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Mexican movie set for U.S release after wowing Sundance

January 27, 2009 |  9:00 am

"Rudo y Cursi" ("Tough and Corny"), the latest film starring Mexican stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, is set for release in the United States after wowing the judges at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah last week, reports Reuters.

"Rudo y Cursi" is the first offering from Cha Cha Cha, a production company formed by Mexican directors Guillermo del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth", "Hellboy"), Alfonso Cuaron ("Children of Men," "Y Tu Mama Tambien") and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu ("Babel," "Amores Perros").

The film, which launched in Mexico in December, is the country's fifth-largest grossing film ever. Watch the trailer below.

Garcia Bernal -- who became a father for the first time earlier this month with the birth of a son -- told Reuters that he has no plans to make the move to Hollywood despite his growing popularity north of the border.

-- Deborah Bonello in Mexico City