Alfonso Cuarón, the master filmmaker behind Y Tu Mamá También, Children of Men and Gravity, has lined up his next feature.
Cuarón and Participant Media are teaming up on an untitled new project set to start production in Mexico in the next few months.
Details are being kept under wraps, but the press release does reveal that the film will follow “a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.”
“This film is close to my heart and my first in Mexico since Y Tu Mamá También,” Cuarón, who’s attached as both director and writer on the project, said in a statement. “I am thrilled to be making it with the Participant team.”
Cuarón is also on board as producer, alongside Gabriela Rodriguez (Gravity, Children of Men) and Nicolás Celis (Desierto, Heli, The Untamed). Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll, David Linde are attached as executive producers.
“Alfonso is a master storyteller, who breaks cultural boundaries around the world by skillfully connecting audiences through the power of cinema,” said Linde, CEO of Participant Media. “We are elated to be joining him on this film.”
Cuarón, whose credits also include A Little Princess, Great Expectations and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, took home two Oscars for Gravity: Best Achievement in Directing and Best Achievement in Film Editing.