Salma Hayek, Altavista take "Heart"
Altavista Films has optioned the international bestseller "Tear This Heart
Out" as a starring vehicle for Salma Hayek, with her company Ventanarosa
Prods. aboard to produce.
The novel, by Angeles Mastretta, one of Latin America's foremost writers, is
an epic love story set against the Mexican Revolution. Hayek would play the
title role of a beautiful headstrong young girl who, in 1930, is seduced and
falls in love with a retired general who has just begun to rise in the
political ranks in Mexico. She soon learns that her husband is not only an
adulterer, but also a murderer. The material is described as lustily romantic.