Magazine article Screen International

Seville Nabs Penelope Cruz Drama

Magazine article Screen International

Seville Nabs Penelope Cruz Drama

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eOne subsidiary acquires Julio Medem Spanish-language drama.

eOne's boutique sales arm Seville International has acquired international rights to upcoming Spanish feature film Ma Ma, starring Penélope Cruz, from Morena Films and Backup Media Group .

Writer-director Julio Medem's drama tells the story of a woman who reacts to tragedy "with a surge of life, humour and delicate happiness".

Luis Tosar and Asier Etxeandia co-star in the feature which is currently in pre-production. Shoot is due to get underway in Madrid and Canary Islands on May 5.

The film is produced by Cruz, Julio Medem and Morena Films, in association with Backup Media Group, and coproduced by Mare Nostrum. eOne will distribute in Spain.

"Ma Ma is an absolute passion project and I am thrilled to be working with Alvaro, Joel and Harold's Seville International team to bring this film to audiences all around the world," said Cruz. "I couldn't be more delighted to have Julio on board to capture Magda and her compelling, complicated but universal story. …

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