Gina Rodriguez has joined the Banda…
The Puerto Rican actress has signed on to star in Marching Banda.
Rodriguez, who starred as an aspiring hip-hop artist in Filly Brown, will portray a single mother of a high school trumpet player in the film from Cima Productions. When the boy’s estranged musician father turns up, he bonds with his son as he begins teaching traditional Mexican regional music to the school’s marching band.
Marching Banda is set to begin filming in the late summer with Filly Brown director Youssef Delara at the helm.
Meanwhile, Rodriguez’s Filly Brown will finally be released in theaters on April 19 by third-party distributor Pantelion. The film received renewed interest after Jenni Rivera’s tragic death in a plane crash last December. Rivera portrays Rodriguez’s imprisoned mother in the film.