Goodfellas Acquires Worldwide Sales Rights to Emilio Estevez’s “The Way: Chapter 2”

Emilio Estevez may soon find his way across the globe…

Goodfellas has acquired the worldwide sales rights for the 61-year-old part-Spanish actor/filmmaker’s The Way: Chapter 2, which reunites him with the cast members of his original 2010 hit, including his father Martin Sheen, Yorick Van Wageningen and James Nesbitt.

Emilio Estevez, The WayThe sequel revisits protagonist Tom (Sheen) a decade after his first pilgrimage on Spain’s El Camino de Santiago in the footsteps of his deceased son Daniel (Estevez), as he reconnects with his walking companions Joost (van Wageningen) and Jack (Nisbitt).

Now embedded with Doctors Without Borders in northern Nigeria, performing surgery in a war zone, Tom is sent a copy of Jack’s bestselling book based on their shared experience, in which a disturbing secret is revealed.

Enraged, he leaves to search for Jack and find answers to questions that have haunted him for a decade. His journey reunites him with Joost and leads them through Amsterdam, Dublin, Brussels and France before returning to Spain and the Camino.

Estevez, who revealed to Deadline last year that he had wrestled back the rights to The Way for a re-release and a sequel, takes writing and directing credits on the new film, which is produced by E2 Films.

The film is currently in pre-production.

Contador Wins His Sixth Career Grand Tour Title at the Vuelta a España

Alberto Contador is back in winning form…

Only two months after leaving the Tour de France with a leg fracture, the 31-year-old Spanish professional cyclist – one of six riders to have won all three Grand Tours of road cycling – rebounded in style by winning his sixth grand tour title after protecting his lead Sunday on the 21st and final stage of the Vuelta a España.

Alberto Contador

Contador won his home race for a third time, to go with two Tour de France victories and one Giro d’Italia title.

Contador entered the concluding 9.7-kilometer (6-mile) individual time trial with a strong lead of 1 minute, 37 seconds over fellow former Tour de France winner Chris Froome and focused on avoiding any slips on the rain-slick streets.

Adriano Malori of Italy won the stage, taking advantage of his early start under dry conditions before a shower burst over the medieval city of Santiago de Compostela.

Froome, who also entered the race after injuries forced him to withdraw from the Tour, finished the race second.

Former winner Alejandro Valverde completed the podium.

Contador’s first grand tour win was at the Giro in 2008, the same year he won the Vuelta for the first time. He won the Vuelta a second time in 2012.

Contador won the Tour in 2007 and 2009, but was stripped of a third Tour win 2010 for doping. He has now won two major titles since then, both at the Vuelta.

Contador had concentrated on reclaiming the Tour this year, but his plans were dashed when he fell during its 10th stage and fractured his right shin on July 15. He withdrew and soon after said that he wouldn’t be in shape to ride in the Vuelta either.

But a week before the race started Contador announced he had been training for 10 days without pain and had decided to compete in the final grand tour of the year. Even so, Contador said he had ruled on fighting for the win.

The final stage was held in Santiago instead of the traditional finish in Madrid. The finish line was in the square in front of Santiago’s cathedral, the end point of the Way of St. James, “El Camino de Santiago,” pilgrimage trail.

Contador was given the traditional pilgrims cape, hat and staff on the podium, which he sportingly put on for the crowd.