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Jack Rico


2016/04/07 at 8:27am

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Trailer Debuts With Multicultural Cast

04.7.2016 | By |

Star Wars fans… watch this trailer debut of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ aka Star Wars VIII. See anything different, see anything that stands out? The whole cast is basically diverse! I believe it is the first time a Star Wars film has introduced a full lead diverse cast.  Read More

Mariana Dussan


2014/07/31 at 12:10pm

Interview: Zoe Saldana and Benicio del Toro Talk “Guardians Of The Galaxy”

07.31.2014 | By |

“Guardians of the Galaxy,” one of the most anticipated films this summer, is finally arriving to theaters this Friday! What’s best is that Zoe Zaldana and Benicio del Toro, two prominent Hollywood-Latinos, have amazing roles in the film. In this interview, they discuss their roles in-depth and the reasons they decided to be a part of the film.

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Jack Rico


2014/02/19 at 10:23am

New Trailer: Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

02.19.2014 | By |

It’s here! The teaser trailer for Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ starring an ensemble casts that includes Oscar winner Benicio del Toro and Zoe Saldana. The trailer shows us some glimpses of action and a real good look at the lot of characters. The film is directed by James Gunn and seems to be the most ambitious project from Marvel Studios. Read More

Jack Rico


2013/07/02 at 3:20pm

First photo of Benicio Del Toro as Pablo Escobar in ‘Paradise Lost’

07.2.2013 | By |

And here we have it. The first official photograph of Benicio Del Toro playing Colombian druglord Pablo Escobar in Paradise Lost. 

I had written an article about the news back in November od 2012 about Del Toro taking the gig after his “savage” performance in Oliver Stone’s Savages. He stole all the scenes in that film and word was that he could even be nominated come award season time. Even though he wasn’t, his acting left a mark and producers and directors were alert to him playing a druglord in a leading role in the future.  Read More

Mack Chico


2012/11/15 at 12:00am

Benicio del Toro to be Pablo Escobar in ‘Paradise Lost’!

11.15.2012 | By |

Pablo Escobar. The Colombian druglord who is considered one of the greatest villains in history is coming to Hollywood’s big screen and Benicio del Toro will play him in “Paradise Lost”.

This will be the first Escobar movie that will made of him, even though Telemundo’s current hit novela, “Pablo Escobar, El Patrón del Mal” is like a mini-movie.

His story has been trying to lift off the ground by various directors: The Grey director Joe Carnahan, The Lincoln Lawyer director Brad Furman, and actors were supposed to play him such as: Javier Bardem, Edgar Ramirez, but no go. It’s been in development hell.  Read More

Mack Chico


2012/05/10 at 12:00am

Del Toro and Diaz team up in ‘Agent: Century 21’

05.10.2012 | By |

Del Toro and Diaz team up in 'Agent: Century 21' just reported that Latino heavyweights Cameron Diaz and Benicio Del Toro have joined Agent: Century 21.

Adam Hashemi, a first time director, will be making his debut and looks like it will be an action comedy. The script is written by Greg Brooker.

From what has been gathered, Diaz and Del Toro will be part of a story that follows a down-on-her-luck real estate agent who accidentally is caught up in a Mexican drug war (sound a lot like Knight and Day, the movie Diaz did with Tom Cruise).

This pairing is a great sign for Hispanic actors in Hollywood – it says that there are Latinos who can be leads in a Hollywood movie not just supporting actors like. It is also one of the few times two Latinos are the sole protagonists of a big movie in who knows when.

The film is set to start shooting sometime in September.

Jack Rico


2012/04/16 at 12:00am

Savages: New pics with Hayek, Bichir, Del Toro

04.16.2012 | By |

Savages: New pics with Hayek, Bichir, Del Toro

Latinos are in the house in the new film SAVAGES from Universal Pictures. Benicio del Toro, Demián Bichir and Salma Hayek star in Oliver Stone‘s new film.

We just received some new pics of the cast, plus some of the gringos on it like Grease/Saturday Night Fever star John Travolta and Gossip Girl Blake Lively. Do yourself a favor and check them out below…

Stone who is known for doing gritty movies and getting the best out of his actors through juicy roles, with someone getting an acting nod in this saga, promises one hell of a ride.

Here’s the official synopsis of ‘Savages’: Three-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone returns to the screen with the ferocious thriller Savages, featuring the all-star ensemble cast of Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir. The film is based on Don Winslow’s best-selling crime novel that was named one of The New York Times’ Top 10 Books of 2010.  Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry–raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town…until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them.  When the merciless head of the BC, Elena (Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon–with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (Travolta)–wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.

Mack Chico


2009/03/26 at 12:00am

Benicio del Toro, Sean Penn & Jim Carrey are ‘The Three Stooges’!

03.26.2009 | By |

Benicio del Toro, Sean Penn & Jim Carrey are 'The Three Stooges'!

MGM and the Farrelly brothers are closing in on their cast for “The Three Stooges.”

Studio has set Sean Penn to play Larry, and negotiations are underway with Jim Carrey to play Curly, with the actor already making plans to gain 40 pounds to approximate the physical dimensions of Jerome “Curly” Howard.

The studio is zeroing in on Benicio Del Toro to play Moe.

The film is not a biopic, but rather a comedy built around the antics of the three characters that Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Howard played in the Columbia Pictures shorts.

The quest by the Peter and Bobby Farrelly to harness the project spans more than a decade and three studios. They first tried at Columbia, again at Warner Bros., and finally at MGM, where Worldwide Motion Picture Group chairman Mary Parent championed the cause and bought the WB-owned scripts and made a deal with Stooges rights holders C3.

Production will begin in early fall for a release sometime in 2010. The Farrellys, who wrote the script, are producing with their Conundrum partner Bradley Thomas, and Charlie Wessler.

C3 Entertainment principals Earl and Robert Benjamin will be executive producers.

Project will get underway after Penn completes the Asger Leth-directed Universal/Imagine Entertainment drama “Cartel.” He hasn’t done a comedy since the 1989 laffer “We’re No Angels.”

The Farrellys have long had their eyes on Del Toro to play Moe. Del Toro, who’s coming off “Che,” showed comic chops in the Guy Ritchie-directed “Snatch.”

The surprise is the emergence of Carrey to play Curly. Howard established the character as a seminal physical comedian, from the first time he appeared in the first Stooges short in 1934 until he suffered a stroke on the set in 1946.

Mack Chico


2009/02/27 at 12:00am

Benicio del Toro’s ‘Wolfman’ reveals concept art

02.27.2009 | By |

Benicio del Toro's 'Wolfman' reveals concept art

Director Joe Johnston’s upcoming Wolfman is promising to be one of the more anticipated films of 2009. Thanks to both SlashFilm and ShockTillYouDrop, a bunch of concept art depicting Benicio Del Toro’s ZBrushCentral forums were released. These are some cool transformation sequences from Del Toro’s human side to Wolfman. 

You can check out the photo below of all the individual pieces arranged together. They were produced by special effects artist Rick Baker, who has been working on this project for a while.

As far as I can tell, these look like maquettes or even bronze statues that Baker created for use on Wolfman. Benicio Del Toro plays Lawrence Talbot, who is bitten by a werewolf and turns into one. His human love interest is played by Emily Blunt and Anthony Hopkins plays his father, Sir John Talbot. Hugo Weaving plays Detective Aberline who investigates the murders. The Wolfman is being directed by Joe “Captain America” Johnston and will be released in theaters on November 6th later this year.

Enjoy the pics!




Jack Rico


2008/11/12 at 12:00am

EXCLUSIVE! 8 never before seen clips from ‘CHE’!

11.12.2008 | By |

EXCLUSIVE! 8 never before seen clips from 'CHE'!

With a month to go before its US release (December 12th and Jan 9th, 2009) we obtained 8 never before seen movie clips from ‘Che’ starring Academy award winning actor Benicio del Toro and a prolific Latino cast.

These clips are in Spanish without English subtitles, just the way director Steven Soderbergh intended them to be. Cameos include Julia OrmondFranka Potente and yes… Matt Damon as a US agent having a whole conversation speaking in Spanish. 

We were surprised at the various Latino dialects we heard from Colombia, Puerto Rico and even Mexican, from many actors who were trying to sound Cuban. But at the end of a 5 hour journey through the life of Guevara, it is the last of your worries.

Nevertheless, we will have a review of the film in December. We enjoyed it, if it matters to you, so enjoy these clips and we hope they help you judge whether you want to invest your time and money in the film.

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