It’s a Radical time for Eugenio Derbez.
The first trailer has been released for the 62-year-old Mexican actor, comedian and producer’s new Spanish-language film Radical.
From screenwriter and director Christopher Zalla and based on a 2013 article written for Wired magazine by Josh Davis, Radical tells the true story of Sergio Juarez Correa (Derbez), a teacher in the neglected town of Matamoros, Mexico, who suffered a mental breakdown after increasingly coming to feel he’s failing to reach his students. But when Correa stumbles upon a new form of learning via a TED Talk that might help him defeat that challenge, he implements it, hoping to turn his classroom situation around.
Radical also stars Daniel Haddad, Gilberto Barraza, Jennifer Trejo, Mia Fernanda Solis and Danilo Guardiola.
Cast will be able to support the film with publicity should they choose to do so during the strike due to a recently approved Interim Agreement granted by SAG-AFTRA. Derbez is expected to do so ahead of the premiere.
The project hails from Derbez’s production company, 3PAS Studios. Derbez produced alongside partner Ben Odell and screenwriter Josh Davis.
Radical, a 2023 Sundance Film Festival “Festival Favorite” breakout, is slated for distribution by Participant and TelevisaUnivision’s Pantelion Films.
It’s opening on October 20th in Mexico and in the U.S. on November 3rd.