Growing Mexican production outfit Altavista Films is one of three international partners to board veteran director Carlos Saura's forthcoming feature Bunuel And King Solomon's Table (Bunuel Y La Mesa Del Rey Salomon).

France's Les Films Sans Frontieres and Portugal's Hora Magica have also joined Spanish producers Rioja Films and CPI to back the much anticipated film from one of Europe's premiere directors.

Saura and producers Jose Antonio Romero of Rioja Films and Ferran Llagostera of CPI were on hand at the San Sebastian International Film Festival to present the project, a fictional adventure tale incorporating three legendary figures of Spanish culture: Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali and Federico Garcia Lorca.

The veil also was finally lifted on the actors who will play the leads: El Gran Wyoming as the old Bunuel, Pere Arquillue as the young Bunuel, Ernesto Alterio as Dali and Adria Collado as Garcia Lorca.

The $4m film will shoot entirely in Spain for nine weeks beginning next month. International cast is expected to be announced in the interim.