Here’s an interesting project which comes from director Roberto Sneider (Tear This Heart Out). Make sure you remember this title – Deserted Cities aka Ciudades, because it’s an upcoming adaptation of Jose Agustin’s novel of the same name, which already has Gael Garcia Bernal and Ashley Hinshaw on board.
At this moment we know that Sneider’s project will follow a man named Eligio and his comic quest to regain the love of his wife Susana, a self-styled feminist who flees Mexico to an international writer’s conference held mid-winter in the chilly, foreign U.S. heartland.
But, according to the leading star Bernal, the movie will also have “a number of political angles” or as he explained:
“one is between the couple, the other is the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico and another is between the archetypical Mexican macho and the contemporary feminist woman.”
He also added that the relationships in Sneider’s movie “are very realistic and very relevant.”
Beside Bernal who is on board to play Eligio, the movie also stars Veronica Echegui as his wife Susana, Hlyunr Harraldson and Barbara Garrick.
Shooting on Deserted Cities already started in Mexico City.
We’ll keep an eye on it, so make sure you stay tuned!