Disney Partners with myLINGO to Make Pratts’ “McFarland, USA” Accessible to Spanish-Speaking Audiences

Spanish-speakers will soon have the chance to hear Carlos Pratts in their native tongue…

Walt Disney Studios has unveiled a new collaboration with myLINGO, a smartphone app that’ll allow Spanish-speaking audiences to experience the 28-year-old Latino actor’s latest film McFarland, USA in their native language.

McFarland, USA

The film, which opens on February 20, stars Kevin Costner as the coach of a track team at a predominantly Latino high school.

The myLINGO dubbing system uses the microphones on moviegoers’ smartphones or other devices to connect to the movie once it has begun. The app then matches the unique audio signature to its precise place in the movie, and plays back the alternate language audio through headphones in perfect sync with the film.

The app company previously conducted tests at limited screenings of Annie, Big Hero 6 and The Equalizer, but this is the first time that the technology will be available to wider audiences. “Now we’re going much wider,” myLINGO co-founder Olenka Polak told Deadline.

The myLINGO website said the system will be available at 25 theaters showing McFarland, USA, most of which appear to be located in neighborhoods with high percentages of Latino moviegoers.

“This is a great movie to do this with,” app co-founder Adam Polak said.

“We are delighted to bring the magical world of Disney films to a broader group of Spanish-speaking viewers and multicultural families at select theatres with this new technology,” said Paul Holliman, VP Strategic Planning at Walt Disney Studios. “myLINGO provides a rich and customized cinematic experience, where bilingual families and friends can share the same emotion, laughter and excitement together in a whole new way.”

Disney Releases Trailer for Pratts’ “McFarland, USA”

Carlos Pratts is ready to run into a theater near you…

Disney has released the official trailer for McFarland, USA, starring the 28-year-old Latino actor.

McFarland, USA

Inspired by the 1987 true story, the sports biopic follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (portrayed by Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school.

They ultimately bond to build not only a championship cross-country team, but an enduring legacy as well.

Niki Caro directs from a screenplay by Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois and Grant Thompson, and story by Cleveland & Gilois.

McFarland USA is set to hit theaters on February 20, 2015.

Pratts to Star in Disney’s Sports Drama “McFarland”

Carlos Pratts is racing his way onto the set of a new feature film…

The 27-year-old Latino actor has joined the cast of Disney’s sports drama McFarland.

Carlos Pratts

The Niki Caro-directed film, produced by Mayhem Pictures, stars Kevin Costner as a high school track coach in a small, primarily Latino California town who transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders. Maria Bello also stars.

Pratts will portray Thomas, a McFarland High School student and member of the track team who has anger issues and spends a lot of time in the principal’s office due to fighting.

Pratts currently plays Gus Ruiz, the son of Demian Bichir’s character, on FX‘s The Bridge.

He’ll next appear as one of the leads in Paramount PicturesParanormal Activity: The Chosen Ones