Variety reports that Robert Duvall and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) have been set to lead A Night in Old Mexico, the second effort from director Emilio Aragón (Paper Birds). With a cast that also features Angie Cepeda (Love in the Time of Cholera), Luis Tosar (Miami Vice), and Javier Gutiérrez (Extract), the film centers on a “developing relationship” shared between an older gentleman (Duvall) and his grandson (Irvine), along with the “action, tragedy and romance” in their lives. William D. Wittliff has written Old Mexico, making this his first script since 2000′s The Perfect Storm; I guess he finally had a story to tell.
I doubt the picture will bring much in the way of spectacle or setpieces (the weird promise of “action” notwithstanding), but that’s just fine. This doesn’t sound as though it needs to be anything other than pleasantly low-key and honest, while Duvall and Irvine should provide enough interest for me, personally. Not everything needs to cost $230 million, you know.
Globomedia Cine will produce with Duvall and his creative partner, Rob Carliner. Shooting on A Night in Old Mexico starts tomorrow.
How does the pairing of Duvall and Irvine strike you?
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