  • Bill Pullman

    Bill Pullman Doubles His Treasure at the Woodstock Film Festival

    Spanish production companies Telecinco Cinema and Mod Prods. have taken minority equity stakes in Bosnian war drama “Venuto al mondo” (Into the World), which stars Penelope Cruz, Emile Hirsch and Jane Birkin and is helmed by Italo thesp Sergio Castellitto. Film adapts the eponymous bestseller by Castellitto’s scribe-actress wife, Margaret Mazzantini, and follows a single […]

  • Harvey Weinstein Bob Weinstein

    Bob Weinstein Harassment Claim: The Scandal Spreads (Analysis)

    Spanish production companies Telecinco Cinema and Mod Prods. have taken minority equity stakes in Bosnian war drama “Venuto al mondo” (Into the World), which stars Penelope Cruz, Emile Hirsch and Jane Birkin and is helmed by Italo thesp Sergio Castellitto. Film adapts the eponymous bestseller by Castellitto’s scribe-actress wife, Margaret Mazzantini, and follows a single […]

  • Harvey Weinstein

    Film Academy Won't Be 'Inquisitorial Court,' Oscars President Says

    Spanish production companies Telecinco Cinema and Mod Prods. have taken minority equity stakes in Bosnian war drama “Venuto al mondo” (Into the World), which stars Penelope Cruz, Emile Hirsch and Jane Birkin and is helmed by Italo thesp Sergio Castellitto. Film adapts the eponymous bestseller by Castellitto’s scribe-actress wife, Margaret Mazzantini, and follows a single […]

  • Vanessa Hudgens

    Vanessa Hudgens Joins Jennifer Lopez in Romantic Comedy 'Second Act'

    Spanish production companies Telecinco Cinema and Mod Prods. have taken minority equity stakes in Bosnian war drama “Venuto al mondo” (Into the World), which stars Penelope Cruz, Emile Hirsch and Jane Birkin and is helmed by Italo thesp Sergio Castellitto. Film adapts the eponymous bestseller by Castellitto’s scribe-actress wife, Margaret Mazzantini, and follows a single […]

  • Matt Charman

    Film News Roundup: 'Bridge of Spies' Writer Matt Charman Producing Survival Novel 'Ruthless River'

    Spanish production companies Telecinco Cinema and Mod Prods. have taken minority equity stakes in Bosnian war drama “Venuto al mondo” (Into the World), which stars Penelope Cruz, Emile Hirsch and Jane Birkin and is helmed by Italo thesp Sergio Castellitto. Film adapts the eponymous bestseller by Castellitto’s scribe-actress wife, Margaret Mazzantini, and follows a single […]

  • 'Boo 2! A Madea Halloween' film

    Tyler Perry Hopes 'Boo 2!' Can Help Bring Laughter to Nation's 'Darkness'

    Spanish production companies Telecinco Cinema and Mod Prods. have taken minority equity stakes in Bosnian war drama “Venuto al mondo” (Into the World), which stars Penelope Cruz, Emile Hirsch and Jane Birkin and is helmed by Italo thesp Sergio Castellitto. Film adapts the eponymous bestseller by Castellitto’s scribe-actress wife, Margaret Mazzantini, and follows a single […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content