Focus Features has picked upinternational rights to Cronicas, theserial killer drama starring John Leguizamo and Leonor Watling screening in UnCertain Regard tomorrow. John Sloss's Cinetic Media is handling North Americansales.
Shot in Ecuador by directorSebastian Cordero, Cronicas was produced by Producciones Anhelo's AlfonsoCuaron and Jorge Vergara. Focus also handled sales on previous Anhelo title
Cronicasis about a Miami-based TV news anchor (Leguizamo) who goes to Ecuador in searchof a child rapist and serial killer.
David Linde, co-president ofFocus Features, and VP of Acquisitions Jason Resnick negotiated the deal withAnhelo's Vergara and Frida Torresblanco.
Anhelo also has Un CertainRegard title The Assassination ofPresident Nixon at Cannes this year. It is believed that Vergara and Cuaronwill make use of their time on the Croisette to announce a new feature by Hellboy helmer Guillermo del Toro.
Del Toro has been prepping a"western horror" called Pan's Labyrinthwhich is reported to be a counterpart to his Spanish Civil War-set thriller