Baquero is Gold Circle 'Daughter'


Ivana Baquero, the young actress best known for starring in "Pan's Labyrinth," has signed on for her first English-language role.

In her first post-"Pan" gig, Baquero will star in the title role of Gold Circle Films' "The New Daughter."

Written by John Travis and based on a short story by noted horror-thriller writer John Connolly, the story follows a single dad who has moved his two children to a remote farm where a strange mound in the surrounding fields appears to be the key to his daughter's increasingly ominous behavior.

"Daughter" will be produced by Paul Brooks. Scott Niemeyer and Norm Waitt are executive producers. Gold Circle execs Brad Kessell and Guy Danella, who brought the material into the company, also will have producing roles.

The film will be fully financed by Gold Circle Films, with international sales handled by Mandate Pictures.

The project is out to directors.

Gold Circle is in production on "Town Creek," with Joel Schumacher directing and Lionsgate on board as domestic distributor.

Baquero, repped by the Safran Co., won Spain's Goya Award for her performance in "Pan."