One of Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes’ most acclaimed novels may very well become box office gold.
The death last month of the popular author at 83 marked what many considered the end of Latin American literature’s “boom” age, but production company Chatrone LLC has just acquired the film and television rights to “Death of Artemio Cruz.” The book, which won Spain’s prestigious Cervantes Prize in 1987, features the narrative of the title character as he reflects on his evolution from idealistic activist to corrupt businessman.
“Artemio’s story is compelling because it embodies the history and struggles of Latin America,” Chatrone co-founder Carina Schulze told Deadline.com. “We are pleased to obtain the opportunity to bring the story to the big screen and other media, and we have high expectations for the project as it unfolds.”
The film will be directed and co-written by Jorge Gutierrez and will be produced in partnership with filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro.