Italian distribution and production outfit Lucky Red is co-producing Spanish film No News From God, starring Victoria Abril and Penelope Cruz.
Augustin Diaz Yanez is directing the $5.5m story of a good and a bad angel sent to earth to battle for the soul of an ageing boxer. Spain's Torna Sol Film, Cartel, and Flamenco Film and France's DMVB Films are co-producing, with production scheduled for October. Italian producer Amadeo Pagani will also co-produce.
Lucky Red's Andrea Occhipinti added that oher projects in the company's pipeline include Amorosa Gilda, by director Fernando Perez (Life is to Whistle). The adaptation of Anna Asensa's autobiographical book about a physically handicapped girl growing up in Sicily is a $2m co-production with Jose Maria Morales' Wanda Films of Spain.
Also in the works are Miguel Juan, by Giovanni Davide Maderna, whose 1999 film Questo E Il Giardino was the first film fully produced by Lucky Red, and
$4.5m suspense drama Miguel Juan, with Kubla Khan's Umberto Massa.