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Eduardo Cisneros On Writing Emotional Family Story with Half Brothers [Exclusive Interview]

Eduardo Cisneros
Eduardo Cisneros wrote Half Brothers

Back in 2013, Eduardo Cisneros contributed to writing one of the best bilingual productions with Instructions Not Included with Guillermo Rios, Leticia Lopez Margalli, and Eugenio Derbez. Thanks to that film, it launched Derbez’s career in the United States that led him to multiple English-language films for the famed Mexican actor.

As for Cisneros, the better question is if he could ever repeat the writing in the same emotional comedy-drama category. With Half Brothers, it looks like he did.

The Focus Features comedy starring Luis Gerardo Mendez and Connor del Rio will make you laugh, smile, and cry. The feel-good comedy-adventure takes two unlikely half brothers to cross country in a scavenger hunt initiated by their dying father.

Luke Greenfield (Let’s Be Cops, The Girl Next Door) helmed the project from the script written by Cisneros and Jason Shuman.

Here’s the short synopsis of the film:

Renato (Mendez), a successful Mexican aviation executive, is shocked to discover he has an American half-brother he never knew about, the free-spirited Asher (Del Rio). The two very different half-brothers are forced on a road journey together masterminded by their ailing father, tracing the path their father took as an immigrant from Mexico to the United States.

ALSO CHECK OUT: Half Brothers: Luke Greenfield Breaks The Cliché About Mexico With Humor [Exclusive Interview]

LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with writer Eduardo Cisneros on coming up with the story of Half Brothers. In this discussion, he told us about his personal connection and the little tie-in Easter eggs in the film.

Eduardo Cisneros co-wrote and co-produced the number one Spanish-language film of all time, Instructions Not Included. For years, he wrote for numerous international productions, including La familia P. Luche, Toma libre, XHDRbZ, and the Latin Grammy Awards for the years 2011-2013.

Half Brothers releases in theaters today.

Watch the exclusive interview below with Eduardo Cisneros. Let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Focus Features

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