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Platino Awards: Eugenio Derbez Joins ‘Miracles From Heaven’

17 July 2015 10:41 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Marbella, Spain – Eugenio Derbez has joined Jennifer Garner, Martin Hendersen and Queen Latifah in Sony Pictures’ “Miracles From Heaven,” which will be released via TriStar Pictures.

Featuring two of Mexico’s most successful U.S. Latino market crossovers, “Miracles” is directed by fellow Mexico compatriot Patricia Riggen (“Under the Same Moon,” “The 33”); “Heaven Is for Real” trio of Joe Roth, DeVon Franklin and T.D. Jakes produce.

Written by Randy Brown, adapting Cristy Beam’s same-titled book, the faith-based “Miracles From Heaven” centers on a young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder who is miraculously cured after suffering a terrible accident.

Derbez will play an eminent but simpatico U.S.-based Mexican gastroenterologist-pediatrician, who plays games with his child patients to lighten their experience of hospital treatment, Derbez said in Marbella, Spain, where he will present a prize along with Santiago Segura, “Torrente” franchise writer-director-star, at Saturday’s second Platino Awards. »

- John Hopewell

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Eugenio Derbez to Remake Argentine Hit ‘Chino’ With Pantelion (Exclusive)

22 June 2015 5:29 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Remakes of Latin America’s treasure trove of pics continue to heat up as 3pas Studios, run by Mexican helmer-thesp Eugenio Derbez, above, and former Pantelion production chief Ben Odell, has unveiled plans to make a bilingual version of Argentine hit “Un Cuento Chino.” Pic is set up at Pantelion Films, the Lionsgate-Televisa joint venture where 3pas Studios inked a first-look deal.

Sebastian Borensztein’s original comedy starred Ricardo Darin, Argentina’s biggest star, who toplined foreign-language Oscar winner “The Secret in Their Eyes.” “Un Cuento Chino” (Chinese Take-Out) was among the highest-grossing pics of all time in Argentina. Odell, along with Pampa Films’ Pablo Buscarini and Pablo Bossi, Tornasol’s Gerardo Herrero and Telefe’s Axel Kuschevatzky, produced the comedy.

Un Cuento Chino” tracks a lost Chinese immigrant and a cantankerous Argentine hardware store owner whose lives become entangled by a tragic incident that involves a cow falling from the sky. »

- Anna Marie de la Fuente

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FilmSharks swims with Disney on ‘Kóblic’

13 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Disney has swooped on Latin American and Spanish rights to Kóblic, a thriller that reunites Argentinian idol Ricardo Darin with his Chinese Take-Out director Sebastián Borensztein.

Guido Rud’s Buenos Aires-based FilmSharks closed the early deal on the $3.5m project and has scored a Greek pre-sale with Seven Films.

Production on Kóblic is set to start in Argentina on July 20 with Darin playing a Navy captain in the late 1970s during the country’s ‘Dirty War’ who refuses to take part in the death flights, whereby drugged dissidents are dropped from planes.

The officer takes refuge in a coastal city and flies crop dusters for a family friend. He eventually falls for a local woman and confronts a thuggish police chief as the dictatorship’s agents close in on his whereabouts.

Darin, who appeared in Argentina’s Oscar-nominated Wild Tales as well as Oscar winner The Secret In Their Eyes and Nine Queens, will star alongside »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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