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Jack Rico

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2012/10/29 at 12:00am

Latino directed ‘On the Road’ has a new poster!

10.29.2012 | By |

Latino directed 'On the Road' has a new poster!

The second official theatrical poster for ON THE ROAD just came in to our offices! This new movie fronted by an American and British cast, has a high Latin American quotient beginning with director Brazilian Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries, Central Station). He has also surrounded himself with other eminent Latinos such as the screenwriter of the film Puerto Rican Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries, Trade, Letters to Juliet). Rounding out the supporting actors is Brazilian Alice Braga (I Am Legend, City of God, Predators, Repo Men) and Aragorn himself, Viggo Mortensen, who grew up in Argentina and speaks perfect Spanish. You could see him speak that great Argentinian Spanish on our video player to the left. 

It is quite impressive to know that the people behind this very American film are Latin Americans. Even I had to scrunch my eyes when I saw who was in charge. Nonetheless, it is great to see studios such as IFC having faith in Latino filmmakers to be able to produce and lead even the most of American of movies.

Based on the iconic novel by Jack Kerouac, ON THE ROAD tells the provocative story of Sal Paradise (Sam Riley), a young writer whose life is shaken and ultimately redefined by the arrival of Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund), a free-spirited, fearless, fast talking Westerner and his girl, Marylou (Kristen Stewart). Traveling cross-country, Sal and Dean venture out on a personal quest for freedom from the conformity and conservatism engulfing them in search of the unknown, themselves, and the pursuit of “it” — the pure essence of experience.

The cast is led by Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams, Tom Sturridge, Danny Morgan, Elisabeth Moss amongst our Latino actors mentioned above.

The film will be released December 21, 2012.

New 'On the Road' Poster

Jack Rico

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2012/02/27 at 12:00am

Viggo Mortensen and Christian Bale together in…

02.27.2012 | By |

Viggo Mortensen and Christian Bale together in...

Christian Bale is seeking out Spanish speaking Viggo Mortensen to interpret the villain of his new movie ‘Out of The Furnace’ with Casey Affleck, Garrett Hedlund, Taylor Kitsch and Channing Tatum in the mix to interpret Bale’s brother.

Mortensen, was brought up in Argentina and Venezuela, currently he’s finished 2 movies: ‘On the Road’ from the Brazilian director Walter Salles and written by Puerto Rican Jose Rivera and ‘Everyone Has a Plan’. Both are to be released very soon.

Bale, who seems to be moving away from successful movies such as ‘The Dark Night Rises’, is excited to start shooting. Filming will begin before the summer and before Bale starts ‘King of Cups’ from Terrence Malick.

The thriller, previously titled ‘The Low Dweller’, is a vengeance movie from the 70’s about an ex-convict who swears to get revenge on those that killed his brother. 

The movie is set in Indiana in 1968 and Bale will interpret the ex-convict ‘Slim’, with legendary Robert Duvall in talks of having a supporting role. The screenplay has been compared to having a similar tone as ‘No Country for Old Men’.

‘Out of The Furnace’ was almost made in 2008 when Leonardo DiCaprio was supposed to star with Ridley Scott directing, but it was never carried out because of the screenwriters’ strike.  

Mack Chico

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2011/02/25 at 12:00am

Viggo Mortensen could be Zod in Superman Reboot

02.25.2011 | By |

Viggo Mortensen could be Zod in Superman Reboot

How cool that Argentina raised Viggo Mortensen could be in the new Superman Reboot? The Spanish speaking actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter is being pursued by producer Christopher Nolan and director Zack Snyder to play the main villain, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Viggo Mortensen, known for The Lord of the Rings trilogy and who is in discussions for Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman, is said to be at the top of the list to play General Zod, the evil and super-powered scientist first introduced in Superman II from 1980 played by Terrence Stamp. The question is now which role will Mortensen want to do more?

The actor who made the  Spanish speaking film ‘Alatriste’ is said to be just a “person of interest,” much like Kevin Costner is for the role of Jonathan Kent. The shot of both of them getting their respective gigs is pretty solid.

Director Zack Snyder is in the midst of meeting various actors for the Zod and Kent roles and three female parts well. There is no secret that whoever lands these sough after roles will be having a very nice life for the next ten years as Superman is looking to become a WB franchise for the ages.

Check out our interview we did with Viggo for his movie ‘Good’ a few years ago: click here.

Below is the character of Zod that Mortensen might play soon. Terrence Stamp originated the role in 1980 for Superman II.

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