Alfonso Cuaron Returns to Mexico for His Next Film
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The Oscar-winning filmmaker is in a partnership with Participant Media for his new drama which chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

AceShowbiz - Alfonso Cuaron's next feature film is officially in the works. The Oscar-winning filmmaker is in a partnership with Participant Media for his new drama which chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

The 54-year-old filmmaker provides the script and will serve behind the lens for the untitled Alfonso Cuaron project, which is slated to begin production this fall in Mexico. "This film is close to my heart and my first in Mexico since 'Y Tu Mama Tambien'," he said. "I am thrilled to be making it with the Participant team."

It marks his next project after "Gravity". According to sources, Alfonso had always intended to make a smaller-scale film following the 2013 big-budget epic. "Alfonso is a master storyteller, who breaks cultural boundaries around the world by skillfully connecting audiences through the power of cinema," said Participant Media CEO David Linde. "We are elated to be joining him on this film."

The acclaimed Mexican-born helmer, whose credits included 2004's "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" and 2006's "Children of Men", also produces the film along with Gabriela Rodriguez and Nicolas Celis. Jeff Skoll, Linde and Jonathan King of Participant Media serve as executive producers.

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