Entertainment One Takes North America on ‘Torrente’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Momentum acquires U.K., Palace Australia as the latest Spanish comedy franchise instalment sells out world

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.

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