Poyart Seeks “Solace”, Riggen Helms “Elsa”

Brazilian director Afonso Poyart has entered talks to direct the supernatural thriller “Solace” for New Line Cinema reports Variety.

The story revolves around a doctor with psychic abilities (Anthony Hopkins) who hunts down a serial killer. Peter Morgan (“The Queen”) performed the latest revisions on the script.

Meanwhile, Patricia Riggen (“Girl in Progress”) is attached to direct an $8 million English-language remake of Spanish-Argentine 2005 hit “Elsa and Fred”.

The story follows a widower and his vivacious new neighbor who discover that it’s never too late to fall in love and realize their dreams. Shooting begins in n New York and Rome in September.