AFM: Universal Buys Spanish Rights to 'A Perfect Day'

Benicio Del Toro

Benicio Del Toro plays Lado, the brutal enforcer of a drug cartel headed up by Salma Hayek, in Oliver Stone's Savages.

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Film is the first English-language title for the always popular Fernando Leon de Aranoa

Universal Pictures Spain has acquired Spanish rights to Fernando Leon de Aranoa's much-anticipated English-language debut, A Perfect Day, scheduled for release in 2015.

Benicio del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko and Melanie Thierry star in the follow-up to Leon's much acclaimed hard-hitting social critiques, like Mondays in the Sun, which featured Javier Bardem as an unemployed Spaniard.

A Perfect Day focuses on a group of aid workers trying to remove a cadaver from a well in a war zone, where it was intentionally thrown to spoil the water so people can't drink. But the simplest of tasks can become impossible when the real enemy is irrationality.

Reposado and Mediapro co-produce the film, which is backed by Spanish pubcaster TVE, Canal Plus Spain, Telecable and Orange. West End is handling international sales and will be showing a new promo of the film at AFM this week.