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`Murder 3` an official adaptation of `La Cara Oculta`

Mumbai: Randeep Hooda starrer upcoming movie ‘Murder 3’ is an official adaptation of the 2011 Spanish Film ‘La Cara Oculta’.

The production houses -- Fox Star Studios and Vishesh Films -- have acquired the official rights of the film directed by Andres Baiz.

‘Murder 3’ also stars Aditi Rao Hydari and Pakistani actress Mona Lizza.
The film will mark the directorial debut of filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt`s son Vishesh.

"At Fox we have access to great stories from around the world and are always evaluating which can be adapted for the Indian audiences - and having identified La Cara Oculta it was natural for us to leverage our long standing relations with Vishesh films and their strong creative sensibilities to adapt it for Indian audiences.

"Once Bhatt Saab saw this film he strongly felt that this film would be the best fit to take the Murder brand forward," Vijay Singh, CEO Fox Star Studios said in a statement.

The movie is slated to release on February 15.

"`Murder 3` is the 2013 equivalent of the controversial `Arth` in the thriller genre which released in 1983. Then it was the institution of marriage that was deconstructed and 30 years later `Murder 3` deconstructs love and questions its very existence in todays world of relationship crimes. Now that we have the official rights of the film we look to doing it justice and taking the Murder franchise forward," said Mahesh Bhatt.

"`Murder 3` shows the woman of today. The tagline, `This Valentine`s Love Will be Murdered` is exactly what you can expect from the film. It`s unconventional, it`s shocking, it questions your beliefs," Vishesh Bhatt added.