Sony Pictures has acquired “The Three Tenors,” an original comedy that it believes is the perfect vehicle for Eugenio Derbez, Variety has learned.Derbez is one of Mexico’s biggest stars. His credits include the worldwide hit "Instructions Not Included," which took in nearly $100 million worldwide when it opened in 2013. Derbez starred opposite Anna Faris earlier this year in "Overboard," which has earned over $90 million worldwide, and also appeared in "How to Be a Latin Lover" and "Miracles From...
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.