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Mariana Dussan

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2013/05/02 at 12:00am

Is "Jimmy P" Benicio del Toro’s Hollywood comeback?

05.2.2013 | By |

Is "Jimmy P" Benicio del Toro's Hollywood comeback?

Benicio Del Toro will debut his return from war at the Cannes Film Festival.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Arnaud Desplechin’s “Jimmy P,” which stars the actor, will show for the first time at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

In the drama, Del Toro plays Jimmy Picard, a Plains Indian of the Blackfeet nation who returned home from WW II with unexplainable medical problems. While receiving treatment at the Winter Clinic in Kansas he becomes friends with French-American ethnologist and psychoanalyst George Devereux, played by Mathieu Amalric. The film is based on Devereux’s non-fiction book “Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian.” Read More

Mariana Dussan

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2013/04/16 at 12:00am

Argentinian Julie Gonzalo in "Veronica Mars"?

04.16.2013 | By |

Argentinian Julie Gonzalo in "Veronica Mars"?

A Latina actress looks to reprise her small screen role on the big screen as the cult classic TV series “Veronica Mars” is in the works to become a feature film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, there is a possibility Julie Gonzalo will be involved in the project by director Rob Thomas. “Nothing’s for certain, but I would love to be a part of it,” she told the publication. “That was a really fun gig for me.”

If you are having a hard time remembering the Argentinian actress, think back to “Freaky Friday” and “A Cinderella Story” where she plays the mean rich girl. Most recently she played Pamela Rebecca Barnes in the TNT revival of “Dallas.” Read More

Mariana Dussan

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2013/04/16 at 12:00am

What exactly went down with Aubrey Plaza at MTVMA’s

04.16.2013 | By |

What exactly went down with Aubrey Plaza at MTVMA's

Puerto Rican actress Aubrey Plaza at the MTV Movie Awards interrupted Will Ferrell in the middle of his acceptance speech for the Comedic Genius Award and tried to repeatedly take his golden popcorn as she held a drink in her hand. According to MTV, after the stage crash producers asked Plaza to leave the show.

A close-up of the actress on stage reveals that she had “The To Do List” written on her chest, that is the name of the new CBS Films’ comedy where the half Puerto Rican actress plays Brandy Clark, a high school girl whom after feeling the pressures of having to be sexually experienced before she goes off to college makes a to do list of things to accomplish before the fall. Read More

Mariana Dussan

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2013/04/11 at 12:00am

Almodóvar’s "I’m So Excited" to open LA Film Festival

04.11.2013 | By |

Almodóvar's "I'm So Excited" to open LA Film Festival

In Los Angeles the time is nearing to break out that famed Pointer Sisters record and maybe a Spanish dictionary because according to Film Independent in celebration of its 19th year, the LA Film Festival will kick off with the North American Premier of Pedro Almodovar’s “I’m So Excited!” as the opening night film.

The Spanish director” is the cinematic gift who keeps on giving,” David Ansen, the festival’s artistic director said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  “For four decades he’s amazed us with movies that are funny and dangerous, lovable and challenging, subversive and wildly inventive.  It’s a privilege and pleasure to present his latest comic treasure as our opening night film.” Read More

Mariana Dussan

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2013/04/05 at 12:00am

Demián Bichir to debut as director in "Refugio"

04.5.2013 | By |

Demián Bichir to debut as director in "Refugio"

In the drama “A Better Life” Carlos Galindo an undocumented immigrant from Mexico works illegitimately as a gardener in order provide his son opportunities he never had.  For this heartfelt role, the Mexican actor Demián Bichir earned an Academy Award nomination in 2011 that has set his career ablaze.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bichir is going to the next level and will make his debut as director and screenwriter for the indie love feature “Refugio.” The film tells the story of a young dreamer’s journey from being a boy to becoming a man. Born in the circus, he leaves his family and everything he knows behind in order to find a long lost love. Read More

Mariana Dussan

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2013/04/04 at 12:00am

Zoe Saldana to join Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy?

04.4.2013 | By |

Zoe Saldana to join Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy?

As a futuristic group of heroes prepares to save our galaxy from evil the only question in mind is: will a Dominicana jump on board and become “the deadliest woman in the whole galaxy?”

Yesterday, The Hollywood Reporter learned exclusively that Dominican actress Zoe Saldana is in negotiations to play Gamora in the James Gunn directed “Guardians of the Galaxy.” If a deal is reached she would join Chris Pratt, who is playing Star-Lord, and Dave Bautista, who is playing Drax the Destroyer. No word on who would portray the remaining team members: Groot a fireproof tree-like creature and Rocket Raccoon an anthropomorphic animal skilled in shooting.  Read More

Mariana Dussan

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2013/03/26 at 12:00am

Diego Boneta "auditions" for Batman

03.26.2013 | By |

Diego Boneta "auditions" for Batman

Imagine Batman. You are seeing a powerful man in an all-black skin-tight leather suit which outlines his muscular body, a black flowing cape, and a black mask with pointy bat ears that only reveals his mouth and eyes.  For years, many gentlemen have taken on this heroic role, each one giving the character a personal influence.

Last week, The Hollywood Reporter gave a new chap the opportunity to “don the figurative cape” and let’s just say that his influence on the legendary character was nothing less than unforeseen.  Read More

Mack Chico

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2012/12/05 at 12:00am

Pedro Almodovar to be celebrated by Academy

12.5.2012 | By |

Pedro Almodovar to be celebrated by Academy

Pedro Almodovar is being honored again, and this time, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in London.

The event will feature a conversation with Almodovar and discussions with friends, colleagues and family members including Agustin Almodovar, filmmaker Stephen Frears, fashion guru Jean-Paul Gaultier, composer Alberto Iglesias and scriptwriter Peter Morgan.

Almodovar’s most recent film was The Skin I Live In, which grossed about $22 million worldwide and was released by Sony Pictures Classics in the U.S., where it grossed about $3.2 million.

His next film will be called Los Amantes Pasajeros (Standby Lovers) with Paz Vega as part of the cast. The Spanish movie, which Almodovar also wrote, follows a group of travelers who are placed in life-threatening situation aboard a plane flying to Mexico City. The passengers are defenseless in the face of danger, which provokes colorful confessionals that are their way to put out of mind the possibility they might be about to die.

Along with Vega, the movie stars Javier Camara (Talk to Her), Cecilia Roth (All About My Mother) and Lola Duenas (Volver). Spanish comedians Carlos Areces, Raul Arevalo and Jose Maria Yazpik are also in the cast.

Agustin Almodovar, the director’s brother, is producing the film. It is expected to shoot in Madrid this summer and will be released in spring 2013 by production company El Deseo.

Mack Chico

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2012/12/05 at 12:00am

Guatemalan Oscar Isaac joins thriller ‘Mojave’

12.5.2012 | By |

Guatemalan Oscar Isaac joins thriller 'Mojave'

Guatemalan actor Oscar Isaac will be joining ‘Mojave,’ a thriller directed by William Monahan. Isaac who is one of the hottest rising actors in Hollywood will be a part of a story involving a desert escape by a criminal.

The director Monahan, won an Oscar for penning the Martin Scorsese crime drama The Departed, also wrote the script.

For those of you Latinos who don’t know who Isaac is, he was in The Bourne Legacy, Drive, Sucker Punch, Ten Years, Won’t Back Down and Madonna’s ‘W.E.’. Soon you can see him in Joel and Ethan Coen’s ‘Inside Llewyn Davis‘ about a musician in Greenwich Village.

‘Mojave’ will begin production in early 2013. 

Mack Chico

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2012/10/30 at 12:00am

‘Sin City 2’: Robert Rodriguez has an official release date!

10.30.2012 | By |

'Sin City 2': Robert Rodriguez has an official release date!

Theres is an official release date for “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” from Mexican-American director Robert Rodriguez. It is scheduled for release October 4, 2013.

Rodriguez wrapped up “Machete Kills” in 29 days before jumping into “Sin City 2” and is shooting on his soundstages in his native Austin. But while the movie may be underway, casting for major parts is still underway. So far, the only Latinas casted are Jessica Alba and Rosario Dawson, who played Nancy Callahan and Gail respectively. Alba received a lot of screen time and her character was key for many scenes along Mickey Rourke. 

Rourke’s character, Marv, was killed in the original film but this story precedes that tragic fate. Of note in the article, too, is the fact that Angelina Jolie, who was expected to play the major role of Ava, is not likely to appear. So that role is still being cast. Same goes for Dwight, originally played by Clive Owen. Owen was expected to return but apparently Dwight’s story in “Sin City 2” sees him get facial reconstruction so they will likely just recast the character. 

Rodriguez and co-director Frank Miller wrote the script for the new movie, which is a combination of comics storylines and a new one written specifically by Miller for the movie. One of the storylines being adapted is A Dame to Kill For, originally published in 1993 and featuring a man named Dwight entangled in a complicated and deadly relationship with a femme fatale named Ava.

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