Mexico City — Currently in post-production on Alfonso Ruizpalacios’ Gael Garcia Bernal
starrer “Museum,” one of the most-anticipated Latin American movies of 2018, Mexico’s Panorama
is advancing on its first TV drama, “Litempo,” an early 1960s’ CIA espionage drama-thriller set at the U.S. embassy in Mexico.
With its top floor staffed by CIA agents, controlling Latin American operations, including with Cuba, the embassy was arguably the most important foreign base of CIA operations in the Western hemisphere, said co-screenwriter Manuel Alcala.
The release on Nov. 3 of 500 never-before-seen CIA files related to President John F. Kennedy
’s assassination, including Lee Harvey Oswald’s visit to Mexico City in the weeks before he shot Kennedy, takes the interest of “Litempo” “to another level,” said Panorama
producer Gerardo Gatica
Conceived as a 13-part TV drama, and to be presented at this week’s Los Cabos Festival, as a TV series in development, “Litempo” is currently being written by Alcala, “Museum