MEXICO CITY (EFE) .- Eugenio Derbez will be the protagonist and producer of the new Netflix film “Loteria”, the film based on the popular board game of the same name in which he will play a father who has just been widowed.
“The Lottery! We’ll have a new movie on Netflix”, the actor announced via his Instagram account, along with a representative photo of the traditional game in Mexico and Latin America, declaring “a film inspired by the game”.
The film, directed by James Bobbin, will follow the story of a man whose wife dies, played by Derbez, who wants to move closer to his children to keep the family together.
According to the newsletter, “when an old family lottery comes to life,” what seems simple at first will become complicated.
The Netflix statement said that “the family travels around the world to discover the secrets of the lottery and thus prevent it from falling into the hands of a mysterious tycoon with an evil plan.”
The other cast has not yet been confirmed, but the film’s writers include Roberto Orsi (“Transformers,” 2007–2009) and JR Orsi (“The Blacklist,” 2013) and is based on the story by Roberto and Adele Heather Taylor. is.
This is not the first time that Durbez has worked with an English director.
The Mexican comedian was a part of his film “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” in 2019, apart from the fact that Bobin has a very broad career and films such as “The Muppets” (2011) and “Alice Through the Looking Glass”. (2016) has framed his career.
The announcement adds to the list of successes that the actor has achieved in recent years, both inside and outside his country.
The comedian, who made a name for himself on the show with “XHDBZ” (2002), announced that his first Emmy had finally come home, to which he was credited for his handling of “Lol: Last One Laughing”.