Sorvino set for ‘Semana,’ thriller to shoot in Spain

Danquart to helm, Euros to finance

Mira Sorvino will star in “Semana Santa,” a mystery thriller set and to be shot in Seville, Spain. Lensing begins Oct. 16. German helmer Pepe Danquart is directing, with Olivier Martinez and Tcheky Karyo co-starring.

Budgeted at about $7 million, pic is being co-financed by Germany’s Senator Films, France’s UGC and Canal Plus and Italy’s RAI. Producers are Paul Berrow, Christoph Meyer-Wiel and Philip Guez.

Holy Week homicides

Penned by Roy Mitchell, “Semana Santa” tells the story of an American female police detective sent to Seville who becomes embroiled in a double-murder case against the backdrop of the city’s Holy Week celebrations.

In Cannes, Sorvino supported her producing effort “Famous,” a pic in which she appears briefly. She will next be seen starring as Daisy in A&E’s “The Great Gatsby.”

Danquart won the Academy Award for best live-action short for “Black Rider.” He recently helmed a docu on ice hockey.

Sorvino is repped by the William Morris Agency and manager Jean Fox.

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