Eugenio Derbez Stars in Sundance Movie ‘Radical’

Worldwide comedy star Eugenio Derbez has touched down in Utah for the world premiere of his newest dramatic flip in “Radical,” one of many opening night time shows on the 2023 Sundance Movie Competition.

Selection has an unique first take a look at the venture, an inspiring story of an outside-the-box trainer in a crime-ridden Mexican border city.

The movie is directed by Christopher Zalla, who received Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize in 2007 for “Sangre de Mi Sangre.” Within the unique clip, Derbez will be seen altering the bodily structure of a classroom — and eradicating his personal desk — at a hard-knock faculty recognized extra for self-discipline than tutorial encouragement. Already getting pushback from the institution college, Derbez admits he desires to strive one thing totally different.

The movie marks Derbez’s return to Sundance after the record-breaking sale of “CODA,” which might go on to win the Oscar for greatest image. “Radical” was chosen by the competition as the primary film to display for lots of of volunteers piling into Park Metropolis. It’s primarily based on the lifetime of trainer Sergio Juárez Correa, who together with his college students was the topic of a 2013 Wired journal cowl story titled “A Radical Means of Unleashing a Era of Geniuses.”

The venture was produced by ViX, owned by TelevisaUnivision, in affiliation with Epic Journal and The Carry, and 3Pas Productions (Derbez’s label run by Benjamin Odell). The movie is in search of worldwide distribution in all territories, save Mexico. Andrew Herwitz of The Movie Gross sales Firm is representing the filmmakers. It co-stars Daniel Haddad, Jennifer Trejo, Mia Fernanda Solis and Danilo Guardiola.