Los Angeles. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the brains behind the hit “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (2018), are preparing a comedy about a family of Cuban origin in Miami (USA), reported this Friday The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
Lord, who is of Cuban descent, and Miller will team up on this project with actresses Natalie Morales and Cyrina Fiallo, whose family roots are also connected to the Caribbean island.
The premise of this comedy is reminiscent of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (2002) and focuses on a Cuban-American woman who is forced to return to her traditional family home for a baptism, a quinceañera, a wedding, and a funeral.
The Universal studio decided to bet on this original idea by Morales and Fiallo, who will be in charge of writing and producing this film in which Lord and Miller will also be producers.
Lord and Miller swept away “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”, an extraordinary reinterpretation of spider-man from a postmodern and self-referential prism that starred an Afro-Latino boy from Queens (New York).
This film, with an amazing style that practically mimicked the style of the comics, gave them as producers the Oscar for the best animated film in a category with very powerful titles such as “Isle of Dogs” (2018) or “The Incredibles 2” (2018).
As directors, their careers include such films as “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” (2009), “21 Jump Street” (2012), and, above the rest, “The Lego Movie” (2014).
They were also going to be the main responsible for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” (2018), a film in the galactic saga about a young Han Solo, but they were fired by Lucasfilm from this project that ended up being a great failure of critics and public.
For his part, Morales has been seen in series such as “Parks and Recreation”, “Santa Clarita Diet” or “Dead to Me” and in films such as “Stuber” (2019).
And Fiallo’s acting career includes sporadic roles in television productions such as “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” or “Barry.”