Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez has signed a first-look production deal with Pantelion Films.

The Instructions Not Included star will develop Spanish and English-language projects for Latin and North American audiences through his 3Pas production company.

A statement from Pantelion Films Ceo, Paul Presburger, says, "We are thrilled to take our longstanding relationship with Eugenio to the next level.

"He is a true auteur in every sense of the word, and he has an amazing ability to tap into the shared passions of Latino and American audiences."

Derbez's 2013 comedy/drama, Instructions Not Included, is the most successful domestic release ever for a Spanish-language film, grossing $44 million (£26 million) in the U.S. after hitting movie theatres a year ago (Sep13).