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Alfonso Cuaron Sets Mexican Family Drama as Next Film

Alfonso Cuaron has set his next film.

The Academy Award-winning filmmaker and Participant Media are partnering on a new untitled movie that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s. Cuaron is directing and writing the drama, which is slated to begin production this fall in Mexico.

The project will be produced by Cuaron, Gabriela Rodriguez (“Gravity,” “Children of Men”), and Nicolas Celis (“Desierto,” “Heli,” “The Untamed”). Jeff Skoll, David Linde, and Jonathan King of Participant Media will executive produce.

“This film is close to my heart and my first in Mexico since ‘Y Tu Mamá También.’ I am thrilled to be making it with the Participant team,” Cuaron said.

The drama marks Cuaron’s follow-up to his smash hit “Gravity,” which landed him two Oscars — including one for directing, making him the first Mexican-born helmer to win the award. The film went on to gross $723 million worldwide, including $274 million domestically.

According to several sources, Cuaron had always intended to make a smaller-scale movie following his big-budget epic “Gravity.”

“Alfonso is a master storyteller, who breaks cultural boundaries around the world by skillfully connecting audiences through the power of cinema. We are elated to be joining him on this film,” said Participant Media CEO Linde.

Participant is presenting four films at the this year’s Toronto Film Festival, which kicks off on Thursday: Peter Berg’s “Deepwater Horizon” starring Mark Wahlberg; “Denial” starring Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, and Timothy Spall; J.A. Bayona’s “A Monster Calls”; and Pablo Larraín’s critically-acclaimed “Neruda” starring Gael Garcia Bernal.

Cuaron is repped by UTA.

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