EXCLUSIVE: Remake rights are being shopped this week for Carancho, the Pablo Trapero-directed thriller which Argentina has submitted for the Best Foreign Language category of the Academy Awards. Crazy Heart helmer Scott Cooper is attached to direct the remake, from a script by Aaron Stockard, who collaborated with Ben Affleck on The Town and Gone Baby Gone. Imagine Entertainment is taking out the pitch tomorrow with producer Roy Lee. The original was in the Un Certain Regard category at Cannes and just played at last week’s AFI Festival. It will be released in the US early next year by Strand. The translated title is Vulture, and thriller revolves around an ambulance-chasing personal injury attorney (Ricardo Darin) who straddles the line between helping unfortunate accident victims and exploiting them by skimming the proceeds for his employer. A larger conspiracy unfolds just as the lawyer seems on the verge finding some worth in his life after he falls for a young hospital doctor (Martina Gusman). Foreign sales company Fine Cut controls the rights and will broker the remake deal.
Below is a trailer for the film: