Diego Luna, who seizedglobal attention after his star turn opposite Gael Garcia Bernal in Y TuMama Tambien, has been lined up tostar in Mexican-Brazilian co-production Solo Dios Sabe.
Theromantic drama/ road movie, co-written and to be directed by Luna's long-timefriend Carlos Bolado (Bajo California: El Limite Del Tiempo) of Mexico, will also feature Alice Braga (CityOf God).
Sonia Braga (Kiss Of TheSpider Woman), Alice's aunt in reallife, may play her mother in the film. Mexican actress Cecilia Suarez (Sex,Shame And Tears) is also attached toappear.
According to Bolado,principal photography for the $2.5m drama will have to start in January nextyear to fit in with Luna's busy schedule. Luna has starred in Kevin Costner's OpenRange and in Criminal, the remake of Fabian Bielinsky's Nine Queens by George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh's Section 8,now in post-production. He is currently in production on Steven Spielberg's Terminal opposite Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Bolado, whose SanFrancisco/Mexico City - based Sincronia Films will co produce the drama withBrazil's Dezenove Productions, is in talks with potential US partners. Theproject has received some backing from Mexican film fund, Fidecine. Theromantic story between a Mexican (Luna) and a Brazilian (Braga), will shoot onlocation in Mexico, Brazil and San Diego (California) in English, Spanish andPortuguese. "The story has two layers, it narrates a romantic melodramaand secondly, is a reflection on destiny and cultural differences," said Bolado.
Luna, who has been actingsince he was a boy, starred as Frida Kahlo's first lover in Julie Taymor's Frida. Aside from Y Tu Mama Tambien, his Mexican credits include Nicotina (currently number two at the Mexican box office), ElCometa (1998) and Todo El Poder (1999). He also starred in Vampires: Los Muertos opposite Jon Bon Jovi.