She’s currently Mexico’s most popular actress… But Salma Hayek will soon be playing the most iconic leading lady of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema.
The 43-year-old actress will reportedly star as La Doña María Félix in a biopic film about the actress best known for playing larger-than-life, tough characters in some of the country’s greatest films, according to Enelbrasero.com is reporting.
Hayek, who previously received an Oscar-nomination for her portrayal of legendary Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, will produce the film with Oliver Stone. Meantime, MGM Studios may possibly be involved in the making of the biopic.
Production is reportedly underway on the film, which is based on a script that has been ready for five years, according to the entertainment news site.
Félix, who passed away in 2002 at the age of 88, was nominated for five Ariel Awards, Mexico’s version of the Oscars. She won three of them, for her work in Enamorada, Río Escondido and Doña Diabla. She also received a special Golden Ariel Award for her contributions to cinema.