Lucrecia Martel To Helm “Zama”

Argentine director Lucrecia Martel (“The Holy Girl,” “The Headless Woman”) is set to helm an adaptation of Antonio Di Benedetto’s existential historical novel “Zama” for El Deseo and a still as yet unsecured French producer says The Hollywood Reporter.

Set around Paraguay at the end of the 17th century, the story follows an official for the Spanish crown awaiting transfer to Buenos Aires.

Lita Stantic will produce. Shooting aims to begin next July depending upon scheduling and financing.