Fox International Productions has boarded Amapola, the feature helming debut of Argentinian opera and theater director and Oscar-winning art director Eugenio Zanetti. Production is underway in El Tigre, Argentina on the film that Zanetti also wrote and which stars Camilla Belle as the title character. Also starring are Francois Arnaud, Geraldine Chaplin, Lito Cruz and Leonor Benedetto.
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. The Fox International Production is produced by Rodrigo H. Vila and Dalila Zaritzky via Cinema 7. Twentieth Century Fox will distribute the film in Latin America. Belle is repped by Untitled, UTA and Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein.