Move over Antonio Banderas, Gael Garcia Bernal to play Zorro in reboot

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: May 11, 2016 10:41 IST
Gael Garcia Bernal will play Zorro in a futuristic reboot which will be titled Z.

Gael Garcia Bernal and filmmaker Jonas Cuaron are coming together for the reboot of Zorro in a film entitled Z. Bernal has signed up for a long-brewing reboot of the classic literary series that will put Zorro in a futuristic setting, Deadline reported.

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Bernal, 37, will partner with Gravity co-writer Cuaron and producer Mark Amin on this updated incarnation of pulp writer Johnston McCulley’s swashbuckling anti-hero. “Zorro is a hero who is charming, witty and clever. Gael possesses all those characteristic and he’s able to deliver them with a modern spin to introduce the Zorro character to a new audience,” Amin said.

Antonio Banderas starred as Zorro in the character’s last screen outing, The legend of Zorro.

Bernal is fresh off a Golden Globe for the hit Amazon series, Mozart in the Jungle. Zorro has been played by such stars as Douglas Fairbanks, George Hamilton and Antonio Banderas over the decades.

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