Notro, Luca team on Peru's 'Julius'


MADRID -- Spanish content powerhouse Vertice 360's boutique film producer/distributor, Notro Films, is teaming with Luca Producciones' on the ambitious Peruvian drama "Un Mundo para Julius."

Weighing in with a preproduction budget of €10 million ($15.5 million), the film will be Peru's most expensive project to date, Notro said Wednesday.

Based on Alfredo Bryce Echenique's award-winning, coming-of-age novel of the same name, "Julius" is set in the 1960s and shows how an upper-class boy's life dramatically changes when his doting, but widowed, mother remarries.

Producers have yet to announce a director or cast associated with the project, which they say will be in keeping with Bille August's adaptation of Isabel Allende's "The House of Spirits."