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Jack Rico

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2012/03/07 at 12:00am

Michael Peña will star in ‘Chavez’ from Diego Luna

03.7.2012 | By |

Michael Peña will star in 'Chavez' from Diego Luna

One of the most underrated Hispanic actors in Hollywood is Michael Peña. But little by little, his work is speaking volumes.

2011 he wowed audiences and critics with his perfomance in ‘The Lincoln Lawyer‘ and he might just do it again 2012 with Chavez from Mexican director Diego Luna, known mostly for his acting.

Peña will play the Mexican American labor activist Cesar Estrada Chavez, the man who organized the largest nonviolent protest in U.S. history to achieve its goal of obtaining basic human rights for more than 50,000 farm workers in California. Luna will direct the film, which will be co-produced by Canana Films and will feature Gael Garcia Bernal and John Malkovich in a long list of producers. Keir Pearson of ‘Hotel Rwanda‘ wrote the script.

Among the cast assigned to accompany Peña is America Ferrera who plays his wife, Helen Chavez, Rosario Dawson, who will also star as the right hand of Chavez, his assistant Dolores Huerta. This sounds like it’ll be very similar to ‘Milk’ where Luna co-starred opposite Sean Penn in 2008.

The film begins shooting in Mexico next month without an official release date.

Mack Chico

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2008/09/17 at 12:00am

Diego Luna at the JC Chavez premiere in Los Angeles

09.17.2008 | By |

Diego Luna at the JC Chavez premiere in Los Angeles

ESPN Deportes sponsored a special screening of JC Chavez, Diego Luna’s directorial debut at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF), on Monday, September 15, 2008 at the Mann Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood, California. The film recounts the struggle and success of Julio Cesar Chavez, a national hero from humble beginnings in Culiacan, Mexico to the ultimate boxing superstar.
 
ESPN Deportes and ESPN Classic will premiere JC Chavez on Saturday, September 27 at 10:00 p.m. EST/ 7:00 p.m. PST as part of the network’s Hispanic Heritage Month programming line-up.  The film will also be available on DVD starting September 30 for an SRP of $19.95, distributed by ESPN Home Entertainment. In addition, Netflix will offer the film for digital download.

 

Diego en el Festival Internacional de Cine Latino de Los Angeles (LALIFF)

In pic: Eric Conrad, Director of Programming and Acquisitions ESPN Deportes, Gerardo Quirama, Associated Manager Strategic Programming Planning ESPN Deportes and Diego Luna, Director of JC Chavez.

 

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