Fernando Velazquez (The Impossible, Crimson Peak, A Monster Calls, Hercules, The OrphanageDevil) has been tapped to score the upcoming family adventure drama My Penguin Friend. The film is directed by David Schurmann (Little Secret, Desaparecidos) and stars Jean Reno and Adriana Barraza. The movie is based on a true story and centers on the friendship between a fisherman and lonely father who has turned away from the world in the wake of tragedy and a little lost penguin who recharges his spirit and heals his family . Paulina Lagudi and Kristen Lazarian (Trust) wrote the screenplay. Jonathan E. Lim and Steven P. Wegner (The Garfield Movie, Dolphin Tale 2) are producing the project with Andreas Wentz, Robin Jonas (Mr. Brooks), Shaked Berenson & Patrick Ewald (The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot) and Nicolas Veinberg (Elsa & Fred, Wild Oats). My Penguin Friend will be released in U.S. theaters on August 16, 2024 by Roadside Attractions.