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‘Miss Bala’ Director Gerardo Naranjo ‘Must Die’ For Political Thriller From Focus Features

Written by on July 13, 2012 

As with many directors of highly-praised foreign features, it’s only a matter of time before they attempt a Hollywood debut. For Mexican director Gerardo Naranjo, his options are ever-increasing as he comes off last year’s excellent, tension-filled drama Miss Bala. While he continues to develop the 20th Century Fox feature The Mountain Between Us with star Michael Fassbender, another project has come his way.

Deadline reports that Naranjo has signed a deal to direct a film for Focus Features. Titled A Man Must Die, the helmer wrote the script himself (as he did with Bala, along with Mauricio Katz), and the only details available are that it’s a political thriller and compared to Olivier Assayas‘ astounding Carlos. Naranjo will re-team with Bala producer Pablo Cruz, who also worked on Sin Nombre for Focus. With Fassbender attached to his other project, we look forward to see who comes aboard this one, which may actually head into production before Mountain.

Were you a fan of Miss Bala? Which of Naranjo’s possible next projects would you like to see more?

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