Trade Breaks: Bernal, Sex, Repo

“Canana will co-produce “Pedro Paramo,” with Gael Garcia Bernal in the title role. A big screen adaptation of Juan Rulfo’s novel of the same name, the project is written and helmed by Mateo Gil. The $7.5 million drama will shoot for eleven weeks from September, mostly in Mexico, including Jalisco, but also Spain. Juan Rulfo’s 1955 novel follows an ingenue narrator, Juan Preciado, to his mother’s dust-bowl home village, which he gradually realizes is — literally — a ghost village…” (full details)

“Anchor Bay Entertainment has acquired comedy the Daniel Waters (“Heather) written & directed “Sex and Death 101″. The story follows a successful executive and ladies man (Simon Baker) whose life is turned around by an email that includes the names of everyone he’s had, and ever will have, sex with…” (full details)

“Alexa Vega (“Spy Kids”) has landed a key role in “Repo! The Genetic Opera.” “Repo!” focuses on a cruel entrepreneur who creates genetically perfect organs that everybody needs in 2056, and who is content to send in a repo man if the recipient can’t make payments. “Repo!” is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and begins production September 9th…” (full details)