Ron Perlman-Starring Revenge Thriller ‘The Gentleman’ Picked Up by Film Factory (EXCLUSIVE)

Film Factory has picked up rights to Luis Gabriel Beristáin’s revenge action thriller “The Gentleman,” a Spain-Mexico co-production starring an international cast led by Golden Globe-winner Ron Pearlman.

Produced by Spanish company Esto También Pasará (“Ferocious Wolf,” “The Boogeyman: The Origin of the Myth”) and Mexican outfit SDB Films (“The Deal”), shooting on “The Gentleman” is already underway in San Sebastián, Spain, and will run for six weeks. The film is scheduled to be released by Universal in Spain in 2025.

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Uruguay’s Juma Fodde (“You Shall Not Sleep,” “Lobo Feroz”) penned the film’s screenplay, which is adapted from Carlos Augusto Casas’ Spanish novel “Ya no quedan junglas adodnde regresar.”

“The Gentleman” turns on an aging former U.S. soldier named Theo (Perlman), who spends his days dreaming about better times that are now years behind him. Each week, Theo meets with Olga, a prostitute he pays to talk with him about who he once was and what he might have been under different circumstances. When Olga is murdered, Theo embarks on a blood-soaked revenge tour that quickly catches the attention of an alcoholic police inspector named Iborra and the cold-blooded hitman Herodes.

Esto También Pasará producer Álvaro Ariza says, “I fell in love with the story when I first read the book and immediately thought it deserved to be told on the big screen.”

Perlman leads an impressive and internationally-recognized cast that includes eight-time Ariel Award winner Damián Alcázar (“Narcos”), two-time Goya Award nominee Hovik Keuchkerian (“Money Heist”), Megan Montaner (“30 Coins”), Marco de la O (“El Chapo”), and Dominican Latin Grammy-nominated recording artist Natti Natasha.

“The Gentleman” marks Beristáin’s feature debut. With a rich background as a director of photography and cinematographer, Beristáin has collaborated with renowned filmmakers such as Guillermo del Toro, Derek Marman, David Mamet, and David Ayer. His recent work includes the live-action/CG hybrid “Harold and the Purple Crayon,” set to hit theaters later this year. Previous credits include “Blade 2,” “Black Widow,” “Iron Man,” and the Marvel TV series “Agent Carter.”

According to the director, “Entering into this world of feelings, of those who grow before adversity, being able to work hand in hand with the actors and being able to confront the novel and translate it into the audiovisual language from a new perspective, is an exciting challenge. I hope that all the international experience I have gained throughout my career can be reflected in my work.”

Film Factory director Vincente Canales is excited by the film’s prospects and explained, “Without a doubt, it is going to be one of the most interesting titles of Spanish cinema in 2025.”

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