Roxbury boards ‘Painless’

Thriller set for first quarter 2011 shoot

Miguel Angel Faura’s Roxbury Pictures has boarded Juan Carlos Medina’s psychological thriller “Insensibles” (Painless).

With nearly all financing now in place, “Painless” is on track for a first quarter 2011 shoot.

Paris-based Elle Driver, which has a strong lineup of Spanish-language titles, is selling international rights. It saw a flurry of pre-sales when “Painless” was introduced in 2008. Project’s originators, Antoine Simkine’s Les Films d’Antoine and Francois Cognard’s Tobina Film, will produce from France.

Barcelona-based Roxbury lead produces, putting up 60% of pic’s €3.2 million ($4.5 million) budget. Portugal’s Fado Filmes has a 10% participation and the French co-producers are financing the rest, Faura said at the Sitges Festival.

Simkine, Cognard and Faura exec produce.

A Contracorriente has Spanish theatrical distribution rights. Wild Bunch has home entertainment rights in France, and Canal Plus and Cine Cinema share French pay TV rights.