Deadline reports Gael García Bernal is officially playing Zorro in the much-anticipated remake of the movie entitled, Z.
This news has come after years of speculation that the Mexican actor will pursue the role. Directed by Jonás Cuarón, the new film will be a futuristic version of the classic legend.
"I have always loved Gael for this role," said Mark Amin, one of the producers, told Deadline. "Zorro is a hero who is charming, witty and clever. Gael possesses all those characteristic and he’s able to deliver them with a modern spin to introduce the Zorro character to a new audience.”
This is Bernal's first major movie role. Back in 2013, he told Vulture that playing Zorro would be a fun challenge. "I’ve never done a big studio movie like [Zorro]," García Bernal said Bernal. "So I’m kind of curious to see what it is like. It looks kind of fun. Why not?"
No further details of the film have been released.