EXCLUSIVE: With its world premiere on January 26 at the Sundance Film Festival, Mr. Pig is the third feature Diego Luna has directed – but it might be the one closest to his heart. “I spent five years working again with writer Augusto Mendoza to create a very personal story about fatherhood, our relationship with animals and Mexico,” the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor told me about his film. “Mr. Pig is a love letter to our parents, and our take on the road trip story in which the landscape of Mexico became it’s own character.”
Check out our look above at the Danny Glover and Maya Rudolph starring pic about finding a new home for a hog and healing old wounds.
Luna certainly feels the Mr. Pig actors gave it their all. “As we journeyed through Jalisco, we felt honored to see such astonishing performances unfolding from Danny Glover and Maya Rudolph,” he says. “We can’t wait to share the story with audiences at Park City.”
Set for three screenings at Sundance, the bilingual Mr. Pig is produced by Luna, Gael García Bernal and Pablo Cruz’s now 11-year old Canana. Bernal, Julián Levin Balcells and Arturo Sampson serve as EPs with Luna and Cruz as producers. Preferred Content is handling North American sales for Mr. Pig.
Kicking off tomorrow in a snowy Park City, the Robert Redford founded fest runs until January 31.