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Eugenio Derbez to Star in ‘Lotería’ for Netflix

Eugenio Derbez to Star in ‘Lotería’ for Netflix

Eugenio Derbez (CODA, Overboard) is set to star in Lotería for Netflix. The film is inspired by the original Lotería Don Clemente game. The game has origins dating back to 15th century Italy, but the iconic imagery and version of the game that is played today were created and popularized by Don Clemente Jacques in 1887.

The film will be directed by Emmy Award Nominee James Bobin (Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Muppets) with Roberto Orci (Transformers, Star Trek, Mission Impossible III,  Cowboys  & Aliens) and J.R. Orci (The Blacklist, Fringe) writing based on a story by Roberto Orci and Adele Heather Taylor.

In Lotería, a recently widowed father (Derbez) looking to bond with his kids ends up with more than he bargained for when an old family deck of Lotería Don Clemente cards comes to life. The family is whisked on a globe-trotting journey to uncover the secrets of the deck and keep it from falling into the hands of a mysterious business magnate with devious plans.

Lotería Don Clemente is the number one selling board and activity game in Mexico and remains an iconic game played throughout Mexico and the United States. 

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Derbez and Ben Odell for 3Pas; Eric and Kim Tannenbaum are set to produce. For 3Pas, Odell and Derbez just wrapped The Valet for Lionsgate starring Derbez. Their recently released unscripted show De Viaje con los Derbez is the most-watched series in Amazon’s history. Loteria also reunites 3Pas with Eric and Kim Tannenbaum who executive produced the series Acapulco for Apple also starring Derbez. Eric and Kim Tannenbaum also executive produced ABC’s Home Economics, the Last OG for TBS and acclaimed series Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist for NBC.

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