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Paramount+ tapes “Money Heist” Rodrigo de la Serna – “El Salto de Papa”

Argentinian Rodrigo de la Serna leads the cast of Paramount+’s latest original film for Latin America, “El Salto de Papá”, based on the memoir of Argentinian author-journalist Martin Sivak.

Daniela Goggi (“Abzurdah”, “El Hilo Rojo”, “Maria Marta”), who co-wrote the screenplay with Andrea Garrote, will direct the pic which is expected to start filming in Argentina in the coming weeks. VIS, Paramount’s international studio, is producing the drama in association with two of Argentina’s top producers, Infinity Hill (“The Intruder,” “Staged”) and Rei Cine (“Zama,” “The Queen of Fear”).

The film is one of multiple Paramount+ original projects underway in Latin America and Spain as the streamer looks to ramp up its local slate. Competition for culture-specific premium content between streaming giants and Latin American studios continues to heat up as they source more original productions locally. Last June, when it launched in the UK, Paramount+ announced plans to order over 150 international originals by 2025.

De la Serna is best known for his role as budding criminal mastermind Palermo in Netflix’s mega-hit “Money Heist” (“La Casa de Papel”) as well as his performance in Walter Salles’ epic road movie, ” The Motorcycle Diaries,” alongside Gaël Garcia Bernal.

“‘El Salto de Papá’ will be a story steeped in courage and tenderness as a man seeks to understand his complicated father, giving us a new and unique perspective on this shared history,” said Federico Cuervo, Executive Vice President and head of VIS Americas who added, “We know that de la Serna, who is an extraordinary actor, will masterfully weave the intricacies and nuances of this character to tell this poignant story.”

In his memoirs, Martin Sivak attempts to come to terms with his father’s complex life and death. Set in 1980s Buenos Aires, it centers on Martin’s father, Jorge Sivak, who returns with his family after years of exile in a newly democratized Argentina, still reeling from decades of dictatorship. Shortly after their return, Jorge’s brother, Osvaldo Sivak, is kidnapped. Jorge is forced to take charge of the family business while leading the search for his brother and facing all the media attention.

Described as a multilingual, multicultural film and TV series production company with offices in the UK, Los Angeles and Buenos Aires. Infinity Hill, directed by Axel Kuschevatzky, Phin Glynn and Cindy Teperman, also produced “El Gerente” with Leonardo Sbaraglia for Paramount+. His other upcoming films include “Argentina, 1985” with Ricardo Darin and Peter Lanzani for Amazon; “Amor es Amor” with Rob Schneider and Vadhir Derbez; “Los Conspiradores,” titled by Guillermo Francella for HBO Max; “A Bit of Light” with Academy Award winner Anna Paquin and Ray Winstone; and the “Daughter of God” docuseries with Dalma Maradona for Discovery+.

Based in Buenos Aires, Rei Cine, founded by Benjamin Domenech, Santiago Gallelli and Matías Roveda, has a list of notable credits that include Valeria Bertuccelli’s Sundance hit “The Queen of Fear”; “The Accused” by Gonzalo Tobal, with Lali Espósito and Leonardo Sbaraglia; “The Dogs” by Marcela Said, with Alfredo Castro and Antonia Zegers as headliners; and the critically acclaimed “Zama” by Lucrecia Martel.