Maya picks up 'Casi Divas'

Spanish-language comedy in U.S. theaters this August

Maya Entertainment has acquired U.S. theatrical and home entertainment rights to the Spanish-language comedy from Mexico, "Casi Divas."

Written and directed by Issa Lopez and scored by composer Hans Zimmer, "Divas" is the story of four ambitious and beautiful young women from four very different corners of Mexico who get caught up in the frenzy that sweeps the country during a nationwide talent search for a lead role in a movie.

Produced by Luz Maria Rojas for Columbia Pictures Producciones Mexico, the local production arm of Sony Pictures Entertainment, the film stars Maya Zapata, Ana Layevska, Patricia Llaca, Daniela Schmidt and Julio Bracho.

In Mexico, it opened at number one at the boxoffice and was among the top five grossing films of 2008.

A theatrical release in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and San Diego is planned for Aug. 21, followed by a national rollout.