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Bernal & Luna Reunite For Ferrell Film


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Y Tu Mama Tambien and RUDO Y CURSI stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna are set to reunite on the big screen again, for a Spanish-language comedy co-starring funnyman Will Ferrell.

The Mexican actors and best pals have signed on to lead the cast in Casa de mi padre, a dramatic telenova-style comedy featuring English subtitles, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Plot details have yet to be released, however, producers have revealed Luna will play Ferrell's brother, and Garcia Bernal will play a family friend. Genesis Rodriguez will play Ferrell's love interest.

The film, directed by Matt Piedmont, is scheduled for release in 2012.

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Mexican Stars Fight Injustices At Gala


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Y Tu Mama Tambien co-stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna staged a gala dinner in Mexico City on Saturday night (11Aug07) in an effort to raise funds and awareness about poverty and injustice in the country.
The two actors and friends teamed up with rocker Peter Gabriel's Witness human rights organisation and Mexico's Commission for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights to stage the $300 (GBP150)-a-head event.
At a press conference before the gala, Bernal congratulated filmmakers for bringing light to terrible acts: "Documentaries show us the injustices in the country where we live, that this problem exists. We can't escape it."
Luna and Garcia Bernal have launched a new production company, Canana, and plan to make a series of documentaries aimed at raising awareness about failures of the Mexican judicial system.

Bernal And Luna Form Mexican Film Company


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Latin actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna have teamed up to form their own production company in their native Mexico.

The childhood pals and Y Tu Mama Tambien co-stars want to help Mexican film-makers produce movies without worrying about Hollywood's commercial constraints.

Bernal enthuses, "What we want to do is give the opportunity for directors to put their own point of view.

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Bernal Finds Love


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Mexican movie heartthrob Gael Garcia Bernal has found love during his time on London's West End stage.

The Y Tu Mama Tambien actor, 26, has begun dating a 18-year-old yoga instructor he met in a pub near the Almeida Theatre, where he is performing in play BLOOD WEDDING - breaking the hearts of millions of devoted female fans.

A friend reveals, "Gael spotted Naomi in a pub near the theatre and asked for her phone number. They've been secretly dating for a while and seem really keen on each other."

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Bernal's Cheap Start


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Mexican movie star Gael Garcia Bernal earned just $6,000 (GBP3,157) for his work on hit indie film Y Tu Mama Tambien.

The actor, who is now worth millions per movie, reveals the Mexican movie industry has never worked with Hollywood-sized budgets.

He says, "In Mexico, movies happen as an act of faith, from people believing in them."

17/01/2005 21:34

Portman's Ex-Boyfriend Compared To Julia Roberts


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Natalie Portman's ex-boyfriend Gael Garcia Bernal has gained a lot of attention for his drag queen role in the upcoming movie BAD EDUCATION - because he's said to resemble Julia Roberts.

The 25-year-old Mexican actor, who won a barrage of fans in the acclaimed movie Y Tu Mama Tambien, has employed his good looks for use as a cross-dresser - and critics have been astounded by how much he looks like Pretty Woman Roberts when he's in drag.

He says, "It's a great compliment. But I don't know how she is going to react."

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Bernal's Transvestite Police Record


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Mexican hunk Gael Garcia Bernal researched his role as a Spanish transvestite in BAD EDUCATION so thoroughly - he got himself a police record.

The Y Tu Mama Tambien actor, 25, plays a cross-dresser in director PEDRO ALMODOVAR's latest movie and wanted to give the most truthful performance he could, leading to a confrontation with the law.

He confesses, "I didn't share the cultural background. I took flamenco lessons, went out at night. The rest I can't tell you, I already have a police record for going out dressed as a girl and doing things that maybe I shouldn't have."

14/05/2004 20:01

Gael Set To Score A Goal With Soccer Movie


Gael Garcia Bernal Y Tu Mama Tambien Lawrence Bender

Mexican movie hunk Gael Garcia Bernal is working on his soccer skills as he considers signing up for GOAL, a new movie about a Latino football ace living in Los Angeles.

The sexy Y Tu Mama Tambien actor is the number one choice for the sports film, which will be released in three parts in 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Producers Lawrence Bender, MIKE JEFFRIES and MATT BARRELLE plan to use footage from the 2006 WORLD CUP for the final movie in the trilogy.

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Knightley Picks Mex Star Over Prince


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British actress Keira Knightley has unusual taste in men - she prefers an edgy Mexican actor to hunky Prince William.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL beauty is very particular about the type of male she prefers.

Even though he's often voted one of the world's most eligible bachelors, the young Prince doesn't meet with Keira's approval - because she finds him "too horsey".

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Garcia Bernal Shuns Fame


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Upcoming Mexican movie star Gael Garcia Bernal is wary of fame - he knows he's just the "flavour of the month".

The Latino heart-throb first came to international notice in AMORES PERROS, and then set pulses racing in Y Tu Mama Tambien and the controversial EL CRIMEN DE PADRE AMARO, the highest-grossing film in Mexican history.

But the young actors not getting carried away with all the attention - he's happy his pin-up status gets crowds to his movies, but that's as far as it goes.

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