Juan Antonio Bayona, who made his directing debut with the Spanish language pic The Orphanage, has signed with CAA. He’d been repped by WME. Bayona starts production today on his first English language film, The Impossible, a drama that stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor. It’s based on a true story set in Thailand during the devastating 2004 tsunami. Sergio G. Sanchez wrote the script, which was set up as a co-production between Apaches Entertainment and Telecino Cinema, with Summit Entertainment distributing in the U.S. The depiction of a tsunami is a major plot point in Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter, and it was a visually stunning sequence. New Line, by the way, is developing a remake of Bayona’s The Orphanage.
'Orphanage' Helmer J.A. Bayona To CAA
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