You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Eva Longoria banner builds ‘Class’ act

David Grossman to helm drama rooted in 2009 doc about Mexican-American case

“Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria is set to exec produce a feature remake of Carlos Sandoval and Peter Miller’s award-winning 2009 documentary “A Class Apart” through her UnbeliEVAble Entertainment banner.

Sandoval and Miller will produce the pic, which David Grossman (“Desperate Housewives”) is onboard to direct and exec produce.

“A Class Apart” was the first major doc about the post-World War II struggle by Mexican Americans to dismantle Jim Crow-style discrimination against them. The story is built around a landmark 1954 legal case, Hernandez v. Texas, in which an band of Mexican Americans brought a discrimination case all the way to the Supreme Court and won.

Film follows the lead attorneys — the charismatic but flawed Gus García and the cerebral Carlos Cadena — as they forged a daring legal strategy that called their own racial identities into question by arguing that Mexican Americans were “a class apart” who did not neatly fit into a legal structure that only recognized blacks and whites.

Doc interweaves the story of its central characters — activists and lawyers, returning veterans and ordinary citizens — with the broader history of Latinos in America during a time of change.

Sandoval and Miller’s production company, Camino Bluff Prods., is dedicated to making independent films that reflect and are inspired by the Latino experience in the U.S.

Longoria is repped by CAA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and attorney Brad S. Small, while Grossman is repped by UTA and Evolution Entertainment.

More Film

  • Oliver Sacks Documentary

    Film News Roundup: Paul Allen's Vulcan Productions Backs Oliver Sacks Documentary

    “Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria is set to exec produce a feature remake of Carlos Sandoval and Peter Miller’s award-winning 2009 documentary “A Class Apart” through her UnbeliEVAble Entertainment banner. Sandoval and Miller will produce the pic, which David Grossman (“Desperate Housewives”) is onboard to direct and exec produce. “A Class Apart” was the first […]

  • The Disaster Artist

    AFI Fest Adds Galas for 'Call Me by Your Name,' 'Disaster Artist,' 'Hostiles'

    “Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria is set to exec produce a feature remake of Carlos Sandoval and Peter Miller’s award-winning 2009 documentary “A Class Apart” through her UnbeliEVAble Entertainment banner. Sandoval and Miller will produce the pic, which David Grossman (“Desperate Housewives”) is onboard to direct and exec produce. “A Class Apart” was the first […]

  • Harvey Weinstein

    Colony Capital Has Three-Week Window to Avert Weinstein Co. Bankruptcy (EXCLUSIVE)

    “Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria is set to exec produce a feature remake of Carlos Sandoval and Peter Miller’s award-winning 2009 documentary “A Class Apart” through her UnbeliEVAble Entertainment banner. Sandoval and Miller will produce the pic, which David Grossman (“Desperate Housewives”) is onboard to direct and exec produce. “A Class Apart” was the first […]

  • Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

    Box Office: 'Boo 2! A Madea Halloween' to Blow Away 'Geostorm' in Slow Weekend

    “Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria is set to exec produce a feature remake of Carlos Sandoval and Peter Miller’s award-winning 2009 documentary “A Class Apart” through her UnbeliEVAble Entertainment banner. Sandoval and Miller will produce the pic, which David Grossman (“Desperate Housewives”) is onboard to direct and exec produce. “A Class Apart” was the first […]

  • Lionsgate Unveils "The World of The

    Lionsgate Unveils World's First 'Hunger Games' Theme Park

    “Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria is set to exec produce a feature remake of Carlos Sandoval and Peter Miller’s award-winning 2009 documentary “A Class Apart” through her UnbeliEVAble Entertainment banner. Sandoval and Miller will produce the pic, which David Grossman (“Desperate Housewives”) is onboard to direct and exec produce. “A Class Apart” was the first […]

  • Lawyer: Weinstein Rape Accuser's "Biggest Regret

    Lawyer: Weinstein Rape Accuser's 'Biggest Regret Is Opening That Door'

    “Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria is set to exec produce a feature remake of Carlos Sandoval and Peter Miller’s award-winning 2009 documentary “A Class Apart” through her UnbeliEVAble Entertainment banner. Sandoval and Miller will produce the pic, which David Grossman (“Desperate Housewives”) is onboard to direct and exec produce. “A Class Apart” was the first […]

  • Sylvia Hoeks Girl in the Spider's

    'Blade Runner' Breakout Sylvia Hoeks Joins 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Sequel (EXCLUSIVE)

    “Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria is set to exec produce a feature remake of Carlos Sandoval and Peter Miller’s award-winning 2009 documentary “A Class Apart” through her UnbeliEVAble Entertainment banner. Sandoval and Miller will produce the pic, which David Grossman (“Desperate Housewives”) is onboard to direct and exec produce. “A Class Apart” was the first […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content