Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna helped put Mexican cinema on the map with their international hit Y tu mamá también… And, now they’re back together once again to entertain audiences in español…
Bernal, 31, and Luna, 30, are co-starring in Will Ferrell’s Spanish-language comedy Casa de mi Padre, that features Ferrell talking – and singing – in español.
It only takes one look at the film’s latest just-released trailer to see the comedy has a very telenovela–feel with plenty of over-passionate love scenes, snazzy white suits, dramatic mustaches and slow-motion gunfights.
Ferrell stars as Armando Alvarez who works on his father’s ranch in Mexico. As the ranch suffers financial problems, Armando’s younger brother Raul (Luna) shows up with his new fiancée, Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez). When Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul’s business dealings turn out to be less than legit, all hell breaks loose as they find themselves battling Mexico’s most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza (Bernal).
It’s the latest film co-starring the Mexican actors, who have been friends since childhood. Along with 2001’s Y tu mamá también, in which they played two oversexed, under-experienced teenage boys on a journey of sexual exploration, Bernal and Luna also starred in 2008’s Rudo y Cursi.
Casa de mi Padre will open in theaters on March 16.