Santiago Segura’s latest film is headed across the pond…
Entertainment One (eOne) has acquired all North American rights to casino heist romp Torrente, Mission: EuroVegas, starring the 50-year-old Spanish actor/comedian and Alec Baldwin.
It’s the latest installment in Spain’s biggest-ever comedy movie franchise, offering proof that select foreign-language comedies can make wave abroad.
Segura stars as the lead character, Spanish cop José Luis Torrente. In the latest installment, crooked cop Torrente gets out of jail in the year 2018 to find a different Spain from the one he knew.
Written and directed by Segura, Torrente’s fifth iteration has also closed the U.K. with eOne-owned Momentum, and Australia/New Zealand with Palace Cinemas.
The deals mean Torrente is now sold out worldwide, said its sales agent Guido Rud at FilmSharks Intl.
Torrente’s buyers, moreover, include top-tier distribution companies, such as Disney’s Buena Vista International for Latin America, Sony Pictures for Spain, Korea’s Bridgeworks Entertainment and Turkey’s Sinema.
Torrente’s five installments have grossed a total of $90.5 million in Spain.