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The promotional preview of I Don’t Expect Anyone to Believe Me hints at an electrifying adventure led by a central character who narrates his strange and unanticipated odyssey. Drawing from his previous connections to criminal circles, Mexican author Juan Pablo Villalobos creates a novel categorized as “autobiographical fiction.” The imminent movie version of Villalobos’ well-received book is looking to be a commendable inclusion in Netflix’s collection of international treasures.
The preview for the forthcoming sardonic crime thriller opens with a declaration that “[e]verything I’m writing in this novel is true — I can verify it. And I won’t demand that anyone believe me.” Stemming from Juan Pablo Villalobos’ prize-winning novel with the identical name, the concise yet intense trailer for I Don’t Expect Anyone to Believe Me (No voy a pedirle a nadie que me crea) offers a lively and exciting escapade, enriched with a leading character describing the unexpected and peculiar twist his life has taken — without expecting anyone to accept it as truth.
The author’s history with a criminal organization led him to “compose the novel of his dreams,” described as an “autobiographical fiction.” In the preview, graduate student Juan Pablo plans a trip to Barcelona to pursue a PhD in Literature. But when he thinks life is starting to stabilize, a single phone call disrupts everything. Before departing Mexico, Juan Pablo becomes entangled with an illicit group that inspires his award-winning book, as his life begins to follow a threatening, lunatic path.
Handled by Zeta Studios and Exile Content, directed by Fernando Frías (I’m No Longer Here), I Don’t Expect Anyone to Believe Me adds to Netflix Mexico’s array of forthcoming films, featuring titles like Pedro Páramo, The Great Seduction (La gran seducción), The Darkness Within La Luz del Mundo, A Deadly Invitation (Invitación a un asesinato), Hurricane Season (Temporada de huracanes), and the pending adaptation of Bárbara Anderson’s The Two Hemispheres of Lucca. Additionally, Villalobos’ other book, Down the Rabbit Hole (Fiesta en la Madriguera), is part of the distinguished line-up.
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The Forthcoming Crime Thriller Joins Netflix’s Collection of International Titles
Published in 2020, I Don’t Expect Anyone to Believe Me is one of Villalobos’ most outstanding creations to date, made more engaging by its humorous perspective on genuine tragedies depicted in his writing. While previous adaptations from books to films have been inconsistent in success, the forthcoming adaptation seems poised to become an admirable extension of Netflix’s extensive array of international masterpieces.
There’s no announced release date for the approaching movie, but FilmSweep will provide updates when new details are accessible. The trailer and official synopsis are available to watch and read below.
“Juan Pablo Villalobos moves with his girlfriend Valentina to pursue a PhD in Literature in Barcelona. However, prior to his departure from Mexico, he becomes immersed in a criminal organization, motivating him to author the novel of his dreams, even as his life takes absurd and dark twists.”
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What is ‘I Don’t Expect Anyone to Believe Me’ about?
Answer: ‘I Don’t Expect Anyone to Believe Me’ is an upcoming satirical crime thriller based on an “autobiographical fiction” novel by Mexican writer Juan Pablo Villalobos. It details the protagonist’s unexpected journey into a criminal network, inspiring him to write a novel. The film adaptation is coming to Netflix.
Who is directing the film adaptation of ‘I Don’t Expect Anyone to Believe Me’?
Answer: Fernando Frías is directing the film adaptation of ‘I Don’t Expect Anyone to Believe Me.’
When is the release date for ‘I Don’t Expect Anyone to Believe Me’?
Answer: As of the information provided, no specific release date has been announced for the film.
Is the novel ‘I Don’t Expect Anyone to Believe Me’ based on true events?
Answer: The novel is categorized as “autobiographical fiction.” While inspired by the author’s past involvement in a criminal network, the extent of its factual basis is not detailed in the text.
What other films are joining Netflix Mexico’s upcoming slate?
Answer: Other upcoming films in Netflix Mexico’s slate include Pedro Páramo, The Great Seduction (La gran seducción), The Darkness Within La Luz del Mundo, A Deadly Invitation (Invitación a un asesinato), Hurricane Season (Temporada de huracanes), and the forthcoming adaptation of Bárbara Anderson’s The Two Hemispheres of Lucca.
Who are the producers of ‘I Don’t Expect Anyone to Believe Me’?
Answer: The film is produced by Zeta Studios and Exile Content.
What other novels has Juan Pablo Villalobos written?
Answer: In addition to ‘I Don’t Expect Anyone to Believe Me,’ Villalobos has also written the novel ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ (Fiesta en la Madriguera).