The feature, directed by Cristina Costantini and Kareem Tabsch, tells the story of gender non-conforming astrologer Walter Mercado. Mercado mesmerized millions of Latino viewers over four decades before he disappeared out of the public eye. He died on Nov. 2, 2019 at age 87. The film will premiere at Sundance on Jan. 24 and will debut on Netflix this summer.
Costantini, Tabsch and Alex Fumero are producers on the project, while Darren Foster, Lisa Leingang, Mona Panchal and Jeffrey Plunkett serve as executive producers. Muck Media, Key Rat, Inc., and Topic Studios produced.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Eugenio Derbez and Raul De Molina are featured in the documentary.
The festival will run from Jan. 23 to Feb. 2 in Park City, Utah. Multiple films have already sold. For example, Haifaa Al-Mansour’s “The Perfect Candidate” was acquired by Music Box Films, while Olivia Colman and Anthony Hopkins’ “The Father” was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.