Andrew Herwitz' New York-based Film Sales Company is moving into
production with the remake of Jorge Gaggero's Argentinian drama
Herwitz picked up English-language remake rights to the portrait of
the relationship between a grand dame and her live-in maid.
Rodrigo Garcia is attached to write and direct the project, which is
expected to begin filming in the middle of 2008.
The original starred Norma Aleandro and won the Special Jury Prize at
Sundance 2005. Film Sales Company is distributing the original in the
US and kicks off a limited release in Los Angeles this weekend.
Herwitz negotiated the deal with Shelly Surpin of Surpin Mayersohn on
behalf of the film-makers.