Focus World, the multi-platform distribution initiative that is owned and operated by Focus Features, has acquired USA rights to the dramedy “Puerto Ricans in Paris.”
Making its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival earlier this year (June), the film (a USA/France/Czech Republic co-production) is directed by Ian Edelman (HBO’s “How to Make It in America”), and stars Luiz Guzmánm, Edgar Garcia, Rosario Dawson, Rosie Perez, Alice Taglioni, Miriam Shor, and Frederic Anscombre, in a story that follows 2 detectives working in NYPD’s Luxury Goods Recovery Unit, who are responsible for taking down bootleggers selling knockoff consumer items. The pair is sent to Paris to help a French designer recover a bag that is of some significance, from her latest line.
“We set out to make a film that was fast and fun, centered around characters audiences could relate to and root for,” said Edelman and producer Joseph Zolfo. “Focus World immediately got our vision and has exciting ideas on how to launch the film.”
The deal was negotiated by UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers.
No trailer yet. But a clip from the film does exist and is embedded below: