First Look Pictures has acquired North American rights to Agustin Diaz Yunes' No News From God, the Spanish comedy starring Penelope Cruz, Victoria Abril, Gael Garcia Bernal and Fanny Ardant. It will open theatrically in autumn, and on video and DVD in the winter.
In the film, Abril plays an angel sent to earth from heaven to win the soul of a boxer (Bernal), while Cruz plays Hell's most experienced operative sent to get there first.
The film joins First Look's bustling release slate which this year will include Elling, A Song For Martin, Skins, Dr Sleep and The Lawless Heart. First Look yesterday announced a plan to expand, after an infusion of capital from Reverge Anselmo's Seven Hills Pictures.
Peter Lawson and Doug McClure of First Look negotiated the deal with Perrine Teze of sales agent TF1 International.