Diego Luna set to helm ‘Abel’

Actor to make feature directorial debut

MEXICO CITY — Thesp Diego Luna will make his feature directorial debut with family drama “Abel.”

Pic is produced by Canana Films, which Luna started with Gael Garcia Bernal and producer Pablo Cruz, and co-produced by John Malkovich’s Mr. Mudd banner.

Drama is told from child’s perspective and stars Mexican thesp Jose Maria Yazpik who appeared with Luna in last year’s “Just Walking.”

“Abel’s” budget of 35 million pesos ($2.73 million) taps private coin and federal film incentives and includes $780,000 in cash from the central Mexican state of Aguascalientes, which is also providing an extra $370,000 worth of additional services.

Pic is already lensing under d.p. Patrick Murguia in Aguascalientes and Mexico City’s Churubusco Studios.

Luna appeared in last year’s Mexican stage production of Zach Helm’s “The Good Canary,” which Malkovich directed.

More Film

  • NANTUCKET, MA - JUNE 23: (L-R)

    How Long Will TV and Film's Boom Market for Female Stories Last?

    MEXICO CITY — Thesp Diego Luna will make his feature directorial debut with family drama “Abel.” Pic is produced by Canana Films, which Luna started with Gael Garcia Bernal and producer Pablo Cruz, and co-produced by John Malkovich’s Mr. Mudd banner. Drama is told from child’s perspective and stars Mexican thesp Jose Maria Yazpik who […]

  • 'Ideal Home' Review: Steve Coogan, Paul

    Film Review: 'Ideal Home'

    MEXICO CITY — Thesp Diego Luna will make his feature directorial debut with family drama “Abel.” Pic is produced by Canana Films, which Luna started with Gael Garcia Bernal and producer Pablo Cruz, and co-produced by John Malkovich’s Mr. Mudd banner. Drama is told from child’s perspective and stars Mexican thesp Jose Maria Yazpik who […]

  • 'Calibre' Review: A Terrific, Intensely Terrifying

    Edinburgh Film Review: 'Calibre'

    MEXICO CITY — Thesp Diego Luna will make his feature directorial debut with family drama “Abel.” Pic is produced by Canana Films, which Luna started with Gael Garcia Bernal and producer Pablo Cruz, and co-produced by John Malkovich’s Mr. Mudd banner. Drama is told from child’s perspective and stars Mexican thesp Jose Maria Yazpik who […]

  • CHRIS PRATT stars as Owen in

    Box Office: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Gnaws on $144 Million Debut Weekend

    MEXICO CITY — Thesp Diego Luna will make his feature directorial debut with family drama “Abel.” Pic is produced by Canana Films, which Luna started with Gael Garcia Bernal and producer Pablo Cruz, and co-produced by John Malkovich’s Mr. Mudd banner. Drama is told from child’s perspective and stars Mexican thesp Jose Maria Yazpik who […]

  • Leung Chiu-wai

    Tony Leung Breaks With Wong Kar-wai’s Jettone (Reports)

    MEXICO CITY — Thesp Diego Luna will make his feature directorial debut with family drama “Abel.” Pic is produced by Canana Films, which Luna started with Gael Garcia Bernal and producer Pablo Cruz, and co-produced by John Malkovich’s Mr. Mudd banner. Drama is told from child’s perspective and stars Mexican thesp Jose Maria Yazpik who […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    ‘Jurassic World’ Holds off ‘Incredibles 2’ in China

    MEXICO CITY — Thesp Diego Luna will make his feature directorial debut with family drama “Abel.” Pic is produced by Canana Films, which Luna started with Gael Garcia Bernal and producer Pablo Cruz, and co-produced by John Malkovich’s Mr. Mudd banner. Drama is told from child’s perspective and stars Mexican thesp Jose Maria Yazpik who […]

  • shanghai skyline China Placeholder

    Regulators Keep Chinese Film Industry in Suspense

    MEXICO CITY — Thesp Diego Luna will make his feature directorial debut with family drama “Abel.” Pic is produced by Canana Films, which Luna started with Gael Garcia Bernal and producer Pablo Cruz, and co-produced by John Malkovich’s Mr. Mudd banner. Drama is told from child’s perspective and stars Mexican thesp Jose Maria Yazpik who […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content