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Amazon Studios has hired newcomer Santa Sierra to write the script for Chico Grande.
The film, set in 1960s Mexico, follows a young boy fulfills his desires to be a hero by going after a suspected murderer.
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The coming-of-age project is being overseen by Amazon Studios exec Brianna Little. Amazon Studios optioned the project back in November 2013.
Amazon Studios, an original film and series production arm of Amazon.com, launched in 2010. The company has continued to expand, launching an initiative that evaluates so-called concept videos for possible development as shorts in 2013. As with the company’s script submission process, there is a 45-day option and evaluation period.
Sierra is repped by Bryan Brucks at Luber Roklin and Jackoway, Tyerman, Werthheimer.
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