Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Matt Damon Talks Bourne 5
''It’s Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe...''
Steve Carell Replacing Bruce Willis In Woody Allen's Latest
He's joining the ensemble comedy drama
Bryce Dallas Howard Heads For Gold
She'll star with Matthew McConaughey
Lionsgate Plans Borderlands Movie
The Gearbox Software game is headed into development
Armie Hammer Finds Nocturnal Animals
He's joined Tom Ford's new film
He Named Me Malala Trailer Online
Fighting for education worldwide
Straight Outta Compton Spends Third Week Atop US Box Office
We Are Your Friends is billy no-mates
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
18 August 2015
Post-Apocalyptic Zorro Reborn Finds New Backing
And now needs new filmmakers to go with it...
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Rosewater (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Science Of Sleep (2007)
Empire Star Rating
Babel (2007)
Empire Star Rating
Poseidon
Empire Star Rating
The Motorcycle Diaries
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Gael Garcia Bernal Joins Evita
Gael Garcia Bernal Joins Evita
He's on for Pablo Aguero's political history

22 May 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit



According to Variety, Gael Garcia Bernal and Twilight's Mia Maestro have signed up for Argentine filmmaker Pablo Aguero's so-far unchristened period piece about the aftermath of Eva Peron's death. The project is currently going by the name 'Evita' but should pick up a new title before Antonio Banderas's singing coach gets involved.

Bernal will follow his turn this year's excellent Chilean political drama No with a skip across the border. He's rumoured to be playing naval officer Emilio Eduardo Massera, which, if true, offers a rare bad-guy role and an interesting counterpoint to his anti-fascist turn in No.

Massera was a key member of the Argentinian junta that followed Eva Peron and was responsible for thousands of disappearances and deaths during the 1970s and '80s.

The story will track the fate of Peron's embalmed corpse, unburied for 25 years, against the backdrop of that bloody period in the nation's history. “In this film, I want to show what Evita generated", explains Aguero, "a massive revolt against the injustices of capitalism, followed by a repression that was disproportionate, brutal and yet unsuccessful in shutting her voice forever."

Peron herself will be played by Maestro. She won't appear alive during the span of the film but will be seen "through fragments and shadows". It's an interesting challenge for any actor, even one with Twilight on their CV.

Filming should get underway early in 2014.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Cate Blanchett Finds Carol
For director Todd Haynes
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Evil Media: Haunted TVs, Tapes And Tunes
Ten sinister reasons to go off-grid

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)