If the French can sell their comedies abroad, why not the Spanish? Santiago Segura’s scumbag ex-cop comedy franchise “Torrente,” whose five installments have grossed a total €79.9 million ($90.5 million) in Spain, have also begun to break out to theatrical sales abroad and attracts U.S. stars.
In the latest deals, FilmSharks Intl. has closed on “Torrente, Mission: Eurovegas,” co-starring Alec Baldwin, with ADS for a pan-Eastern European release in Hungary, Romania and Moldavia, and with Andes Film, which also distributes Universal, Paramount and Sony movies, for Chile and Peru. Disney/Buena Vista has signed a pan-Latin American rights. France, U.S., Germany, Korea and Australia are under discussion, said FilmSharks’ Guido Rud.