Gael Garcia Bernal joins ‘Desierto’

I think it’s a good thing when parents are successful in a particular field and then use that success to help their children break into the same business, or just collaborate with them.

For example, Francis Ford Coppola produced his daughter Sofia’s films Somewhere, Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette; while Ivan Reitman did the same for his son Jason on Up In the Air. Now, it appears Alfonso Cuaron will be producing his son Jonas’ Spanish language film Desierto.

The Cuarons also wrote this fall’s Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, with Alfonso directing.

On Desierto Jonas will be directing from a script he wrote with Mateo Garcia, and Variety has just reported that Gael Garcia Bernal has signed on to star in the film.

From Variety:

Jonas Cuaron and Mateo Garcia wrote the script, in which illegal immigrants crossing the border into the United
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