It’s been announced that Alfonso Cuarón will be partnering with Participant Media for his first project in Mexico since his 2001 sexually-fueled friendship drama, “Y Tu Mamá También.” Currently untitled, Cuarón’s new film is set in early ’70s Mexico City and will depict a year in the life of a middle-class family. No announcements have been made as to whether there is a cast attached to the project.
“This film is close to my heart,” said Cuarón in a press statement, “I am thrilled to be making it with the Participant team.” Participant is responsible for notable recent releases such as “Spotlight” and “He Named Me Malala,” and have four films at this year’s Toronto Film Festival.
“Alfonso is a master story-teller,” said Participant CEO David Linde, “We are elated to be joining him…” The film will be produced by Cuarón, Gabriela Rodriguez (“Gravity”), and Nicolás Celis (“Desierto”). Jeff Skoll, David Linde, and Jonathan King of Participant will executive produce.
For the Academy Award-winning director of “Gravity,””Children of Men,” and “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” Mexico City is not only the original home base of Cuarón’s creative work, but also where he hails from. The project begins principal photography this fall.