By Diana Buendia | 06/08/2009 - 17:00
Variety reports that the super-sexy Spaniard Javier Bardem is in negotiations to star alongside megastar Julia Roberts in the screen adaptation of No. 1 New York Times Best Seller Eat, Pray, Love.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/21/2009 - 13:00
Bestselling Brazilian author Paolo Coelho is in talks to develop two of his most popular novels into films.
The Alchemist was first published in Portuguese in 1988 a became world-wide success that has been translated into over 67 languages. The film has been in development with the Weinstein Co. since last year's Cannes film festival. Harvey Weinstein had originally announced Laurence Fishburne as the star of the film, but since then Fishburne joined the cast of CSI and replaced William Petersen as the hugely popular show's lead.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/20/2009 - 10:00
While giving an interview at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday, Pedro Almodóvar was asked how he manages to coax such amazing performances out of his actors. "I play all the roles on set," Almodóvar said. "In a film I made a long time ago, I even performed cunnilingus on an actress to show the actor how to do it," the legendary Spanish director told shocked reporters at a press conference for his new film, Broken Embraces, which is premiering at the festival.
By Yuliana Gomez | 05/18/2009 - 18:25
Actor and director Robert Redford is teaming up with New Mexico to give more opportunities in film to Native American and Hispanic filmmakers, the Daily News reports.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/18/2009 - 18:00
Fox Searchlight has given the green light to a new comedy about two very different families coming together to plan a wedding in just a few short weeks.
The movie is set to star Forrest Whitaker and Carlos Mencia as the fathers of the groom and bride respectively. America Ferrera will play Mencia's daughter in the as-yet-unnamed family film. It's being described as a film about the clash-of-cultures between two clans who's fathers must learn to set aside their differences for the sake of their children.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/15/2009 - 12:15
This one is definitely going to be tearjerker! In the trailer for the film Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire, we get a glimpse at the perfomances that had everyone buzzing at last year's Sundance Film Festival.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/12/2009 - 16:45
Adult film star Sasha Grey stars in The Girlfriend Experience, a new film by Steven Soderbergh that recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The title refers to, among other things, a special type of service currently offered by many escorts, which aims not not only to provide traditional sexual fare, but also the sense of intimacy and closeness normally provided by a girlfriend.
By Lee Hernandez | 05/12/2009 - 15:00
He’s only 25, but Spanish actor Javier Beltran is already being compared to the likes of Antonio Banderas—and making out with Twilight heartthrob Rob Pattinson. Now in his first major feature film, Little Ashes, which opened on May 8, Beltran stars as legendary Spanish writer Federico Garcia Lorca. The actor talked to us about playing a Spanish legend, why he thinks people compare him to Banderas and what it was like sharing hot make-out sessions with Edward Cullen himself.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 05/06/2009 - 14:30
In her upcoming movie My Sister’s Keeper, Cameron Diaz plays the tough mother of two teenage girls—the oldest is battling cancer (Sofia Vassilieva of NBC’s Medium), and the youngest (Abigail Breslin of Little Miss Sunshine) was genetically engineered to save her sister’s life. Diaz can be seen shaving her head in the film’s trailer (watch it here), but the actress told the L.A.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 05/06/2009 - 13:10
The film Next Day Air, directed by Benny Boom and starring Donald Faison, Cisco Reyes and Mos Def, is a clever action comedy about an unmotivated courier (Faison) who delivers the wrong package to two inadequate criminals (Wood Harris and Mike Epps), who subsequently try to sell the 10 kilos of high-quality cocaine found in said package. That is, until the rightful owners of the product show up looking for their stash. Of course, lots of hilarity and well crafted insanity ensues in between.