‘How to Get Away With Murder’ Star Karla Souza to Headline Ana Cristina Barragan’s ‘The Ivy’ (Exclusive)

Karla Souza, co-star of “How to Get Away With Murder” and star of two of the three highest-grossing Mexican films of all time – “¿Qué Culpa Tiene el Niño?” and “Nosotros los Nobles” – is bringing her marquee clout to “La Hiedra” (“The Ivy”), the third feature from on-the-rise Ecuatorian writer-director Ana Cristina Barragán.Now at second draft re-write, “The Ivy” will be presented by Barragán and Souza at the 2021 Rotterdam Festival CineMart co-production market.Born in Quito, Barragán broke out with her debut feature, “Alba.” Ecuador’s Oscar submission, it was selected as one of five titles at the 2015 Bal Goes to Cannes showcase, world premiered at the 2016 Rotterdam Festival, winning the Lions Film Award, and subsequently snagged a special mention at San Sebastian’s Horizontes Latinos.“The Ivy” is set up at Ecuador’s Botón Films, headed by producer-director Joe Houlberg, director of “Thirst,” a groundbreaking psychological thriller for Ecuador,

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