Netflix, the world’s leading internet television network, announced today the biographical series The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story will debut exclusively on Netflix October 20, 2017.Read More
Back in March we posted the new trailer to Disney/Pixar’s Coco. Now, they have announced their new Latino voice cast, plus has revealed a first look at their new poster. According to co-director Adrian Molina, “Our voice cast is incredibly talented, helping to shape our eclectic group of characters. Each actor has told us they find something relatable in this film, so they’re finding it easy to capture the heart of this story—it’s all about family, so we hope that these characters will resonate with everyone.” Check out the full cast after the jump.Read More
Word of the new “Scarface” remake directed by Chilean born Pablo Larrain has set all the talent agencies amuck trying to find the new Tony Montana. We here at ShowBizCafe.com have decided to make their job a little easier. We’ve chosen three guys that should have no problems in nailing down the role. Read More
This week at a roundtable, I had the opportunity to chat with Diego Luna, director of the upcoming film Cesar Chavez. During the half hour-long segment the passionate Luna shared details of his four-and-a-half-year journey and the obstacles he had to overcome in order to bring the story of a nearly forgotten Mexican leader, Cesar Chavez, to fruition.Read More
By 2013 it seemed that Paulina Rubio’s career had no limits as became an American household name overnight. In 2012, Rubio released the single “Boys Will Be Boys,” from her EP “Bravisima,” which peaked at No. 16 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Songs, among others charts. That same year, she also starred in the second season for “La Voz … México” (Sept. 9 until Dec. 16 of 2012).Read More
This year the Golden Globes had three opportunities to recognize Hispanic talent, yet they took only one giving the Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón the award for Best Director. Now with the Oscars soon arriving will Hispanics have a better chance?Read More
Every year the power of the Latino consumer grows more and more, and this in turn has forced Hollywood to open its doors (though very slowly) for actual Hispanic movies. Not just films that have a Latino in there somewhere, but films that have a genuine and legitimate story to tell. In 2014 we have films that have assembled immense Latino casts with Latino directors, that also highlight stories about our community and cultures. In celebration of this feat we give you the 5 Best Hispanic Films you need to watch in 2014!Read More
We have not heardanything fromMexican directorAlejandro González Iñárrituafter hisgrimdrama ‘Biutiful‘ starringJavierBardem,whose filmrecibióntwo Oscar nominations2010for Best Foreign Filmand BestActorrespectively.
Sothatmandoing?Last yearthere was talk thatwas going todirect TheRevenantwith SeanPennand LeonardoDiCaprio,but thatwasin the air.
NowVarietyreports thatIñárrituisinterested in adaptingJenniferVogel‘s memoir“Flim-FlamMan: TheTrueStoryOfMy Father’sCounterfeitLife“.SupposedlyNew Regencywill be the studydistributor,but none of thisis official.We will beopen onthis to seehow it movesthe peanutsin the comingmonths.Could weseePenélope Cruzand JavierBardemin the film?
One of themost underratedHispanic actorsin Hollywood isMichaelPeña.But littleby little, hiswork isspeaking volumes.
2011 he wowed audiences and critics with his perfomance in ‘TheLincolnLawyer‘ and he might just do it again 2012 with ‘Chavez‘from Mexican director Diego Luna, known mostly for his acting.
Peñawill play theMexican Americanlabor activistCesar Estrada Chavez, the man whoorganized thelargestnonviolent protestinU.S. historyto achieve itsgoal of obtainingbasic human rightsfor morethan 50,000farm workers inCalifornia.Lunawill direct the film, which will beco-produced byCananaFilmsand will featureGael GarciaBernalandJohnMalkovichin a longlistof producers.KeirPearsonof ‘HotelRwanda‘ wrotethe script.
Amongthe castassignedto accompanyPeñaisAmerica Ferrerawho playshis wife, HelenChavez,Rosario Dawson, whowill also staras the right handof Chavez,his assistantDoloresHuerta.This sounds like it’ll be very similar to ‘Milk’where Lunaco-starredopposite SeanPennin 2008.
The filmbegins shootingin Mexico nextmonth withoutanofficialrelease date.