Coach 14 has taken worldwide rights excluding Spain on the latest feature to be written and directed by Emilio Estevez, The Way.
The movie, which uses the Way of St. James pilgrimage as a back drop, stars Estevez’ father Martin Sheen. This is the third time Estevez will direct his father in a feature following 1996’s The War At Home and 2006’s Bobby.
The $5m film will shoot in the fall in France, Spain and California. Estevez, David Alexanian of Elixir Films and Lisa Niedenthal are producing in co-production with Spain’s Rodar y Rodar.
Sheen plays a widower who must head to Spain to identify and recover the body of his dead, estranged son. After cremating his son’s body, he decides to set off on the pilgrimage to Galicia, spreading the ashes and meeting a varied cast of folks along the way. Billed as a sort of modern re-telling of The Wizard Of Oz, the story sees Sheen’s character learn the difference between the life we live and the life we choose.
The deal was brokered by Endeavor’s Alexis Garcia.