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Cassandro: first photos of Gael García Bernal and Bad Bunny on set

If you thought the biopic was a thing of the past, you are wrong. One of the films with Mexican talent of this genre that is yet to come is Cassandro, film about the fighter of that name and the but to come out as a homosexual. The project stars Gael García Bernal and will feature the singer’s appearance Bad bunny It is precisely a photos of both from the set that has gone viral.

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The First Hand program got the first images of Gael Garcia BernHe as Cassandro on the set of the movie. This on the same day that he shared a camera with Bad bunny. The report of this show assures that the production has followed strict sanitary protocols and, under the order of the main actor, is being very careful not to allow details to be revealed. Nonetheless, they managed to take a photo of both celebrities.

The image reveals that the actor will have the blond hair characteristic of the fighter. It is not known exactly what the role of the reggaeton player in the film is. The film will tell the life of Saúl Armendariz, an amateur wrestler from El Paso, Texas, who left school at the age of 15 to pursue this activity. He has previously been the subject of a documentary called Cassandro, the exotico.

This is one of many stories from famous people of sexual diversity over the past decades who now see their stories gain the recognition they deserve. It recently happened with Walter Mercado, the astrologer famous for his eccentric personality whose career was remembered in the Netflix documentary Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado – 100%. As Cassandro was the first exotic wrestler to win a world championship, it is not surprising that there is interest in telling his story.

The film is directed by the director Roger ross williams, who won an Oscar for his short documentary Music by Prudence, about a composer of color. The film will be his first fiction feature film, which he said he is excited to make as he greatly enjoys stories about characters that are often left on the margins. Cassandro was called The Liberace of wrestling and, if you want to also see a movie about that gay musician you can find Behind the candlestick on HBO Max.

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Wrestling has gained new attention in film and television, most recently with the Netflix series GLOW – 95% or the movie Fighting with my Family – 86% and will soon do so with Heels, an original Starz Play production that will feature Alexander Ludwig and Stephen Amell as two wrestling brothers who struggle with building their careers as ring hero and villain, respectively. That show will premiere in mid-August.

Cassandro It does not have a release date yet, but we will most likely have to wait until 2022 to see it. Until then, you can see Garcia in Viejos, the new horror film by M. Night Shyamalan, which he stars in and which hits theaters this week. For his part, Bad Bunny will debut as an actor in the third season of Narcos: México – 90%, of which there are no details about its release either.

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