Actor and comedian Eugenio Derbez will play a widower who, in his attempts to be close to his children, will face challenges when a family lottery comes to life and leads him into unexpected situations.
The Emmy-nominated lottery will be run by James Poppin (Dora and the Lost City, Alice Through the Glass) and written by Roberto Orsi (Transformers, Star Trek) and JR Orsi (The Blacklist, Fring) based on the story of Roberto Orsi and Adele Heather Taylor.
The movie is based on the original Don Clemente Lottery game. A traditional game of chance similar to bingo, popular in Mexico and Latin America. The game has its origins in Italy in the 15th century, but the featured visuals and the version of the game played today were created and published by Don Clemente Jacques in 1887.
With Spanish origins, Lotería Don Clemente is Mexico’s best-selling board and activity game and continues to be an iconic game played throughout Mexico and the United States.
Derbez and production partner Ben Odell will produce the film under the supervision of 3Pas along with Eric and Kim Tannenbaum.