Diego Luna, who recently directed this year’s Cesar Chavez biopic, is now working on a television mini-series about The Salvadoran Civil War:
So far the word on the show, titled Cortando el Puenta (Cutting the Bridge), is that it will focus on the murder of sevreal high-profile Jesuit priests during the Salvadoren Civil War. It will follow a journalist who is covering the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero and later, the murder of Universidad Controamericana Scholars, including Ignacio Ellacuia.
The Salvadoran Civil War lasted nearly 13 years. Somewhere between 70,000 and 80,000 people died, while another 8,000 were disappeared and hundreds of thousands more were displaced.
The new series will begin filming in El Salvador early next year.