Saturday, February 20, 2010

Newest Alfonso Cuaron Project!

There has been recent word on the next project from one of my current favorite directors, Alfonso Cuaron, director of Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) and Children of Men (2006). Currently in pre-production, it is called A Boy and his Shoe and is set for release in 2012 after several pushbacks. The production company is Esperanto Films, which is co-owned by Cuaron. It tells the story of a young French girl who moves to Scotland with her family, and crosses paths with two young traveling Scottish boys, forever changing all of their lives. The talk is that it is a touching road film that journeys through England, Scotland and France, with surprising twists in the lives of these troubled characters. Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist), and Daniel Auteil (star of Cache) have been linked to the project and appear to lead the cast, with casting still underway for the younger performers. It sounds intriguing and if Cuaron can re-create the magic of his previous works, it looks to be a winner.

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