"The Valet" is switching distributors.The upcoming comedy starring Eugenio Derbez of "Instructions Not Included" fame was originally set up for release by Lionsgate. It's been sold to the Walt Disney Company, which will release it domestically on Hulu in summer 2022. "The Valet" will be released internationally on Disney Plus as a Star Original.The film is an English-language remake of a French film of the same name. It is directed by Richard Wong ("Come as You Are") and co-stars Samara...
Long a household name in his native Mexico where he was the star, writer, director and producer of some of the most popular Spanish- language TV shows of all time including “Al Derecho y Al Derbez,” “XHDRBZ,” and “La Familia P. Luche,” Derbez is riding high on the crest of his success with “Instructions not Included,” a 2013 Pantelion release that took in over $100 million worldwide.
Derbez scored in 2017 with the Lionsgate/Pantelion feature “How to Be a Latin Lover,” starring alongside Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, and Raquel Welch, and produced with his biz partner, former Lionsgate exec Ben Odell, under their fledgling 3Pas Studios banner.
Derbez also co-starred in Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” with Helen Mirren, Keira Knightly and Morgan Freeman and directed by Lasse Hallstrom. He also appears in Dean Devlin’s Sci-Fi action pic, “Geostorm.” He previously toplined Sony Pictures’ breakout faith-based hit, “Miracles from Heaven,” helmed by Patricia Riggen and co-starring Jennifer Garner. Up next he will topline a remake of the Goldie Hawn comedy “Overboard” with Anna Faris.
Derbez has appeared in a string of notable pics including “Sangre de mi Sangre,” which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2007; Riggen’s Sundance sensation “Under the Same Moon;” Adam Sandler’s “Jack and Jill”; and Riggen’s “Girl in Progress,” opposite Eva Mendes.
He currently resides in Los Angeles. 3Pas Studios has a first-look features deal with Lionsgate / Pantelion Films, and a first-look TV deal with Universal Television.
Derbez’s 3pas Studios upcoming film slate includes “Ponce” (written by Max Botkin), remakes of the Argentinian comedy “Un Cuento Chino,” the French comedy “The Valet” and Korean breakout “Ms. Granny” for Lionsgate. 3pas is also developing the animated feature “Speedy Gonzalez” for Warner Bros.