Magazine article Screen International

StudioCanal, Film4, BFI Pact on Salsa Comedy Cuban Fury

Magazine article Screen International

StudioCanal, Film4, BFI Pact on Salsa Comedy Cuban Fury

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StudioCanal will handle worldwide sales on the title heading into Cannes and has scheduled a UK release for spring 2013. Nick Frost conceived the story and stars alongside Rashida Jones, Chris O'Dowd and Olivia Colman.

James Griffiths makes his feature directorial debut on the story about a shabby, overweight man whose unappealing exterior hides the spirit of a salsa king whose Latin fire can only be unleashed by a specific woman. Jon Brown's screenplay is based on an original idea by Frost.

StudioCanal, Film4 and the BFI Fund are co-financing and Frost will serve as executive producer alongside Matthew Justice and Rachael Prior of Big Talk, StudioCanal's Danny Perkins and Jenny Borgars and Tessa Ross (pictured) of Film4. Nira Park and James Biddle of Big Talk will produce.

"My aim with Cuban Fury was to make a romantic comedy with fiery salsa at its heart," Frost said. …

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