‘The Valet’: Three Join Lionsgate’s Eugenio Derbez Comedy
EXCLUSIVE: Ravi Patel, Amaury Nolasco and John Pirruccello have boarded Lionsgate’s English-language remake of the hit French film The Valet directed by Richard Wong.
In the film, Samara Weaving will play Olivia, a movie star who enlists parking valet Antonio, played by Eugenio Derbez, to pose as her lover to cover for a relationship with a married man. As a Latinx valet, the hardworking Antonio usually moves through the world anonymously, but through the ruse, he comes to be seen as the worthy person he always has been.
The Valet is written by Rob Greenberg and Bob Fisher, the team that penned Derbez’s hit film Overboard, which took in $91 million worldwide. Derbez and his producing partner Ben Odell produce through their 3Pas Studios banner.
Patel plays Kapoor, a private investigator hired to trail Stegman. Patel most recently starred in Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman 1984 as Babajide. He stars next in Paul A. Kaufman’s Butter opposite Mira Sorvino and he’s the star, co-writer and co-director of Meet the Patels. He is represented by 360, Buchwald & Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Kritnzman Rubenstein Kohner and Gellman.
Nolasco will play Antonio’s boss, Benny. Nolasco’s TV credits include Telenovela, Hightown, Deception and the upcoming feature Till Death opposite Evangeline Lilly and Jason Sudeikis. He is represented by Innovative Artists and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Pirruccello is Stegman, an ex-cop who had been hired to follow Olivia. The actor plays Detective John Loach on the multi-Emmy winning HBO series Barry. He can bee seen currently in Warner Bros./HBO Max’s hit sequel Godzilla vs. Kong and his TV credits include Little Fires Everywhere, Mayans M.C. and David Lynch’s recent reboot of Twin Peaks on Showtime. He is represented by AKA Talent Agency and Corner Booth Entertainment.
Meredith Wieck and Aaron Edmonds are overseeing The Valet for Lionsgate.
Derbez’s Instructions Not Included for Lionsgate’s Pantelion label is Mexico’s biggest feature export at $100.5M WW, and the highest grossing Spanish-language movie in the U.S. at $44.4M.
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