Cinelatino has closed a deal with distribution firm Alebrije Entertainment to acquire exclusive U.S. pay-TV rights to Colosio, El Asesinato (Colosio, the Assassination), the highly-controversial box office hit about the 1994 public assassination of Mexico’s president-in-waiting, Luis Donaldo Colosio.
Colosio was the highest-grossing Mexican film of 2012. The film was not released theatrically in the United States, making Cinelatino the first platform to make this film available to U.S. Hispanic audiences across the country.
Directed by the highly-acclaimed, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Carlos Bolado, Colosio is a fictional account about the shadowy details surrounding Luis Donaldo Colosio’s murder, including the widely-believed conspiracy theories linking the killing to rival politicians in Colosio’s own Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which ruled Mexico for 70 consecutive years beginning in 1930.
The film features high production values and a strong cast of top Mexican actors, including Kate Del Castillo (La Misma Luna, La Reina del Sur, Weeds), Daniel Gimemez Cacho (Get the Gringo, Arrancame la Vida, Y Tu Mama Tambien), Dagoberto Gama (Amores Perros; La Reina del Sur; El Infierno), Enoc Leaño (Rudo & Cursi, Frida), Tenoch Huerta (Dias de Gracia, Get the Gringo), Emilio Echevarría (Amores Perros, Y Tu Mama Tambien), and Karina Gidi (Abel; Estado de Gracia).