Fox International Productions Boards Belle’s New Film “Amapola”

Camilla Belle’s reimagined A Midsummer Night’s Dream is officially a Fox project.

Fox International Productions has joined the team behind the 26-year-old half-Brazilian American actress’ latest film  Amapola.

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The directorial feature debut of Argentinian opera and theater director and Oscar-winning art director Eugenio Zanetti, the film is  described as a romantic reimagining of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream set against the turbulent backdrops of the 1962 Argentinian military coup and the 1982 war for the Falkland Islands.

Belle stars are the title character in the film, which also stars Francois Arnaud, Geraldine Chaplin, Lito Cruz and Leonor Benedetto.

Production on the film, which Zanetti wrote, is underway in El Tigre, Argentina.

Twentieth Century Fox will distribute the film in Latin America.

Bayana Named CineEurope’s International Director of the Year

He rose to fame after directing the critically acclaimed Spanish-language horror film The Orphanage, which earned him a Goya Award for Best New Director… And, now Juan Antonio Bayana has another award to put on his mantle…

The 37-year-old Spanish filmmaker picked up the international director of the year award at CineEurope, Europe’s top cinema convention during the show’s annual awards luncheon in Bayana’s hometown of Barcelona.

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Following The Orphanage—his big debut film, a visceral ghost story set in a former children’s refuse—Bayana has returned with The Impossible, which stars Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts and Geraldine Chaplin. It’s a tale of a family battling to survive the aftermath of a devastating South East Asian tsunami.

Summit Entertainment is planning to release the movie in the United States later this year while Spaniards will see it on the big screen in October.