Maya Entertainment Acquires 'Greetings to the Devil'
The Colombian thriller features "Carlos" star Edgar Ramirez.
Maya Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to the thriller Greetings to the Devil (Saluda al Diablo de mi Parte), directed by Juan Felipe Orozco and written by Carlos Esteban Orozco. Maya will release the film theatrically and on its VOD platform.
Carlos star Edgar Ramirez, Ricardo Velez, Carolina Gomez, Salvador del Solar and Patrick Delmas topline the story of a former guerilla rebel who is forced once again to take up arms after a victim from his former life kidnaps his daughter. The Orozco brothers produced the film along with Alejandro Ángel Ortega; XYZ Films served as executive producers.
“The Orozco brothers, based in Colombia, are creating some of the most exciting and visceral cinema to come from Latin America," said Maya's director of acquisitions Tonantzin Esparza. "And we’re proud to bring their edgy new film with a gripping performance by Edgar Ramirez to the U.S. market."
Esparza negotiated the deal with Nate Bolotin and Nick Spicer of Celluloid Nightmares, which has also sold rights to the film in Canada (Mongrel), the U.K. (Revolver), Australia (Madman), France (Wild Side), Germany (Senator), Peru/ Ecuador/Bolivia (Star), Turkey (Calinos), the Middle East and Indonesia (Pt Amero).
On Wednesday, Maya acquired worldwide rights to Amy Wendel’s All She Can, which had its world premiere in dramatic competition at the Sundance Film Festival in January under the title Benavides Born.
Maya has recently released The Dry Land, Across the Line, Sins of My Father (Pecados de mi Padre) and Sympathy for Delicious. Without Men, starring Eva Longoria Parker, Christian Slater and Oscar Nunez, is forthcoming.