Acclaimed Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal, known for movies like The Motorcycle Diaries, Amores Perros and Babel, is likely to work with an Indian production house.
"We have approached the 31-year-old prolific actor to play Lucian, a priest in our upcoming movie The Stamp Collector. He has loved the script and other details are to be worked out," producer Sanjay Bhattacharyajee told PTI.
"Nothing has been finalised yet, but I hope to meet him soon," Sanjay said.
For those who have joined late, Bernal has portrayed Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara twice, first in a TV series Fidel and later in the movie, The Motorcyle Diaries.
He played Octavio in the Mexican movie Amores Perros, who is in love with his sister-in-law, Susana. Their story, Octavio and Susana forms the first part of this anthology film.
The Stamp Collector is based on Vishwapriya Iyenger's acclaimed short story No Letter From Mother.
Besides Bernal, it would star three more big international stars, Sanjay said.
The project, to be helmed by American filmmaker, Francesca Di Amico, would be made on budget not more than USD 10 million, he said.
"It would be an international movie set in the backdrop of Partition, made in English with a bit of Hindi and Punjabi," he said.
Sanjay Bhattacharyajee has independently produced movies like Amu, Bombay Summer, Manorama Six Feet Under, Quick Gun Murugan, and Frozen.
He, in association with model and actress Sushama Reddy, in 2009 formed Seven Island Studios Pvt. Ltd and recently released Dus Tola was their first venture.
"Besides The Stamp Collector, we are also working on a laugh riot, National Roaming. It would be a Bollywood film with ensemble star cast," Sanjay added.
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