Sony International To Remake ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ In Spanish

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La Boda de Mi Mejor Amigo will be directed by Celso García in Sony Pictures International Productions’ latest local-language remake of a classic property. A co-production with Zamora Films and Alameda Films, the Spanish-language adaptation of the 1997 Julia Roberts/Dermot Mulroney/Cameron Diaz starrer My Best Friend’s Wedding is targeting a 2019 release.
Ana Serradilla, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Carlos Ferro and Natasha Dupeyrón star in the update on the original that…

Sony India Expands Local Film Production With Malayalam Star Prithviraj

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Sony Pictures International Productions is to expand into Indian regional cinema by backing a new film from Malayalam superstar Prithviraj Sukumaran, who is usually known simply as Prithviraj. The studio last year began a local-language production strategy in India, that began with the high-profile Hindi or Bollywood segment. It recently released controversial drama “Pad Man,” […]

Sony International Boards Pablo Trapero’s ‘La Quietud’ With Edgar Ramirez, Bérénice Bejo

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Sony Pictures International Productions is moving into Argentina with its first local-language co-production there, La Quietud. The film hails from Pablo Trapero who won the Silver Lion Best Director prize in Venice with 2015’s El Clan. Sony Pictures Releasing International has taken all distribution rights to La Quietud in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Chile and the U.S., as well as TV rights in Latin America.
The thriller stars Martina Gusmán, Bérénice Bejo and Edgar…

Sony International Thrills To David Victori’s ‘El Pacto’; Debut Feature Stars Belen Rueda

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Sony Pictures International Productions, Ikiru Films and 4Cats Pictures are set to co-produce El Pacto, the feature directorial debut of David Victori whose digital series Zero was produced by Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender. Belen Rueda is starring in the horror thriller with filming underway in Barcelona.
Rueda plays Monica, a woman faced with the unexpected and imminent death of her only daughter, who will have to descend into Hell itself in order to stop it from…

Vadhir Derbez, Ximena Romo To Go On ’50 First Dates’ In Sony International’s Remake

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EXCLUSIVE: Vadhir Derbez and Ximena Romo have been set to star in Sony Pictures International Productions’ Spanish-language remake of 50 First Dates. 50 Primeras Citas is the redo of the 2004 Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore romantic comedy about a woman with short-term memory loss and the guy who continues to court her even though she forgets him after each day they spend together. It grossed $196M worldwide.
The update begins shooting today in the Dominican Republic with Maur…

Vadhir Derbez Starring Vehicle ‘The Perfect Dress’ Acquired By Sony Pictures Int’l Prods.

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EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures International Productions has bought a romantic comedy pitch The Perfect Dress from writer Ed Horowitz entitled “as a vehicle for Mexican American heartthrob Vadhir Derbez with Pitipol Ybarra attached to direct. Derbez is the 20-something son of Spanish language mega star Eugenio Derbez. The younger Derbez has been on a roll the past year from appearing in his father’s comedy hit How to Be a Latin Lover to starring in the second highest grossing…