Rodrigo Garcia Adapting Short Doc 'La Corona' as Feature Film

December 7, 2010
Source: Deadline

La Corona

Though the documentary short La Corona (or The Crown) received plenty of praise as an Oscar nominated film in the Short Subject Documentary category, the 2008 Spanish film will now serve as the inspiration for a narrative feature-length film. Deadline says Fox Searchlight is taking that praised short and having writer Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries) script an adaptation for Rodrigo Garcia (Passengers, Mother and Child) to direct. The documentary focuses on a prison pageant with contestants who are hardened criminals, guerrillas and drug dealers vying for the distinction of being called "queen of a prison." More details below!

Rivera is just coming off scripting the adaptation of Jack Kerouac's On the Road starring Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst and Amy Adams. Meanwhile, Garcia has had some success with HBO having directed several episodes of "In Treatment," "Six Feet Under" and "Carnivàle." With their forces combined, they truly represent some great talent in the Latin American sector as far as filmmaking is concerned. It will certainly be interesting to see if they can capture the raw emotion, and drama in creating the story rather than simply documenting it as a short subject. What do you think?

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