Watch: Andy Garcia in Epic Trailer for Period War Drama 'Cristiada'
Back in June of 2010 one of our Casting Tidbits featured an impressive list of talent joining a Mexican historical epic called Cristiada. Starring Andy Garcia (Ocean's Eleven), Nestor Carbonell (The Dark Knight), Eva Longoria ("Desperate Housewives") and Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek), the film was said to focus on the 1926-29 Cristeros war, started by a rebellion over the Mexican government's 1917 attempt to remove the influence of the Catholic Church and secularize the country. Now we have our first look at the film by way of an impressive and epic trailer that really has me hoping this film gets released. See it below!
Visual effects wizard Dean Wright (who has worked on Lord of the Rings and Chronicles of Narnia) makes his directorial debut from a script by Michael Love. More talent behind the camera includes editor Richard Francis-Bruce (who worked on The Shawshank Redemption and Se7en) and masterful composer James Horner, the man responsible for the scores of such films as Titanic, Avatar, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13 and many more. Unfortunately it's not clear when this film might see release, but with talent like this, hopefully it will be sooner than later. We'll definitely keep you guys updated on anything we hear about it. Thoughts?
Garcia, Greenwood, Carbonell, in a Weastern? What are we waiting for?
Anonymous on Apr 1, 2011
Looks excellent. I think Andy Garcia is incredibly underrated. What I don't understand is why they don't bill him as an Oscar Nominated actor when he is.
Modern American Man on Apr 2, 2011
I know, its annoying really.
Anonymous on Apr 2, 2011
I wish they made more period pieces like this
andrew on Apr 1, 2011
I like period pieces, but... Eva Longoria? She's going to ruin every scene she's in.
JL on Apr 1, 2011
Was that Peter O'Toole I saw in there? With him and the already mentioned talent this movie basically becomes a must-see.
Gnort on Apr 1, 2011
Oscar Isaac!!! Starting to absolutely love this guy.
Chazzy on Apr 1, 2011
Holy Jesus burgers, that looks terrible. The Catholics burned their way through south America 'converting' everyone, I think it's fair play they started getting rid of them. Catholics love a good bit of martyrdom anyway.
Crapola on Apr 1, 2011
Man that looks really good.
Harm on Apr 1, 2011
Indeed that was Peter O'Toole! And Bruce Greenwood is always wonderful, and it will great to see Andy Garcia in another strong roll. Looks terrific.
Adventureboy on Apr 2, 2011
This looks like a snooze-fest.
Rpin on Apr 3, 2011
Looks great. Can't wait for release.
Guest on Apr 4, 2011
Hey. You deleted my comments about those crazy catholics ruining south America by destroying it's cultural artifacts and killing loads of people! Funny enough, I come from a family of crazy Catholics who love that Jesus, but everytime I go into church I go on fire, it's a pain. This film looks like a tv movie, the acting, lighting and film quality looks like it was shot on a sony handicam from the 90's.
Crapola on Apr 6, 2011
Crapola, Those Aztecs sure had a beautiful culture didn't they? I loved the way they would sacrifice their children to the gods, kind of like the way your liberal teachers at school aborted their babies or just didn't bother having them, to satisfy their idolatry of this world. This film will, I'm sure, only tell a very small part of the heroism of a people who loved their Faith so much they were prepared to die for it. Can't wait to see it.
Hugh on Jun 22, 2011
Will the movie ever get released?
stephen mccall on Feb 1, 2012
USA Release is June 1st 2012.
Michael on Feb 25, 2012
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