Posted on Friday, October 3rd, 2008 by Peter Sciretta
Rodrigo Garcia is going to direct an ensemble drama titled Mother and Child. Why should you care? Here are a few reasons:
- The movie is being produced by “The Three Amigos”, Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men), Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) and Alejandro Gonzalez (Babel)
- The film is based on an original screenplay by Garcia, who developed and wrote the hit HBO series In Treatment
- Rodrigo made a name for himself as a cinematographer, and went on to direct episodes of Six Feet Under, Carnivale, In Treatment and The Sopranos, also Gia (which starred Angelina Jolie), the 2005 film Nine Lives, and Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her.
So what is the movie about? The story follows the intersecting lives of a 50-year-old woman, the daughter she gave up for adoption 35 earlier and a black woman who is looking to adopt a baby. Production on the $4.5 million film is set to begin late December or early January in Los Angeles.