The Burning Plain

The Burning Plain

Infobox Film
name = The Burning Plain

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director = Guillermo Arriaga
producer = Walter F. Parkes Laurie MacDonald
writer = Guillermo Arriaga
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starring = Charlize Theron Kim Basinger
music = Hans Zimmer
Omar Rodríguez-López
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released = 2009
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country = United States
language = English
budget = $20 million
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amg_id = 1.408060
imdb_id = 1068641

"The Burning Plain" is an upcoming film directed and written by Guillermo Arriaga, the screenwriter of "Amores perros" (2000), "21 Grams" (2003), and "Babel" (2006). The film stars Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger. In Arriaga's directorial debut, he films a story that has multipart story strands woven together like in his previous screenplays. Filming of "The Burning Plain" began in New Mexico in November 2007, and the film is slated to be released in 2009.


*Charlize Theron as Sylvia, a woman who tries to restore her relationship with her parents after a difficult childhood with them
*Kim Basinger as Gina, Sylvia's mother as seen in Sylvia's childhood [cite news | author=Tatiana Siegel | coauthors=Michael Fleming | url= | title=Basinger's 'Burning' with Theron | publisher=Variety | date=2007-11-17 | accessdate=2007-11-13 ]
*Danny Pino stars opposite Theron
*Jennifer Lawrence as Mariana, a 16 year old girl who tries to put together the shattered lives of her parents in a Mexican border town [cite news | url= | title=The Burning Plain - Synopsis] .
* J.D. Pardo as Young Santiago


"The Burning Plain" is written and directed by Guillermo Arriaga in his directorial debut after writing the screenplays for director Alejandro González Iñárritu's films "Amores perros" (2000), "21 Grams" (2003), and "Babel" (2006).cite news | author=John Hopewell | url= | title=Constantini, TWC hot for 'Burning' | publisher=Variety | date=2007-11-05 | accessdate=2007-11-13 ] Arriaga said that he wanted to write a script for himself to direct after 11 years of scriptwriting. The writer-director described the premise, "There are very intense love stories here that take place in different places and times, with characters trying to find the healing powers of love, forgiveness and redemption."cite news | author=Michael Fleming | url= | title=Charlize Theron to star in 'Burning' | publisher=Variety | date=2007-07-11 | accessdate=2007-11-13 ] Arriaga wrote the story of "The Burning Plain" to weave together multipart story strands. The film was financed by 2929 Productions, and Constantini Films and The Weinstein Company purchased the rights to distribute "The Burning Plain" in Latin America. The film will have a budget of under $20 million. "The Burning Plain" began filming in New Mexico on November 5 2007. [cite news | author= | url= | title='The Burning Plain' seeks extras in southern New Mexico | publisher=KDBC 4 News | date=2007-10-23 | accessdate=2007-11-13 ]


It was released at the September 2008 TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival)

It is an entrant of the international competition of 65th Venice International Film Festival.

"The Burning Plain" is slated to be released in 2009. [cite news | author=Stuart Kemp | url= | title=Market buyers pick up pace, pics | publisher=The Hollywood Reporter | date=2007-11-05 | accessdate=2007-11-13 ]


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