Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Development News - Amazon Orders Pilot for Bilingual Romantic Comedy from Catalina Aguilar Mastretta

Development News - November 13, 2018

Amazon's Untitled Catalina Aguilar Mastretta Project.

  • UNTITLED CATALINA AGUILAR MASTRETTA PROJECT (Comedy, Single Camera) - Starring Lorenza Izzo, Georgie Flores, Giancarlo Vidrio, Ben O'Toole, Sarah Ramos and Patricia Bernal. Written and directed by Catalina Aguilar Mastretta. Executive produced by Mastretta, Tony Hernandez and Brooke Posch. Produced by Liz Cohen. Produced by Amazon Studios and Jax Media. Logline: A bilingual romantic comedy about family - the one you choose and the one you're born into. Sara (Izzo) has been the matriarch of her chosen family since her parents moved back to Mexico City in her late teens. She and her diverse group of friends and family attempt to master their careers and romantic entanglements while living together in Sara's Hollywood Hills compound. Now, Sara's mother is moving back in and shedding a new light on the life Sara built for herself, pushing everyone towards a late-in-life coming of age.
  • Flores will play Alicia, Sara's best friend and the daughter of undocumented Mexican immigrant parents who works as a waitress in a bowling alley.
  • Vidrio will play Nacho, Sara's mischievous gay brother, a former player for the LA Galaxy soccer team who now is one of the team's coaches.
  • O'Toole will play Matt, Sara's first boyfriend who now is roommates with Nacho in one of the bungalows on Sara's property.
  • Ramos will play Anna, a friend of Sara's who also lives in one of the bungalows on her property, along with her little girl Frida.
  • Bernal will play Ines, Sara and Nacho's mother.