Pantelion and 3Pas prepare the American release of a film in Spanish with Verónica Castro


Can you imagine being young again? That’s the tagline for the new film produced by Eugenio Derbez and Ben Odell’s 3Pas Studios and Pantelion Films, which brings famed Mexican telenovela star Veronica Castro back to the big screen in a starring role in Cuando Sea Joven (When I was young).

This will be Castro’s first film to be released in the United States. The comedy-drama in Spanish will be subtitled in English.

In Cuando Sea Joven, Castro plays Malena, an elderly gray-haired widow in her 60s, who runs away from home when she discovers her children plan to send her to a nursing home.

As she wanders the streets of Mexico City, reflecting on her life, she enters a studio where the photographer asks her to think of her fondest memory and capture the moment. Well, somehow, like magic, it transforms her back into herself at 22 and gives her a second chance to live a version of the life she dreamed of and had missed.

Now impersonating “Maria”, played by Natasha Dupeyrón (Senior 89) to hide her true identity, she becomes the lead singer of her grandson’s band, trying to pursue her dream of singing, which she had to give up. While living this new phase, she also encourages her grandson not to give up on his own dreams.

The film reunites Castro with Dupeyrón, who both worked together on the hit Netflix original series The Casa de las Flores (House of Flowers)a black comedy/telenovela parody created by Mexican writer and director Manolo Caro.

Other cast members include Michael Ronda (Z-control), Eduardo Santamaria (Buscando a Frida), Pierre-Louis (Z-control) and Alejandra Barros (Buscando a Frida) with a special performance by Edgar Vivar (Chespirito, El Chavo del 8 ) and special participation of Maribel Fernández (Amores con trampa) and Manuel “Flaco” Ibañez (Hasta que el dinero separates us).

Cuando Sea Joven, directed by Raúl Martínez (El Mesero) and written by Juan Carlos Garzón and Angélica Gudiño, is an adaptation of the Korean film Miss Granny written and directed by Hwang Dong-Hyuk, creator of Netflix’s international hit squid game. The Spanish version was also produced in association with LimeLight Productions, CJ ENM and The Lift.

The film will premiere September 23 in more than 300 US theaters, following its debut in Mexico on September 15.

Pantelion Films, which distributes Cuando Mer Jovenpreviously released Derbez’s worldwide hit Instructions not includedwhich became the highest-grossing Spanish-language film of all time in the United States


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