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The official trailer for Diego Luna's Cesar Chavez is now online. Even for those who don't know the story of the Civil Rights activist and labor organizer, this trailer does a wonderful job at setting up the events of the biopic. Starring Michael Peña (End of Watch) in the title role, Cesar Chavez takes a look at the man's life from laborer to leader, and the non-violent demonstrations he championed.
Also starring America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, and John Malkovich, Cesar Chavez opens in theaters March 28th. Hit the jump to watch the trailer.
Here's the official trailer for Cesar Chavez (via Yahoo!):
In Cesar Chavez, director Diego Luna presents a powerful cinematic portrait of the legendary activist. The film stars Michael Peña (End of Watch, Lionsgate’s Academy Award-winning Crash) in the title role, along with America Ferrera (Ugly Betty, End of Watch), Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Seven Pounds) and John Malkovich (In The Line of Fire, Summit Entertainment’s Red and Red 2).
Chronicling the birth of a modern American movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Passionate but soft-spoken, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. Chavez inspired millions of Americans from all walks of life who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power ...
A few casting notices tonight:
Blake Lively and Ellen Burstyn signed on to lead the romantic drama The Age of Adaline about a young woman who stops aging after a near-fatal accident.
Craig Roberts will take a supporting role in 22 Jump Street. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum go undercover at college in the sequel.
Speaking of the Jump Street star, Channing Tatum joins the voice cast of the Guillermo del Toro-produced cartoon Book of Life along with Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, and many more.
More on each project after the jump.
Last we heard in 2012, Isabel Coixet came on board to direct The Age of Adaline after it passed through the hands of Gabriele Muccino and Andy Tenant, and just as Katherine Heigl left the project. According to Deadline, Lee Toland Krieger (Celeste and Jesse Forever) is the latest director attached to the rich premise. Adalade (Lively) stops aging after an accident at 29 years old: "Over the 20th century she embarks on an epic, but isolated worldwide journey, keeping her secret, until she meets a man who forever alters her life."
Ice Cube, Amber Stevens, and Wyatt Russell join Roberts in the 22 Jump Street supporting cast. All THR knows is Roberts will play a character named Spencer. Principal photography began earlier this month with Phil Lord and Chris Miller returning to direct.
Deadline also lists Kate del Castillo, Ron Perlman, Cheech Marin, Hector Elizondo, Placido Domingo, Ana de la Reguera, Eugenio Derbez, Gabriel Iglesias, Ricardo “El Mandril” Sanchez, and Danny Trejo for the Book of ...
I still remember how I felt after leaving DISTRICT 9 for the first time- surprised, shocked and utterly thrilled. I couldn’t count down the days fast enough leading up to the release of Neil Blomkamp’s ELYSIUM and when that day came it seems maybe my excitement got the best of me. I don’t want to [...]
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Opening this weekend is Will Ferrell’s Spanish language comedy Casa de mi Padre. The film centers on Ferrell as Armando Alvarez, a Mexican rancher who must save his family’s farm while simultaneously fending off the drug lord, Onza, played by Gael Garcia Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries) and winning the hand of the lovely Sonia, played by Genesis Rodriguez (Man on a Ledge). As Dave said, to sum it up in just a few words: passion, adventure, intrigue, betrayal, sex, danger, romance, guns, cigarettes, special effects and slaps. The film also stars Diego Luna, Efren Ramirez and Nick Offerman. For more on the film, here’s fourteen clips and a fifteen-minute making of featurette.
Recently, I got to speak with Diego Luna. During the interview he talked about how he got cast, how he always wanted to work with Will Ferrell, his favorite director, movie and actor, and more. Hit the jump to watch.
And if you missed my video interviews with Will Ferrell, Genesis Rodriguez, Nick Offerman, click the links.
:15 Reveals his favorite director, movie and actor.
2:22 Talks about how he got involved in the project. Says he’s always wanted to do films like Will Ferrell’s and he got to do one in Spanish.
3:45 Says he’ll get killed if he talks about Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium.
Following a number of short, mini-teaser trailers for Casa de Mi padre, the first full-length trailer has finally arrived. The movie, entirely in Spanish, stars Will Ferrell as a Mexican rancher who must save his family’s farm while defeating a notorious drug lord and winning the hand of the lovely Sonia. This trailer is absolutely ridiculous, and that’s a very, very good thing. Ferrell is at his most goofy here, and the film looks to be a laugh riot. The supporting cast is surprisingly fantastic (Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna) and a swell appearance by Parks and Recreation’s Nick Offerman as the American in the film put a big smile on my face.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Casa de Mi Padre opens March 16th.
Click over to Yahoo! to watch in HD.
Here’s the official synopsis for Casa de mi Padre:
Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) has lived and worked on his father’s ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch encounters financial difficulties, Armando’s younger brother Raul (Diego Luna) shows up with his new fiancée, Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez). It seems that Raul’s success as an international businessman means the ranch’s troubles are over as he pledges to settle all debts his father has incurred. But when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul’s business dealings turn out to be less than legit, all hell breaks loose as they find themselves in a war with Mexico’s most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal).
We’ve been provided with five clips from the crime thriller Contraband. The film is set in the world of international smuggling and stars Mark Wahlberg as a man trying to escape his days as a criminal. When his brother-in-law (Caleb Landry Jones) botches a deal, Wahlberg’s character must settle his brother-in-law’s debt in order to keep him safe from a drug boss (Giovanni Ribisi).
Hit the jump to check out the clips. The film also stars Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, J.K. Simmons, and Diego Luna. Contraband opens January 13th, 2012.
Here’s the official synopsis for Contraband:
Mark Wahlberg leads the cast of Contraband, a fast-paced thriller about a man trying to stay out of a world he worked so hard to leave behind and the family he’ll do anything to protect. Set in New Orleans, the film explores the cutthroat underground world of international smuggling — full of desperate criminals and corrupt officials, high-stakes and big payoffs — where loyalty rarely exists and death is one wrong turn away. Chris Farraday (Wahlberg) long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after his brother-in-law, Andy (Caleb Landry Jones), botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi), Chris is forced back into doing what he does best — running contraband — to settle Andy’s debt. Chris is a legendary smuggler and quickly assembles a crew with the help of his best friend, Sebastian (Ben Foster), for one final run to Panama and back, hoping to return with ...
The trailer for Contraband has gone online and I have no idea what differentiates it from other Mark Wahlberg crime movies. He's either a cop or a good-guy criminal and in this movie he's the latter. He plays a former smuggler who's called back into the game when his brother-in-law (X-Men: First Class' Caleb Landry Jones) steals from the wrong gangster (Giovanni Ribisi with a bizarre, distracting accent). Wahlberg then puts together a team of crooks (including characters played by Ben Foster and Lukas Haas) and it looks a little like The Italian Job with smuggling and cool duct tape masks. Hopefully, the film will have something to make it stand apart from other movies where Wahlberg plays a frantic, hard-nosed character.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and a number of new images. The film also stars Kate Beckinsale, J.K. Simmons, and Diego Luna. Contraband opens January 13, 2012.
Click over to Yahoo! Movies to see the trailer in HD.
Here's the official synopsis for Contraband:
Mark Wahlberg leads the cast of Contraband, a fast-paced thriller about a man trying to stay out of a world he worked so hard to leave behind and the family he’ll do anything to protect. Set in New Orleans, the film explores the cutthroat underground world of international smuggling — full of desperate criminals and corrupt officials, high-stakes and big payoffs — where loyalty rarely exists and death is one wrong turn away. Chris Farraday (Wahlberg) long ago abandoned ...
We’ve got a couple of casting stories for you this evening. First up, Variety reports that Diego Luna is in talks to join director Neill Blomkamp’s (District 9) highly anticipated upcoming sci-fi flick Elysium. The cast now includes Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, William Fichtner, Wagner Moura, Sharlto Copley and Alice Braga. Plot details are under wraps, but Foster recently stated that she plays the head of an alien planet, and we know that the story is set 100 years in the future on a distant planet. Blomkamp wrote and will direct the film which is set to begin filming this summer. Elysium hits theaters on March 1st, 2013.
Additionally, the perpetually crazy-haired Cyndi Lauper has joined the cast of Robert Saitzyk’s music-centered flick The Last Beat. Written and directed by Saitzyk, the film centers on “a rock star who goes to Paris in a search for a more artistic existence as a poet and writer.” THR reports that the original soundtrack will feature songs inspired by 70’s music (from Rock to French Pop), and filming is set to commence in Paris this summer. The cast includes Shawn Andrews (Dazed and Confused), French actress Virginie Ledoyen, Cameron Richardson (Hard Breakers) and Seymour Cassel (The Royal Tenenbaums).