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Tornasol, BIM join Coppola’s ‘Tetro’

Director teams with Spanish production unit

Francis Ford Coppola has teamed with Spanish shingle Tornasol Films and Italy’s BIM Distribuzione to co-produce his previously announced Argentinean immigration tale “Tetro.”

Speaking at a press conference in Buenos Aires on Wednesday, Coppola described the $15 million project as “small, indie and personal.”

Coppola will direct from his own screenplay, which was stolen with his computer from his Buenos Aires home in September but for which he had backup copies. He produces via his Buenos Aires-based Zoetrope Argentine.

Lensing starts March 31 in La Boca, a poor district of Buenos Aires, and will continue in the capital before moving to the Andean foothills of Patagonia. Shooting will move to Spain’s Ciudad de la Luz studios in Alicante in mid-May.

“Tetro” toplines Vincent Gallo as an Italian traveling to Argentine from the U.S. to find his brother (Alden Ehrenreich) who abandoned the family years earlier.

Coppola said the story was reminiscent of his own life and roots in New York City.

Cast also includes Javier Bardem, Spanish actress Maribel Verdu (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) and Argentineans Rodrigo de la Serna (“The Motorcycle Diaries”), Jean-Francois Casanovas (“The Cloud”) and Leticia Bredice (“City of No Limits”).

“Tetro” will be in English, Italian and Spanish. Pic is set for a 2009 release.

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