There’s a storm brewing for Cassius Corrigan.
After its successful festival run, the rights to the Colombian & Cuban American actor, writer and filmmaker and Hyde Park International’s film Huracán has been acquired by HBO.
Packing an MMA punch, the Latinx psychological thriller marks the feature directorial debut of Corrigan, who also wrote the script and is the lead in the film.
Huracán is slated to debut on HBO and HBO Max on September 11.
Huracán follows aspiring MMA fighter Alonso Santos (Corrigan) who suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder, which manifests itself in his aggressive and reckless alternate personality, Huracán. The film also stars Yara Martinez, UFC superstar Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal, Muay Thai champion Grégory Choplin, actor/musician Steven Spence, and Colombian newcomer Camila Rodríguez.
“It’s a dream come true,” says Corrigan, “HBO is the most prestigious brand in entertainment, and for them to champion Huracán is a testament that we accomplished something truly special.”
“As a kid from a diverse family with a Colombian abuela and Cuban tío, I’m proud to help showcase an extraordinary group of artists from throughout the Latino diaspora in the cast and crew of our film. Huracán is a deep dive into the mystery and complexity of severe mental illness, and the beautiful violence of mixed martial arts, all set in the darkly magical city that is Miami.”
Corrigan was recently selected for Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s prestigious Imagine Impact program.
He also serves as producer alongside Diomedes Raul Bermudez, a Cuban-American writer/producer whose upcoming gangster film The Birthday Cake stars Ewan McGregor, Val Kilmer, Lorraine Bracco, and Penn Badgley.
Hyde Park International had previously picked up worldwide rights to Huracán.