Martin Scorsese to Executive Produce Rodrigo Cortés’ ‘Escape’

Martin Scorsese is govt producing “Escape,” the following movie from Spanish writer-director Rodrigo Cortés, who burst onto the worldwide scene directing Ryan Reynolds within the 2010 Sundance hit “Buried.”

Set to enter manufacturing on the finish of May, Cortés’ first Spanish-language movie since his debut characteristic, 2007 madcap darkish comedy “The Contestant,” “Escape” stars Mario Casas, a Spanish Academy Award Goya winner for 2020’s “Cross the Line.” 

One of Spain’s greatest film-TV stars, Casas leads a top-notch Spanish solid in “Escape” which takes in Anna Castillo (“The Olive Tree,” “Holy Camp!”), José Garcia (“Bastille Day”), Guillermo Toledo (“I’m So Excited”), Josep Maria Pou (“The Realm”), Blanca Portillo (“Maixabel”), and Jose Sacristán (“Velvet”).

Produced by Adrián Guerra and Núria Valls at Barcelona-based Nostromo Pictures, “Escape” is a free adaptation of the same-title novel penned by Spanish creator Enrique Rubio.

“Escape” activates N., a younger man who desires to dwell in jail and can do no matter it takes to get there – elevating questions comparable to if those that care about him will handle to cease him from committing more and more critical crimes and the way far will a decide go to not grant him his want.

“The film is an amazing and unique mix of genres,” Guerra advised Variety in January when asserting the challenge.

“This is an exciting escape told in reverse. The story of a broken man who wants his freedom to be taken away from him. The impossible and fast-paced adventure of an escape in reverse,” he added.

France’s The Project co-produces in affiliation with Spanish unbiased manufacturing home Mogambo, Cosmopolitan TV, and with the help of RTVE and Movistar Plus +. Film Factory handles worldwide gross sales; Beta Fiction Spain distributes in Spain.

Executive manufacturing on “Escape” is only one instance of a unprecedented outreach to filmmaking all over the world by Scorsese, whose newest film, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” world premiered on the Cannes Festival on May 20. 

At this Cannes, France’s mk2 movies pacted to distribute internationally a group of prestigious restored movies from Scorsese’s World Cinema Project, which has restored 51 classics from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Central America, South America, and the Middle East. 

March this yr caught Scorsese sending a press release to Variety to endorse Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s “Tori & Lokita.”

In February, Scorsese confirmed he was govt producing “The Freshly Cut Grass,” from Argentina Celina Murga. He additionally govt produced her 2014 drama, “The Third Side of the River.”

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