After critically-acclaimed turns in End of Watch, American Hustle and several other supporting roles, Michael Peña is ready to cement his leading man status in Cesar Chavez. Actor-filmmaker Diego Luna directs this biopic, which shows this activist's struggles as he fought to secure better living wages for farm workers. Rosario Dawson, John Malkovich and America Ferrera round out the cast of this upcoming drama, in theaters March 28.
In Cesar Chavez, director Diego Luna presents a powerful cinematic portrait of the legendary activist. The film stars Michael Peña (End of Watch, Lionsgate's Academy Award-winning Crash) in the title role, along with America Ferrera (Ugly Betty, End of Watch), Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Seven Pounds) and John Malkovich (In the Line of Fire, Summit Entertainment's Red and Red 2).
Chronicling the birth of a modern American movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Passionate but soft-spoken, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. Chavez inspired millions of Americans from all walks of life who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual's ability to change the world.