Spanish outfit Film Factory Entertainment has taken worldwide sales rights to Jorge Torregrossa’s hotly anticipated thriller The End (Fin), starring Maribel Verdu.
The film, which will be presented to buyers at Toronto, is based on the critically acclaimed novel Fin by David Monteagudo about a group of old friends who meet up after years of not seeing each other to stay in a mountain refuge, but an incident leaves them stranded with no communication to the outside world. As they attempt to find help, tensions in the group reach boiling point and a new order is formed.
Long-time Alejandro Amenabar collaborator Fernando Bovaira is producing the project through his outfit Mod Producciones (Biutiful, Agora), alongside hot producer Enrique Lopez-Lavigne for Apaches Entertainment (Intruders, The Impossible), Mercedes Gamero for Antena 3 Films (You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, Red Lights), and Misent Producciones.
Multi-award winning shorts director Jorge Torregrossa is helming the feature project, and scriptwriting duties are split between Jorge Guerricaechevarría (Cell 211) and Sergio G Sanchez (The Orphanage, The Impossible).
“Fin is undoubtedly one of the great productions in Spanish film for 2012. I know it will surprise buyers and become one of those great Spanish genre movies that have left their mark in the international market. It’s a luxury and a privilege to be able to work with producers of such great international prestige and vision,” says Vicente Canales, head of Film Factory Entertainment.
Shooting of The End will take place this month and next in Madrid and Valencia with the lead cast consisting of Maribel Verdu (Pan’s Labyrinth), Clara Lago (Primos, For The Good Of Others), Blanca Romero (After), Daniel Grao (Julia’s Eyes), Carmen Ruiz (Death To Ugly People) and Miquel Fernandez.
Torregrossa has won more than 100 international awards for his short films, including Verano O Los Defectos De Andres (2006), Manchas (2005), Detesto El Sentimentalismo Barato (2003) and Desire (2000).