De Villa to direct family dramedy for Overture
Freddy Rodriguez and John Leguizamo will star in Overture Films’ family dramedy “Humboldt Park.”Alfredo De Villa (“Washington Heights”) is attached to direct from a script penned by Rick Najera, Ted Perkins and Alison Swan. Story revolves around the return of three siblings to their parents’ home for the holidays in Humboldt Park on Chicago’s northwest side. State Street Pictures and 2DS Prods. are producing. State Street’s Robert Teitel and George Tillman Jr. will produce with Rene Rigal exec producing. Reid Brody and Paul Kim from 2DS will also exec produce alongside Rodriguez. “Alfredo is an ambitious and talented director that we know will bring creative passion to this film,” said Overture chief operating officer Danny Rosett. Rodriguez’s recent credits include “Grindhouse” and “Bobby.” Leguizamo starred in “The Happening” and “The Take.” Overture kicks off its debut slate Jan. 18 with the Callie Khouri-directed comedy “Mad Money,” starring Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah and Katie Holmes.