Twentieth Century Fox Nabs Mexico Distribution Rights for 'Miss Bala'

12:45 PM PST 04/14/2011 by John Hecht

Gerardo Naranjo's action film, which is also competing in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section, will be released this September.

MEXICO CITY -- Twentieth Century Fox has nabbed Mexico distribution rights for Gerardo Naranjo's action film Miss Bala.

The announcement came hours after the Cannes Film Festival unveiled its competition lineup, which includes Miss Bala in the Un Certain Regard section. Miss Bala, Naranjo's fourth feature, tells the story of a young woman clinging on to her dream to become a beauty contest queen in a Mexico dominated by organized crime. Naranjo is no stranger to the Croisette: his sophomore film Drama/Mex screened in the Critics Week sidebar in 2006.
 
Fox specialty division Fox Internacional co-produced Miss Bala with Canana Films, the Mexican production company owned by actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna. Actor-turned-director Luna was in competition last year at Cannes with his first feature, the dramedy Abel.
 
Fox Mexico has scheduled a tentative September release date for Miss Bala.

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