WATCH: Johnny Depp Visits Old Puerto Rico in ‘The Rum Diary’
By Amaris Castillo | 08/30/2011 - 13:00

Come fall, we will be able to see how Puerto Rico looked back in the 1950s—thanks to the new film The Rum Diary, which hits theatres October 28. Johnny Depp stars in the film, based on the semi-biographical book by late journalist/author Hunter S. Thompson, about a freelance journalist at a crossroads in his career who travels to the island in hopes of finding a secure niche for himself. Puerto Rican actor Amaury Nolasco costars alongside Depp in the highly anticipated film.


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EXCLUSIVE: Andy Garcia
EXCLUSIVE: Andy Garcia on Latino Actors: "We Don't Specialize in Latino Parts"
By Lee Hernandez | 08/22/2011 - 19:09

When we think of Andy Garcia, we think of the Cuban-American actor not as a great "Latino" actor, but rather as a great actor—period!


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Zoe Saldana: "I Don’t Settle for Conventional Roles"
By Amaris Castillo | 08/18/2011 - 10:00

Zoe Saldana was once a feminine tomboy—or so our September cover girl described herself in the September issue of GQ.  “I had my plastic swords, my ninja stars,” she said, “but I still wore lipstick.” 

WATCH: First Official 'Colombiana' Trailer Drops, Starring Zoe Saldana!


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Star Tracker: Zoe Saldana, Luis Medina, Zuleyka Rivera and more!
Star Tracker: Zoe Saldana, Sandra Vergara, Zuleyka Rivera and more
By Amaris Castillo | 08/17/2011 - 13:52

— Colombia has its first 3D animated film out next month, Tr3s reports.  Directed by Jairo Carrillo, Pequeñas Voces (Little Voices) it is a compilation of four children (ages 8-13) telling their own life stories. According to the website, Pequeñas Voces is about how Colombia’s internal guerrilla way has affected its youth. Adult voices are completely ignored in the film.


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Esai Morales Sounds Off on Latinos in Hollywood
Esai Morales on Latinos in Hollywood: "I'm still waiting for our 'Roots'"
By Amaris Castillo | 08/15/2011 - 14:00

Esai Morales, star of new film Gun Hill Road, sounded off recently to BET.com about Latino roles in Hollywood.  The 48-year-old Puerto Rican actor stars alongside Judy Reyes and up-and-coming transgender actress Harmony Santana in the film, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film FestivalGun Hill Road is about an ex-convict who returns home to the Bronx


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Antonio Banderas on Pedro Almodóvar: "He Saw My Departure as a Betrayal”
By Amaris Castillo | 08/15/2011 - 12:45

Antonio Banderas opened up recently about his once-rocky working relationship with director Pedro Almodóvar.  The pair, both from Spain, didn’t work with one another for about two decades.  Banderas, who stars in Almodóvar’s new film, La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In), told a French newspaper that the director saw his depar


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POLL: Who Should Play Pablo Escobar?
POLL: Who Should Play Pablo Escobar?
By Latina Staff | 08/01/2011 - 11:30

A plan is in full swing to make a movie about late Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar, with director Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) at the helm. Escobar, who was murdered in 1993, once controlled 80 percent of the cocaine shipped to the United States and was named one of the ten richest people on earth by Fortune and Forbes magazines.  


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WATCH: Selena Gomez’s First Ever Film Role!
By Amaris Castillo | 07/29/2011 - 11:30

Before Selena Gomez soared to stardom with her role in Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place, she was just a local Texas girl who Robert Rodriguez decided to cast in his first Spy Kids film. 

Beauty Transformation: Selena Gomez


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Chilean Miners Movie
Casting the Chilean Miners Movie!
By Lee Hernandez | 07/25/2011 - 10:37

For months we've been hearing that the riveting true story of the Chilean miners, who were trapped underground for 69 days would be turned into a movie, and now TVGuide.com is reporting that Mike Medavoy (the producer of the Oscar-nominated film, Black Swan) has acquired the rights to the story and he's tapped Jose Rivera—the scribe who wrote the Che Guevara biopic, The Motorcycle Diaries—to adapt the fil


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'The Dark Tower' With Javier Bardem Gets Ax
'The Dark Tower' With Javier Bardem Gets the Ax
By Amaris Castillo | 07/20/2011 - 10:30

The Dark Tower, a three-part movie franchise and TV series that was supposed to star Javier Bardem, has been canceled, reports the Hollywood Reporter. Universal Pictures backed out of the huge project, which was going to be an adaptation of famous author Stephen King’s seven-part fantasy Western series. The project encountered a series of problems including budgetary issues and the fall start date being pushed.


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