EXCLUSIVE: El Estudiante director Roberto Girault has lined up Trees Die Standing (Los Arboles Mueren De Pie) for an April shoot in Mexico for local production companies Travere Films and Halo Studio.

The film is based on Alejandro Casona’s Spanish-language play of the same name and will star Jaime Camil, Mariana de Tavira, Silvia Mariskal and Adriana Louvier.  

Girault, Juan Ignacio Peña, and Olivia Nuñez adapted the screenplay and Nuñez will produce with Francisco Compean.

Girault co-wrote, directed and produced the 2009 Mexican hit El Estudiante aka The Student, starring Jorge Lavat.

He is represented by Los Angeles-based Haven Entertainment, which is lining up a remake of The Student.