Fox International Prods. Picks Up World Rights to 'Everybody Has a Plan' (Cannes)

The Viggo Mortensen and Soledad Villamil-starrer marks the directorial debut of Ana Piterbarg, who also wrote the screenplay.

Sanford Panitch’s Fox International Prods. has brokered a deal for worldrights to Everybody Has a Plan (Todos Tenemos Un Plan), starring Viggo Mortensen and Soledad Villamil (The Secret in Their Eyes).

The film marks the feature directorial debut of Ana Piterbarg, who also wrote the screenplay.

Twentieth Century Fox will distribute the film in Spain and Argentina. Fox International Prods.’ senior vice president of sales Shebnem Askin-Schreger will offer other territory rights to select  international buyers at the upcoming Cannes Film Market.

Everybody Has a Plan tells the story of Agustín (Mortensen), a man desperate to abandon his unfulfilling existence after years of living in Buenos Aires. Following the death of his identical twin brother Pedro, Agustín sets out to begin his life anew by assuming Pedro’s identity and returning to the mysterious Tigre Delta region where the brothers had spent their childhood.  Soon after his homecoming, however, Agustín finds himself unwittingly embroiled in the deadly criminal underworld that his brother had been part of.

The Tigre Delta is a maze of islands and rivers that once served as a recreational playground for the Buenos Aires elite, but is now a refuge for Argentina's outcasts and criminals.

The film is a co-production between Haddock Films, Tornasol Films, Terz Films and Castafiore Films.

Everybody Has a Plan is produced by Gerardo Herrero, Mariela Besuievsky and Vanessa Ragone, the team behind Oscar best foreign language winner The Secret In Their Eyes.

“I thought The Secret in Their Eyes was one of best Spanish language films of the last few years,” said Panitch. “We've been pursuing Mariela from the moment it was released, and this is a perfect way to kick off the relationship with this beautifully written thriller, plus an interesting new filmmaker to watch. I would want to watch Viggo Mortensen in any language.”

Piterbarg begins shooting Everyone has a Plan this summer in Buenos Aires and El Tigre in Argentina, and Ciudad de la Luz in Alicante-Spain.