By Mariela Rosario | 10/07/2009 - 14:10
Gabriel García Márquez's novel Memories of My Melancholy Whores tells the tale of a 90-year-old man who, for his birthday, gives himself one evening of “wild love with an adolescent virgin.” Codirector and producer Ricardo del Rio is attempting to bring the famed author's vision to life and is in the process of filming an adaptation of the book.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/01/2009 - 10:16
Josh Brolin is set to replace Sean Penn as the star of the Asger Leth-directed drama Cartel. Leth will be making his feature directing debut with Cartel. He previously directed the critically acclaimed 2006 documentary Ghosts of Cite Soleil. The film will begin shooting January in Mexico City.
Sean Penn was going to star in the film, but he left the project in June to take a break from acting for personal reasons.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/21/2009 - 11:48
Lee Daniels's Precious, produced by Oprah Winfrey and based on the novel Push by Sapphire, took home the top prize over the weekend at the Toronto Film Festival. The coveted audience award at the festival is a traditionally seen as a predictor for Oscar contenders. Last year's audience award winner was a little film called Slumdog Millionaire.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/08/2009 - 10:05
This week at the Venice International Film Festival, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez traded in his red beret for the red carpet. Oliver Stone’s documentary, South of the Border, about the embattled leader, premiered this week at the Italian film festival, and the director said he is prepared for strong reactions from both sides of the political spectrum.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/01/2009 - 10:08
Zoë Saldana seems to be carving a niche for herself in the sci-fi film department, and hard-core fans of the genre couldn’t be happier. The Star Trek star was recently nominated for two Scream awards, which honor the best in the sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comedy genres. "Eight out of the ten highest grossing films of all time are in the Scream genres, which is due to the incredible passion and loyalty of these fans," said Casey Patterson, executive producer of the awards show.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 08/31/2009 - 17:46
Comedian George Lopez recently had a funny conversation with his Valentine’s Day co-star Ashton Kutcher about the merits of Twitter. When Lopez told Kutcher that he was embarrassed by his 20,000 followers in the face of Kutcher’s staggering 3.5 million devotees, Kutcher explained that it’s not all about the numbers. “It’s about how you move the fish,” he said. “It’s how you work the tool.” Kutcher added that he and his wife, actress Demi Moore, have come to rely on Twitter as a form of communication.
By Anabell Romero | 08/14/2009 - 14:52
Summit’s third Twilight film, Eclipse, adds Latin flavor to the cast with the addition of Colombian actress Catalina Sandino Moreno, who will play the role of Maria. Catalina, best known for her Academy Award Nominated role in Maria Full of Grace, will star as a vampire who is described in Stephenie Meyer's book as a petite brunette with a soft voice who tries to create a newborn army of vampires, recruiting the Confederate soldier Jasper to her cause.
By Christine Estevez | 08/13/2009 - 12:32
Rapper/actor Curtis Jackson, commonly known as 50 Cent, is set to costar in an upcoming poker-themed movie feauturing Puerto Rico’s sexiest and most talented actor, Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro. And if that's not enough Latin flavor, reggaeton sensations Wisin & Yandel are also said to be making an appearance in the still-unnamed film.