Posted: Sat., Jul. 21, 2012, 11:00am PT
Duvall, Irvine set for road movie 'Night'
Spanish showman Emilio Aragon's soph pic rolls Tuesday in Texas
By Emiliano De Pablos
MADRID -- Robert Duvall and Jeremy Irvine ("War Horse") will star in road movie "A Night in Old Mexico," Spanish showman-turned-director Emilio Aragon's sophomore helming effort.
The English-language digital shoot kicks-off Tuesday in Texas, running through August.
Penned by Bill Wittliff ("Legends of the Fall," "The Perfect Storm"), "Night" follows the developing relationship between a man (Duvall) and his grandson (Irvine), combining action, tragedy and romance.
Pic also toplines Colombia's Angie Cepeda ("For the Good of Others") and Spaniards Luis Tosar ("Miami Vice") and Javier Gutierrez ("Torrente 4").
"A Night in Old Mexico" is produced by Madrid-based Globomedia Cine, the film production arm of Spanish TV giant Globomedia, which Aragon co-founded, as well as private Spanish investment fund Quentin Quayle.
Duvall and longtime producing partner Rob Carliner will take producer credits.
Multi-hyphenate Aragon, who is also prexy of Spanish broadcaster La Sexta, made his helming debut in 2009 with dramedy "Paper Birds."
Pic snagged a healthy ˘ć2 million ($2.5 million) at the local B.O. handled by Hispano Fox Film, and won several international nods, including the audience award at the 37th Seattle film fest.
Robert Duvall is repped by Nigel Meiojas at ICM Partners.
"Crazy Heart" director Scott Cooper is helming the project formerly known as "The Low Dweller"; Bale rejoins after dropping out last year.
12:44 PM PST 2/24/2012
Out of the Furnace is being reignited.
Christian Bale is in talks to star in the revenge drama project, which was once known as The Low Dweller and is being directed by Crazy Heart helmer Scott Cooper. Relativity is behind the project.
Furnace was a hot spec by Brad Ingelsby when it hit the town in 2008. It centers on a man released after serving four years in prison. His hopes for a peaceful homecoming are thwarted when his younger brother is brutally murdered and he sets out for revenge.
The project immediately attracted top directors such as Rupert Sanders and Ridley Scott as well as such actors as Mark Wahlberg. (Scott is now a producer on Furnace, via his banner Scott Free. Appian Way, the company run by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran, also is producing. Brooklyn Weaver of Energy Entertainment is exec producing.)
The project almost came together with Bale and Sanders last year, but Bale dropped out because of scheduling reasons.
The intent is for Robert Duvall, who appeared in CooperĄŻs Crazy Heart, to join the Furnace case, though no deals have been made.
The plan now is for Bale, repped by WME and Bloom Hergott, to tackle the movie in the spring before moving on to his media commitments for summer sure-thing blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises and shooting Terrence Malick's drama Knight of Cups.