Gael García Bernal is the ultimate swashbuckler…
The 37-year-old Mexican American actor will star as the iconic lead character in a film entitled Z, the reboot of Zorro.
Garcia Bernal will come together again with filmmaker Jonás Cuarón for the project. Set in the near future, Z re-imagines the classic legend based on the beloved masked swashbuckler.
Cuarón’s Desierto, which stars García Bernal, will be released by STX Entertainment later in the year.
The project is written and will be directed by Cuarón and is eyeing a fall start at the Pinewood Dominican Republic studios.
García Bernal, who won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in his role in the Amazon series Mozart In The Jungle, was also in The Motorcycle Diaries and Babel.
The picture is being done as a co-production between Lantica Pictures and Mark Amin’s Sobini Films.
“I have always loved Gael for this role,” said Amin, who is producing with Lantica’s Albert Martínez Martín. “Zorro is a hero who is charming, witty and clever. Gael possesses all those characteristic and he’s able to deliver them with a modern spin to introduce the Zorro character to a new audience.”