Latin Hollywood Report: Borat Goes Latino, Fergie's Big Break and More...

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The Knight is Bright in Mexico

While Christian Bale takes care of his domestic issues in the UK, his film The Dark Knight can add another broken record to the stack. Besides having the most successful opening weekend in box office history, The Dark Knight also had the strongest debut of any film in Mexico this year (so far), beating out Iron Man, The Chronicles of Narnia and Kung-Fu Panda. But before the producers start popping champagne corks (or, maybe, bottles of tequila) they should keep in mind the DK still came in a distant second to Spider-Man 3 for the biggest opening weekend in Mexican history. Spidey trounced the Dark Knight's $6.74 million take with nearly twice that ($12.9 million in it's first three days of release).

Borat Goes Latino

Fresh off the success of Borat and the upcoming Bruno, Sasha Baron Cohen is looking south of the border for inspiration for his next on-screen persona. The British comedian is developing a comedy called Accidentes, about a Latino ambulance-chasing attorney. According to Daily Variety, the main character will "transform from contingency attorney to hero of the working class when he helps an immigrant win a judgment against his wealthy employer after a landscaping mishap. He also becomes the enemy of LA's power elite." Sounds like Sasha is starting to steal Carlos Mencia's thunder...

Nine Lives for Fergie

She's ready for her close-up, Mr. Marshall. Fergie's ready to put down the mic for a minute and try her hand at acting by joining the cast of Rob Marshall's musical Nine, which also stars Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman and this year's best actor and actress Oscar winners Daniel-Day Lewis and Marion Cottilard. Not a bad bunch to surround yourself with for your first foray onto the big screen. Well, Fergie did have a small part in Robert Rodriguez's Grindhouse, but for her sake we'll just pretend that never happened.

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