Angel Studios to Release Alejandro Monteverde’s Film “Cabrini” in March 2024

Alejandro Monteverde is planning to release his next project in March…

The 46-year-old Mexican filmmaker and Sound of Freedom director is reteaming with Angel Studios to release his next movie, Cabrini on March 8, 2024.

Alejandro Monteverde,Angels Studios and Monteverde had monumental success this past summer as the anti-child trafficking film, Sound of Freedom, racked up $180M at the domestic B.O. The film, is rolling out overseas.

Cabriniwhich tells the story of Francesca Cabrini, a poor, audacious Italian immigrant who became one of the great entrepreneurs of the 19th century. Through her willpower, courage, compassion, and business skill, she overcame sexism and violent anti-Italian bigotry while fighting against an establishment seeking to hold her back.

The film stars Cristiana Dell’Anna as Cabrini, John Lithgow, David Morse, Giancarlo Giannini and Federico Castelluccio.

“Francesca Cabrini is one of the most inspiring and influential figures in modern history, and yet few know her story. Faced with seemingly insurmountable life obstacles, Cabrini chose instead to focus on how she could change the status quo in her time, and her impact on the world is still felt today,” said Liz Ellis, Chief Operating Officer at Angel Studios. “We’re thrilled to be able to share her unbelievable story in theaters this Spring. This will be our second collaboration with Sound of Freedom director Alejandro Monteverde—and the Angel Guild gave this film even higher ratings than Sound of Freedom. Our community has high expectations for this project.”

Angel Studios already had the date RSVPed on the release calendar. The film will open against Paramount’A Quiet Place: Day One and Universal/DreamWorks Animation’s Kung-Fu Panda 4.

Angel Studios to Release “Sound of Freedom,” Featuring Eduardo Verastegui, in Several Global Markets

Eduardo Verástegui’s latest project is going global…

Angel Studios is launching its unexpected summer hit Sound of Freedom, starring the 49-year-old Mexican actor/producer, in several international markets after it made $127M during its first three weeks in U.S. theaters.

Eduardo Verastegui, Sound of FreedomWritten and directed by Alejandro Monteverde, the film will be released in South Africa from August 18 and Australia and New Zealand from August 24.

The film will hit cinemas in the following territories from August 31: Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Belize, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, and Costa Rica.

The film will receive subsequent releases in the UK and Ireland from September 1 and Spain from October 11.

Based on a true story, the film follows a federal agent (Jim Caviezel) who, after rescuing a young boy from ruthless child traffickers, learns the boy’s sister is still captive and decides to embark on a dangerous mission to save her. With time running out, he quits his job and journeys deep into the Colombian jungle, putting his life on the line to free her from a fate worse than death.

The movie originally was developed at Fox International and was then purchased back by the filmmakers during the scrimmage of the Disney-Fox merger. Cast features Mira Sorvino, Bill Camp, José Zúñiga and Verástegui, who is also a producer.

“Since Sound of Freedom launched in the U.S., demand has been building around the world in dozens of regions and languages,” said Jared Geesey, SVP Global Distribution for Angel Studios. “Child trafficking is a global issue, and we hope to build on the incredible momentum here in the states and share the film’s powerful message worldwide.”

Alejandro Monteverde to Direct Bio Pic About U.S. Catholic Nun Frances Xavier Cabrini

Alejandro Monteverde is retelling history…

The 43-year-old Mexican film director will helm the feature Cabrini, a bio pic about U.S. Catholic nun Frances Xavier Cabrini.

Alejandro Monteverde

Production starts on June 28 in Buffalo, NY and New York City.

Mother Cabrini was an Italian-American Roman Catholic nun who founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a Catholic religious institute that was a major support to her fellow Italian immigrants to the United States. Cabrini, who lived from 1850 to 1917, was the first U.S. citizen to be canonized as a saint by the Catholic Church, on July 7, 1946 by Pope Pius XII.

Her beautification miracle involved restoring the sight of a day-old baby, Peter Smith, who had been blinded by a 50% silver nitrate solution instead of the normal 1% solution in the child’s eyes. Her canonization miracle involved the healing of a terminally ill member of her congregation.

Monteverde directed the 2006 feature Bella, which was released by Roadside Attractions, and the 2015 Emily Watson drama Little Boy

Open Road Films to Release Verastegui’s “Little Boy” Next February

Eduardo Verastegui will be performing the duties of a man of the cloth early next year.

Open Road Films has set a February 27, 2015 release date for Little Boy, the inspirational family film starring the 40-year-old Mexican actor-model-singer as Fr. Crispin.

Eduardo Verastegui

Directed by Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Monteverde and executive produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, the film centers on a 7-year-old boy willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home.

In addition to Versategui, the film also stars Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin James, Ben Chaplin, Michael Rapaport, Cary Tagawa, Ted Levine, David Henrie and Jakob Salvati.

Pepe Portillo and Monteverde wrote the script.

Open Road Films acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the film last month.

Open Road Films to Distribute “Little Boy,” Starring Verastegui,” in the U.S.

Eduardo Verástegui‘s latest little project will be heading to American theaters…

Open Road Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Little Boy, a new family film featuring the 40-year-old Mexican actor-model-singer as Fr. Crispin.

Eduardo Versategui

Executive produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, the film stars Emily Watson and Tom Wilkinson and centers on a 7-year-old boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II and bring his father home.

In addition to Verástegui, Watson and Wilkinson, the cast also includes David HenrieKevin James, Ben Chaplin, Michael Rapaport, Cary Tagawa, Ted Levine and 7-year-old newcomer Jakob Salvati.

It was directed by Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Monteverde and written by Pepe Portillo and Monteverde.

Little Boy is a truly uplifting movie that resonates with family audiences, and we are thrilled to add it to our slate,” Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg said as he made the announcement with Burnett.

Verastegui, who will soon appear in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, earned a Grace Award in 2008 for Most Inspirational Movie Acting for his role in the critically acclaimed film Bella.

Monteverde Signs with Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Alejandro Monteverde’s stock is on the rise in Hollywood…

The 36-year-old Mexican filmmaker has signed on with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) just as his latest project, Little Boy, is garnering critical acclaim.

Alejandro Monteverde

His latest film centers on a young American boy who tries to bring his father back from World War II. The film stars Kevin James, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson and Michael Rapaport.

Monteverde’s first film, Bella won the People’s Choice Award at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival and the  director of the Department of Citizenship gave Monteverde the “American by Choice” award for Bella‘s positive contribution to Latino art and culture in the U.S.