Entertainment One (eOne) has acquired all North American rights to casino heist romp “Torrente, Mission: EuroVegas,” starring Alec Baldwin and Santiago Segura, the latest movie in Spain’s biggest-ever comedy movie franchise, offering further proof that select foreign-language comedies can travel far these days.
Written and directed by Segura, “Torrente’s” fifth iteration has also closed the U.K. with eOne-owned Momentum, and Australia/New Zealand with Palace Cinemas.
Deals mean “Torrente” is now sold out worldwide, said its sales agent Guido Rud at FilmSharks Intl.
“Torrente’s” buyers, moreover, include top-tier distribution companies, such as Disney’s Buena Vista Intl. for Latin America, Sony for Spain, Korea’s Bridgeworks Entertainment and Turkey’s Sinema. “Torrente’s” five installments have grossed a total €79.9 million ($90.5 million) in Spain.