EXCLUSIVE: Celsius takes rights to Ray Lawrence, Barrie M Osborne sweeping romance.
London-based sales company Celsius Entertainment has boarded sales to romantic drama Rosa [working tite], set to star Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In).
Emily Browning, the star of Sucker Punch and Sleeping Beauty, is in talks to join the cast.
Ray Lawrence (Jindabyne, Lantana) will direct Beatrix Christian’s (Jindabyne) script based on the book Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance by Lloyd Jones.
The production team includes producers Barrie M Osborne (The Lord of the Rings), Andrew Mason (I, Frankenstein), Emma Slade (line producer, Tracker) and Dan Hennah (production designer, The Hobbit).
Rosa follows intertwining love stories across three generations and two continents as the eponymous young woman discovers a hidden bittersweet romance buried in her grandfather’s past in 1930’s Buenos Aires.
Simultaneously, Rosa struggles to find the balance between loving her down-to-earth husband Ivan and falling in love with a younger man.
Slated to shoot in April 2014, the film would mark acclaimed director Lawrence’s fourth feature after lauded Australian dramas Bliss, Lantana and Jindabyne.
The production is currently in discussions with male leads.
Sucker Punch star Browning will next be seen in Stuart Murdoch’s God Help the Girl and Paul W S Anderson’s action-adventure Pompeii.
Osborne was most recently an executive producer on The Great Gatsby. Mason is head of production at Australian-based Hopscotch Features.
Also on Celsius’ slate is Any Day Now starring Alan Cumming and Garrett Dillahunt, and John Boorman’s Queen and Country, which is currently in development.