Lopez to help 'Divas' for Columbia Mexico
Director Issa Lopez ("Efectos Secundarios") will helm "Casi Divas" (Road to Fame) for Columbia Pictures Producciones Mexico, the local production arm of Sony Pictures Entertainment. The film, which stars Patricia Llaca, Julio Bracho, Maya Zapata, Ana Layevska, Diana Garcia and Daniela Schmidt, will be produced by Luz Maria Rojas ("Once Upon a Time in Mexico," "Mask of Zorro"). "Divas," which is based on an idea and story by SPRI executive vp creative advertising Ignacio Darnaude, marks the fledgling production division's second feature. The first was the acquisition "El Crimen Del Padre Amaro," which became the biggest Mexican film of all time.