There is no doubt that Netflix is betting on promoting its original content, which has been diversified due to the great interest of the streaming giant to resort to plots located in different countries. In that sense, we have popular titles such as Elite, La casa de papel, La casa de las flores and Luis Miguel: the series. Also, we have recent announcements like The Kingdom and Red Sky.
However, the platform is about to add to its catalog a great of comedy in Spanish and a benchmark in Latin America. According to what was reported by Deadline, Eugenio Derbez will produce and star in Lotería, a family film inspired by the popular board game.
Regarding his role in the plot, the aforementioned medium details that the Mexican actor will play a man who has just lost his wife who seeks to get closer to his children, however they must face a series of unexpected situations after an old deck of the Don Clemente lottery comes to life. With this, while they try to discover the secrets that surround the mysterious cards, they are stalked by an enigmatic businessman who hides a twisted purpose.
Derbez will play a widowed man who discovers a mysterious family deck. Photo: composition / Instagram / @ ederbez
On the other hand, it has been the comedian himself who – through a publication on his official account on Instagram – has revealed the creative minds that will be behind his promising project. Specifically, it is mentioned that the director in charge of production will be James bobin, recognized for his work in films such as Dora and the Lost City, Alice Through the Looking Glass and The Muppets.
Likewise, the script will be prepared by Roberto Orci, whose credits include titles such as Star Trek, Mission Impossible III, Cowboys & Aliens; In collaboration with JR Orci, who has worked on products like The Blacklisy and Fringe.