TF1 International has added the biggest-ever Spanish filmand the new title by controversial director Larry Clark to its European FilmMarket slate.
Swashbuckling 17th century adventure CaptainAlatriste has an all star cast headed byLord of The Rings star Viggo Mortensen alongside Eduardo Noriega, JavierCamara, Elena Anaya and Enrico Lo Verso.
The $28m picture is a co-production betweenTelecinco/Estudios Picasso and Origen PC and will shoot from March in Seville,Cadiz and Madrid.
The story is based on the best selling novels by ArturoPerez-Reverte (The Ninth Gate) about theadventures of a Spanish soldier-turned-mercenary Diego Alatriste, a heroicfigure from Spain's imperial wars. The screenplay written by thefilm's director Agustin Diaz Yanes (Don't Tempt Me).
TF1 has also picked up Wassup Rockers, "an action movie with wild chases through LA and a powerfulsoundtrack," by Kidsdirector Clark. The film,based on real life experiences of a group of Latino and Hispanic teenagers,follows a gang whose plans to skateboard down the Beverly Hills High Schoolgoes horribly wrong.
Producedby Henry Winterstern and Kevin Turen of Capital Entertainment, and Sharon Stoneas executive producer, the film was previously set-up at Fortissimo Films.