Salma Hayek and Spanish comedian Jose Mota will topline “La chispa de la vida” (As Luck Would Have It), a satirical take on contempo society helmed by Alex de la Iglesia based on a screenplay by U.S. scribe and producer Randy Feldman.
Originally written in English, “Luck” was developed by former DC Comics prexy Jenette Kahn and ex-Motion Picture Corp. exec Adam Richman, who exec produced “Gran Torino” via their New York-based Double Nickel.
Andres Vicente Gomez will produce for Valencia’s Trivision and Madrid-based Al Fresco Enterprises, a new company created to tap Spanish tax breaks. Richman and Kahn take exec producer credits.
Mota, one of Spanish biggest TV stars, will play an out-of-work publicist whose luck appears to take a turn for the better after suffering a curious head injury. Hayek plays his wife.
Franck Ribiere’s Paris-based La Fabrique 2, which co-produced de la Iglesia’s Venice Silver Lion-winner “The Last Circus,” will put up 20% equity on “Luck.”
It rolls later this month in Madrid and Cartagena, Spain.
Kahn and Richman optioned U.S. remake rights to de la Iglesia’s “Commonwealth” and “Dying of Laughter,” both produced by Gomez.