Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to The Queen Of Spain, the drama starring Penélope Cruz and directed by Fernando Trueba. It had its world premiere earlier this year at the Berlin Film Festival.
The pic will bow on demand August 29 after Universal releases it theatrically in Spain. Cruz stars as famous movie star Macarena Granada, who flees the glitz and glamour of 1950s Hollywood to return to her roots in Spain where she has signed on to star in an epic film as Queen Isabella of Spain. Chino Darín, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Clive Revill and Antonio Resines co-star. Cristina Huete and Anne Deluz produced and A3 Media, Mikel LeJarza, Mercedes Gamero, Rosa Perez and Myriad Pictures’ Kirk D’Amico executive produced.