NASCAR, Eugenio Derbez working together on comedy film


NASCAR announced Monday it has entered a relationship with Hispanic actor/producer Eugenio Derbez to produce an original, comedic feature film set in the world of stock car racing. Derbez, named No. 1 on Variety’s Power of Latinos List in 2014, appeared in the 2013 film “Instructions Not Included.”

A press release said Derbez has racing experience in Mexico.

“I’m really excited about doing a movie with NASCAR,” Derbez said in a release. “They have built an amazing organization with an undeniable fan base. I’m humbled that they want to work with me and think we can do something very special together.”

Recently NASCAR announced it was also jointly producing a TV drama based on the world of stock car racing.