Robert Duvall has been supporting the efforts of Spanish TV mogul-turned-director Emilio Aragon to get his second film, A Night In Old Mexico, up and running. Now his enthusiasm has paid off, as the movie has recruited Jeremy Irvine to co-star alongside Duvall.
Written by Legends Of The Fall / Perfect Storm scribe Bill Wittliff, the plot finds a young man (Irvine) and his grandfather (Duvall) slowly building their relationship in a tale that includes action, tragedy and romance, according to Variety. Angie Cepeda, Luis Tosar and Javier Guiterrez are also all aboard, and Aragon is planning to kick off the shoot this week in Texas. The cameras will crank through August and the film itself should be out next year.
Irvine was last seen in War Horse and will next crop up in Now Is Good alongside Dakota Fanning and Olivia Williams. He’s also worked on Mike Newell’s cinematic take on Great Expectations and played the young version of Colin Firth’s character in The Railway Man, which is now pushing through post-production.