Capitol Films has added another two American Zoetrope titles to its sales slate from its output deal with VCL - Jennifer Lopez will star as Mexican icon Frida Khalo in an untitled biopic, while Robert Duvall will direct Assassination Tango.
The UK-based operation also announced that Jeremy Davies, Gerard Depardieu, Billy Zane, Elodie Bouchez and Giancarlo Gianninni will star in another American Zoetrope/VCL title, CQ, to be directed by Roman Coppola.
The Frida Khalo picture is to be directed by Luis Valdez, whose credits include La Bamba. Shooting is scheduled for February. Duvall's directing follow-up to the warmly-received The Apostle is a thriller about a hit-man sent to Argentina, in which he will also star.
The slate of 10 American Zoetrope films, which are being financed by MGM specialty label United Artists and VCL, also includes Hal Hartley's Monster. The modern re-working of the Beauty And The Beast fable stars Sarah Polley, Robert Burke, Helen Mirren and Julie Christie and is currently shooting.
Capitol is also handling Pumpkin, a love story starring Christina Ricci, Dominque Swain and Brenda Blethyn, plus Jeepers Creepers, a horror film directed by Victor Salva.