John Leguizamo likes it!
The 63-year-old Colombian actor, comedian and film producer stars in Bob Trevino Likes It, which recently wrapped production in Louisville, Ky.
In addition to Leguizamo, the film also stars Barbie Ferreira, best known for her work on Euphoria.
They appear alongside the previously announced French Stewart, Lauren “Lolo” Spencer and Rachel Bay Jones.
The film is inspired by Laymon’s life. It centers around a people-pleasing young woman who, while searching for her estranged father online, unexpectedly forms a close bond with a grieving, childless man with the same name on Facebook.
“This is a story about learning to let go of the people who continually hurt you to make room for the people who want to love and support you,” says Laymon. “Having personally experienced many of the events that inspired this film, I’ve witnessed how our small acts of kindness toward others create a ripple effect that can change the world for the better.”
“We are so pleased to have been able to help Tracie Laymon and her team get through principal photography. The cast has provided extraordinary performances,” says executive producer Kirk D’Amico. “I think distributors will be pleasantly surprised to see this unique comedy with heart come to life on the screen. We look forward to introducing the film to distributors around the world during this upcoming TIFF.”
Myriad Pictures has acquired worldwide sales rights and will launch sales out of Toronto in September.
The film is one of the first independent productions to be approved for a SAG-AFTRA interim agreement during the actors strike.