Sony Pictures and Misher Films are moving forward with a remake of director Gerardo Naranjo’s 2011 Mexican crime drama MISS BALA. Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer is set to adapt the screenplay, based on the original script by Naranjo and Mauricio Katz.
The original film, loosely based on a real incident, stars Stephanie Sigman as a young woman who dreams of becoming a beauty queen but when she witnesses a gang hit in a nightclub, the mob rigs an upcoming pageant and she’s dragged into the world of drug cartels and corrupt cops.
Kevin Misher will produce through his Misher Films with Pablo Cruz of Canana Films. Ange Giannetti is overseeing for Sony.
Following its premiere at Cannes, Miss Bala received mass critical praise and was ultimately selected as the Mexican entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards – though did not make the final shortlist.
Dunnet-Alcocer is the writer-director of the acclaimed short film Contrapelo. He is currently attached to write and direct the thriller The Apparatus and the drama Las Azoteas.
He is repped by WME.
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