has joined the cast of Sony Pictures’ upcoming drama Miracles from Heaven, slated for a March 2016 release. He will star opposite Jennifer Garner, Martin Henderson and Queen Latifah.
The film, which follows the story of a mother whose faith is tested when her daughter is stricken with an incurable illness, is written by Randy Brown, will be directed by Patricia Riggen and produced by Joe Roth, TD Jakes and DeVon Franklin.
Derbez will be playing the role of Dr. Nurko, the leading pediatric GI doctor in the country and one of the few doctors that has success treating the deadly disease.
Derbez recently wrote, directed, edited, produced and starred in Instructions Not Included and can next be seen opposite Gerard Butler and Ed Harris in the Warner Bros. blockbuster Geostorm, directed by Dean Devlin.
Derbez is represented by UTA and Behr & Abramson, LLP.