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Cannes: Latest On Zorro Reborn & Silence
From the mouth of Gael García Bernal

20 May 2012  |  Written by Nick de Semlyen  

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Cannes: Latest On Zorro Reborn & Silence

Gael García Bernal is in Cannes to help get the word out on his latest movie, No, a gripping (if un-Google-able) drama about the campaign that brought down Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1988. More on that soon, but while we were in Bernal’s presence we asked for an update on two other projects he’s linked to: rapier-slashing reboot Zorro Reborn and Martin Scorsese’s long-gestating epic, Silence.

Zorro would be a change of pace for Bernal, given that his IMDb page is currently devoid of Hollywood blockbusters. Is he worried he might be selling out? “You know, I feel like an outsider now, more than ever,” he says. “I make career deisions that are not necessarily in accord with the expected narrative. But I don’t want to be the boring guy that always says, ‘I don’t want to do a commercial movie”, so I might challenge that by doing one! Why not?”

That said, Zorro’s rebirth is far from a sure thing. While some online sites are reporting that South American director Ricardo de Montreuil has the job, Bernal says, “There’s no start date and I don’t think there’s a director yet. I don’t know if it will happen.”

And he’s just as unsure about Silence, the tale of a missionary sent to the Far East which Scorsese has been trying to get off the ground for over a decade. The director has picked The Wolf Of Wall Street, with Leonardo DiCaprio, to do next, but Bernal says he and Scorsese are still in contact about their possible collaboration.

“It’s about Jesuit priests in Japan in the 18th century. A lot of emotion. A lot of martrydom. We are still talking about it and they are getting the money together. It is an expensive film, so I don’t know if they will manage it. I really hope they do.”


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The New Zorro Should Be Enzo Zelocchi and Not Gael Garcia Bernal. For more updated please visit: http://www.hollywood-leaks.org/ More

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The New Zorro Should Be Enzo Zelocchi and Not Gael
]The film Zorro or the story itself has been the subject of many children’s imagination since the original writing by Johnston McCulley in 1919. There has since been many TV and movie appearances of Zorro since the original writings were released and now diosng to be reproducing a 21st century version of the masked bandit hero, but the issue remains of who take the starring role. Some say that Gael Garcia should be the one to take the starring role for marketing reasons, but with the more recen More

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