Forthcoming South American based film Bel Canto has announced its starring trio Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe and Demian Bichir.
The film is based on a novel of the same name by Ann Patchet which was published in 2001.
Moore will play a famous American soprano who travels to a military dictatorship in South America to give a private concert at the birthday party of a rich Japanese industrialist, portrayed by Watanabe. Bichir has been cast as a general who leads guerrillas taking over the industrialist’s mansion and demanding the release of their imprisoned comrades. A month-long standoff ensues in which hostages and captors must overcome their differences.