Warner Bros. is developing a "Speedy Gonzales" movie with Eugenio Derbez voicing the iconic mouse character from Warner's Looney Tunes library.Producers are Dylan Sellers through his Rivers Edge Films, and Derbez and Ben Odell through their 3pas Studios.The studio has hired Hank Nelken ("Saving Silverman") to write the story of a heist caper, but a director has not been found yet.Speedy Gonzales started out as a character in the 1953 Looney Tunes cartoon "Cat Tails for Two." He then starred...
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.