Disney has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the Liongate film “The Valet”, which is an English-language remake of Francis Veber’s French film.
The film will be released on Hulu in the US and as a Star Original on Disney+ internationally next summer.
In the film, Weaving plays Olivia, a movie star who enlists Antonio (Derbez) – a parking valet – to pose as her lover to cover for a relationship with a married man (Greenfield). As a valet, the hard-working Antonio usually flies under the radar but his ruse with Olivia thrusts him into the spotlight and brings him to see himself more clearly than ever before.
The film has been directed by Richard Wong and stars Eugenio Derbez and Samara Weaving, Betsy Brandt, Marisol Nichols, Noemi Gonzalez, Carmen Salinas, Ravi Patel, Tiana Okoye, Diany Rodriguez, Armando Hernández, Carlos Santos, Amaury Nolasco, John Pirucello and Alex Fernandez. Reggaeton superstar Lunay will be making acting debut in the film.
Richard Wong said in a statement:
What struck me most about The Valet is how closely my family resembled Antonio’s family and telling their story was like telling mine. It’s message of unity, seeing each other and human connection, is something the world could use right now and no one does that better than Hulu and Disney+.
The Valet is written by Rob Greenberg & Bob Fisher, the team that penned Derbez’s hit film Overboard, which took in $95 million worldwide. Derbez and his producing partner Ben Odell produce through their 3Pas Studios banner. They said in a statement:
“The Valet is a multi-generational, multi-cultural comedy in which people from two different worlds discover the humanity in each other. At 3pas studios we tell stories that try to unite us all and we love partnering with Hulu and Disney+ to bring this to the largest global audience possible”.
Are you looking forward to seeing “The Valet?
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