17 January 2013 8:38 AM, PST | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

First-time feature film director, Andrés Muschietti, has the Guillermo Del Toro stamp of approval for his supernatural thriller Mama starring Jessica Chastain. The Argentinian director and his producer sister talk about learning from the Hellboy and Pacific Rim director, working with children, and watching Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain work her magic with her character.

In 2008, Andrés Muschietti and his sister Barbara screened their short film Mama in film festivals where it got the attention of big-time Hollywood director/producer Guillermo Del Toro.  He took them under his wing and brought their project to Universal Pictures for a feature-length version of their short.   Mama producer Barbara Muschietti told CineMovie Del Toro was very supportive and promised them he would produce the adaptation in either English or Spanish when he first met with them.  The Read more »

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