You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Mexican epic ‘Cristiada’ sets cast

Garcia, Moreno, O'Toole, Longoria Parker sign on

Andy Garcia, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Peter O’Toole, Eva Longoria Parker and Bruce Greenwood have been cast in Mexican historical epic “Cristiada” for NewLand Films, which is producing and financing.

Production began Monday with visual FX veteran Dean Wright directing and Pablo Jose Barroso producing. Oscar Isaac, Santiago Cabrera, Ruben Blades and Nestor Carbonell are also starring.

Pic’s touted as the largest Mexican-produced film and will shoot for 12 weeks in various locations around the country including Mexico City, Durango, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi and Puebla.

Wright and Michael James Love penned the screenplay for “Cristiada,” centered on the 1926-29 Cristeros war, touched off by a rebellion over the Mexican government’s 1917 attempt to remove the influence of the Catholic Church and secularize the country.

Wright supervised vfx on “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” and its sequel “Prince Caspian,” the last two “Lord of the Rings” pics, “Titanic” and “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”

More Film

  • Patrick Stewart

    Variety to Honor Patrick Stewart at Hamptons Film Festival

    Andy Garcia, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Peter O’Toole, Eva Longoria Parker and Bruce Greenwood have been cast in Mexican historical epic “Cristiada” for NewLand Films, which is producing and financing. Production began Monday with visual FX veteran Dean Wright directing and Pablo Jose Barroso producing. Oscar Isaac, Santiago Cabrera, Ruben Blades and Nestor Carbonell are also […]

  • Patrick Stewart U.S. citizenship

    Savannah Film Festival to Honor Patrick Stewart, Salma Hayek and John Boyega

    Andy Garcia, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Peter O’Toole, Eva Longoria Parker and Bruce Greenwood have been cast in Mexican historical epic “Cristiada” for NewLand Films, which is producing and financing. Production began Monday with visual FX veteran Dean Wright directing and Pablo Jose Barroso producing. Oscar Isaac, Santiago Cabrera, Ruben Blades and Nestor Carbonell are also […]

  • Kung Fu Panda 3

    Oriental DreamWorks Unveils Five Projects, Promotes Peilin Chou

    Andy Garcia, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Peter O’Toole, Eva Longoria Parker and Bruce Greenwood have been cast in Mexican historical epic “Cristiada” for NewLand Films, which is producing and financing. Production began Monday with visual FX veteran Dean Wright directing and Pablo Jose Barroso producing. Oscar Isaac, Santiago Cabrera, Ruben Blades and Nestor Carbonell are also […]

  • Phil Lord and Chris Miller

    Phil Lord, Chris Miller to Direct ‘Martian’ Author Andy Weir’s ‘Artemis’

    Andy Garcia, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Peter O’Toole, Eva Longoria Parker and Bruce Greenwood have been cast in Mexican historical epic “Cristiada” for NewLand Films, which is producing and financing. Production began Monday with visual FX veteran Dean Wright directing and Pablo Jose Barroso producing. Oscar Isaac, Santiago Cabrera, Ruben Blades and Nestor Carbonell are also […]

  • Leonardo DiCaprio to Play Teddy Roosevelt

    Leonardo DiCaprio to Play Theodore Roosevelt in Martin Scorsese-Directed Biopic

    Andy Garcia, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Peter O’Toole, Eva Longoria Parker and Bruce Greenwood have been cast in Mexican historical epic “Cristiada” for NewLand Films, which is producing and financing. Production began Monday with visual FX veteran Dean Wright directing and Pablo Jose Barroso producing. Oscar Isaac, Santiago Cabrera, Ruben Blades and Nestor Carbonell are also […]

  • Sony Pictures logo

    Sony Executives Eric Fineman, Dan Kagan Leaving Studio (EXCLUSIVE)

    Andy Garcia, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Peter O’Toole, Eva Longoria Parker and Bruce Greenwood have been cast in Mexican historical epic “Cristiada” for NewLand Films, which is producing and financing. Production began Monday with visual FX veteran Dean Wright directing and Pablo Jose Barroso producing. Oscar Isaac, Santiago Cabrera, Ruben Blades and Nestor Carbonell are also […]

  • Tom WlaschihaHBO's 'Game Of Thrones' Season

    International Newswire: ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Tom Wlaschiha Boards U-Boat Drama ‘Das Boot’

    Andy Garcia, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Peter O’Toole, Eva Longoria Parker and Bruce Greenwood have been cast in Mexican historical epic “Cristiada” for NewLand Films, which is producing and financing. Production began Monday with visual FX veteran Dean Wright directing and Pablo Jose Barroso producing. Oscar Isaac, Santiago Cabrera, Ruben Blades and Nestor Carbonell are also […]

More From Our Brands