Move over Antonio Banderas, Gael Garcia Bernal to play Zorro in reboot
Actor Gael Garcia Bernal and filmmaker Jonas Cuaron are coming together for the reboot of Zorro in a film entitled Z.hollywood Updated: May 11, 2016 10:41 IST
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.
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.
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.
First Published: May 11, 2016 10:41 IST