Mauricio Ochmann and Aislinn Derbez — two of the biggest actors in Spanish-language TV and film — have acquired feature film rights to The New York Times’ best-selling author Don Miguel Ruiz’s book The Toltec Art of Life and Death.
The story that follows the author’s near-death experience will be developed as in English-language feature through their through Ochmann and Derbez’s newly formed production company A Toda Madre Entertainment.
Ochmann’s hit TV show El Chema, which he also executive produced, recently concluded it’s 70-episode run as one of the highest-rated TV shows in the history of NBCUniversal’s wholly owned Spanish-language network Telemundo. During its 10PM slot, El Chema also often was the highest-rated show among ages 18-34.
Derbez, whose father is Eugenio Derbez, recently received strong reviews for her English-language performance as the female lead in Joe Swanberg’s Netflix original movie Win It All, which debuted over the weekend.
A Toda Madre Entertainment is headed by manager-producer Larry Robinson, who is also Ochmann’s manager. Ochmann also is repped by CAA, and Derbez is repped by UTA.
Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy.