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.”