Roselyn Sánchez is about to experience one hundred years of solitude…
The 39-year-old Puerto Rican actress/singer has signed on to star in the film adaptation of Beatriz Parga’s novel La Maestra y el Nobel, which tells the story of Gabriel García Márquez and his beloved first teacher Rosa Fergusson.
Sánchez, who will be starring in Lifetime’s Devious Maids sudser next year, will play the Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist’s teacher in the film.
García Márquez, best known for his novels One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, has said of Fergusson: “The one who taught me to read was a very intelligent, very funny, very beautiful teacher, who made me like going to school just to see her.”
Filming on La Maestra y el Nobel would begin at the conclusion of the first season of Devious Maids – sometime in July or August of next year, according to PeopleEnEspanol.com.
The Frank Marrero-directed film would shoot in Colombia. García Márquez would be portrayed by Christian Tappán, who currently appears as Pablo Escobar’s cousing in the series Pablo Escobar, el Patrón del Mal.