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Samuel Goldwyn Acquires ‘THE QUEEN OF SPAIN’ Starring Penelope Cruz

June 6, 2017


Samuel Goldwyn Films (SGF) has acquired the US rights to THE QUEEN OF SPAIN, a comedy, starring Penelope Cruz, which premiered at this year’s Berlin Film Festival in February.

Directed by Fernando Trueba, the film also stars Chino Darín, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Clive Revill and Antonio Resines.

Cruz plays a famous movie star Macarena Granada, who flees the glamour of 1950s Hollywood to return to her roots in Spain where she was signed on to star in an epic film as Queen Isabella of Spain. Elwes plays an American movie cast opposite Cruz’s character.

The Queen of Spain was released in theaters in Spain by Universal. It was nominated for five Goya Awards,  including a nomination for Cruz as Best Actress.

Prueba said:

“This movie captures the era in the middle of 50s where we see the encounter of Spanish Cinema (under Franco) with American Films (at MacCarthy times). It’s a comedy that is a tribute to classical comedy, it’s my love letter to movies and its people.”

The Queen of Spain is the sequel to Trueba’s 1998 drama The Girl of Your Dreams, which also starred Cruz in a story set during the Spanish Civil War with Josef Goebbels falling in love with Macarena Granada. That one won seven Goya Awards, including Best Film and Best Actress for Cruz.

Peter Goldwyn, President of SGF said:

“It is an honor to be releasing Academy Award winner Fernando Trueba’s love letter to the movies and its people. Oscar winner Penelope Cruz brings grace and great comedic timing to this entertaining film.”

Cristina Huete and Anne Deluz produce. A3 Media Mikel LeJarza, Mercedes Gamero, Rosa Perez and Kirk D’Amico executive produce.

The Queen of Spain will be available on August 29 on Demand.

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