Two take to 'Tortilla'
July 26, 2004
Variety By Michael Fleming
Kevin Costner and Meg Ryan will team in "The Tortilla Curtain," a Dayan Ballweg-scripted adaptation
of the T.C. Boyle novel.
Stone Village's Scott Steindorff will produce the film with Costner, and they are mobilizing financing for a late fall
start in Malibu.
Steindorff and Costner are already producing "Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived,"
which Costner intends to helm (direct) as well as topline (star in).
They are out to directors on "Tortilla, " the story of two families, one wealthy and experiencing
suburban angst, the other illegal immigrants from Mexico trying to make a new life for themselves. The two clans cross
paths in a hit-and-run accident. Pic will cost $20 million; no studio is yet attached.