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Picturehouse Picks Up ‘Gloria’ Biopic on the ‘Mexican Madonna’

Picturehouse Picks Up 'Gloria' Biopic on the 'Mexican Madonna'

Picturehouse has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the biopic “Gloria,” which centers on Latin American pop-rock icon Gloria Trevi.

The film, which is directed by first-time director Christian Keller, traces Trevi’s meteoric rise to fame during the ’80s and ’90s, followed by an extended period of disgrace during the early part of the 2000s, when she was accused of and jailed for running a sex cult. Keller’s narrative culminates with Trevi’s 2004 acquittal and release — a point that actually marks the genesis of the film for Keller, as he has been developing it since 2005.

Sofia Espinosa stars as the brilliant, but troubled pop diva opposite Marco Perez, who plays Sergio Andrade, Trevi’s former producer and manager. The film boasts an all-star roster of producers including Matthias Ehrenberg (“Before Night Falls”), Barrie M. Osborne (“The Great Gatsby”, “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy) and Alan B. Curtiss (“Master and Commander,” “The Prestige”).

Picturehouse plans to release the film during the first quarter of 2015.

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