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Andy Garcia and Eva Longoria star in For Greater Glory, in theaters today. The action packed and historical film depicts the Cristeros War (1926-1929) in Mexico and follows the lives of devout Mexican patriots who risk their life in an attempt to defeat an oppressed regimen. Expect to see familiar faces from this A-list Hispanic cast project, Oscar Isaac (Drive), Mexican soap opera heartthrob Eduardo Verástegui and music legend Rubén Blades.
In casting news, Cameron Diaz and Benicio Del Toro have signed on to co-star in Agent: Century 21. The action film will be directed by newcomer Adam Hashemi. According to Variety, Diaz will play a real estate agent and recent divorcee who gets kidnapped and thrown in the midst of a Mexican drug war led by Cartel boss Del Toro. This will be their first film collaboration.
Anthony Hopkins has officially signed on to star as Ernest Hemingway in Andy Garcia’s Hemingway and Fuentes. The film will be financed and directed by Garcia, who will also be co-staring as Gregorio Fuentes, a boat captain that befriends and inspires Hemingway to write the famous tale “The Old Man and the Sea.” The project is currently in pre-production with production to start in early 2013.
Robert Rodriguez has been busy casting all the hottest Latina women in Hollywood for Machete Kills. Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez will be reprising their roles and joining them are Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard and Zoe Saldana. No word yet on Vergara’s or Saldana’s storyline but rumor has it Saldana will be one of Machete’s girls, with a kissing scene.
Gael García Bernal is one busy man these days. He co-starred in Casa de Mi Padre and A Little Bit of Heaven this year and is currently filming Hands of Stone with Ryan Kwanten in Puerto Rico. He also signed on to be the next Zorro in Zorro Reborn. But there’s another project Bernal is passionate about, No, a Chilean drama that just got picked up by Sony Classics at Cannes. Co-starring with Bernal are Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Marcial Tagle, Nestor Cantillana, Jaime Vadell and Pascal Montero. The film is based on a true life events and according to Variety the story goes like this: When Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet called for a referendum on his presidency in 1988, opposition leaders persuaded a brash young advertising executive, portrayed by Garcia Bernal, to spearhead their campaign.
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