Actor Gael García Bernal discusses Democracy and more in an exclusive featurette for the upcoming drama No, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD June 25. During a Q&A session at the Toronto International Film Festival, the actor also revealed that several men and women who were involved in the actual Chilean "No" campaign are featured in this film from director Pablo Larraín. Take a look at our exclusive segment of this interview, then pick up the Blu-ray or DVD of this Oscar-nominated film to see the rest.
Based on a true story, when Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, facing international pressure, calls for a referendum on his presidency in 1988, opposition leaders persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra, to spearhead their campaign. With scant resources and constant scrutiny by the despot's watchmen, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and free their country from oppression.Read More
Gael García Bernal has signed on to star in The Daily Show host Jon Stewart's directorial debut, Rosewater. We first reported on the project back in March, when it was announced that Jon Stewart is taking a 12-week hiatus from The Daily Show to make his first feature.
Jon Stewart wrote the screenplay, which was adapted from Maziar Bahari's 2011 book Then They Came For Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity and Survival. The book recounts the author/journalist's time in Iran, where he was supposed to go for one week to cover the country's national elections. Instead, he was held in an Iranian prison for 118 days, tortured and interrogated by a mysterious man who the writer described as smelling of rosewater. Gael García Bernal will play the reporter, who left his pregnant fiancee behind in London for what he thought was a routine assigment.Read More
In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael García Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.
We have the first trailer for No, which also stars Alfredo Castro, Luis Gnecco, and Antonia Zegers.Read More
Gael García Bernal is negotiating to star alongside Matthew McConaughey in The Dallas Buyers Club for director Jean-Marc Vallée (The Young Victoria).
We reported last May that Hilary Swank was in talks to star as well, although she has since left the project. The drama is based on the true story of Ron Woodroff (Matthew McConaughey), an AIDS patient who begins smuggling alternative drugs into the U.S. to enhance treatment of the deadly disease. The Texas electrician then clashes with the Food and Drug Administration, which wants to keep these drugs out of the country. Gael García Bernal will play an effeminate member of this title group.Read More
Gael García Bernal is in talks to play the Spanish swordsman, Zorro, in Fox's Zorro Reborn.
The reboot would take Zorro into a post-apocalyptic era. The story will not be set in California or Mexico, but a post-apocalyptic wasteland. The actor would play the masked vigilante bent on revenge.Read More
Johnny Depp has dropped out of the upcoming Pancho Villa biopic Seven Friends of Pancho Villa and the Woman with Six Fingers due to scheduling conflicts. The role will now go to either Benicio Del Toro or Gael García Bernal. Salma Hayek will also star in the biopic, although her role has not been disclosed.
We first reported on this project back in December 2009, when Johnny Depp first signed on. At the time, it was said that the movie wouldn't start production until 2011, due to Johnny Depp's numerous commitments to other projects. Now Johnny Depp has stepped away from Seven Friends of Pancho Villa and the Woman with Six Fingers all together, which will now be able to begin production in the near future. The project was also known as Wild Roses, Tender Roses, although the title will now be Seven Friends of Pancho Villa and the Woman with Six Fingers.Read More
The Wrap is reporting that actor Gael García Bernal is starring in a new biopic on the life of champion boxer Roberto Durán entitled Hands of Stone.
Ben Silverman told the site the movie isn't green lit yet and it wasn't clear when production might start.Read More
Y Tu Mama Tambien's Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna have joined Will Ferrell in Casa de Mi Padre, the Spanish-language comedy being directed by Matt Piedmont.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Genesis Rodriguez has also joined the cast, and will star as Will Ferrell's love interest, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Héctor Jiménez and Adrian Martinez.Read More