Spanish outfit Wanda Vision and Davien Littlefield in the US will co-produce award-winning Spanish film-maker Rafa Cortes’ New York set comedy Dakota.

The film will follow the life of Spaniard Joan Fuster living in New York who has an accident and can then suddenly foresee events, including a mass murder and his wife having an affair. It will be a surreal comedy mixing dream sequences and reality, says the director. 

“We are currently working on a final version of the script with Rafa,” a Wanda spokesperson confirmed to ScreenDaily. “We plan to shoot exterior shots in New York next year and hopefully interior shots in Spain.”

Cortes won the Fipresci Revelation Of The Year Prize at Cannes in 2007 for his first film Me(Yo), which played at a further 70 festivals worldwide.

Wanda Vision has worked as a producer and distributor of several leading Spanish and international films, including Michael Winterbottom’s Genova, Daniel Burman’s Empty Nest and Lost Embrace, and Lucia Puenzo’s XXY.

Davien Littlefield has produced films for Phillip Seymour Hoffman in the past, and will produce Dakota out of his own company. Stanley Buchthal’s Swiss outfit LM Media is also co-producing the project.