Antonio Jaramillo to Star in Film Adaptation of “Macho!,” Based on Book by Victor Villaseñor

Antonio Jaramillo is a macho! man.

The Mexican actor will star alongside Rudy Youngblood in Verloren Productions’ drama Macho!, based on the book by Victor Villaseñor.

Antonio JaramilloThe coming-of-age tale – taking place during the 1960s – centers on Roberto Garcia, who at age 17, already has big dreams of making his fortune, building a family, and gaining the respect of his community. With ambition to burn and a passion to prove his manhood, Roberto takes the dangerous journey north, crossing the Mexican border to pick fruit in the “golden fields” of California. It is said that a good man can make more money there in a week than in an entire year in the mountains of Michoacán, his home. With dreams that overshadow harsh realities, Roberto is unprepared for the jammed boxcars and bolted trucks that carry undervalued migrant workers through the searing desert to long days of harsh labor.

The film will examine the brutality of migrant labor, as well as Cesar Chavez’s efforts to unionize workers, offering vivid portrayal of the immigrant experience through the eyes of a brave young man who bids goodbye to everything he knows to follow his dreams.

Verloren Productions founder Walt Perez adapted the screenplay and will produce alongside Soren Odom, Melanie Tirado, Ralph Esparza and Jaime Peralta.

Renowned music producer A.B. Quintanilla will craft its score, with production kicking off next spring.

Jaramillo’s previous credits include The Wilding, Mayans M.C. and Shades of Blue.

Youngblood is best known for his starring role as Jaguar Paw in Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto.

Yalitza Aparicio to Star in the Horror-Suspense Film “Presencias”

Yalitza Aparicio embracing the suspense…

The 28-year-old Mexican actress, who earned an Academy Award nomination for her performance in Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma, will star in the horror-suspense film Presencias.

Yalitza AparicioThe Videocine project, also starring Alberto Ammann, will stream via TelevisaUnivsion’s Vix+ Streaming Service.

Aparicio described the project during the streamer’s launch announcement this week.

“This is a story about a man who, after his wife’s murder, launches his own investigation to find her killer,” she said. “His investigation takes place at the scene of the crime: a cabin in the woods where he spent a large part of his childhood. Before long, he notices many strange occurrences taking place and is forced with facing a terrifying reality.”

She continued, “Part of the film was shot in Tlalpujahua, known as the magical village where it’s always Christmas, located in Central Mexico in Michoacan. Where the architecture and the local traditions are a point of pride for my country.”

The Dream Assignment production is directed and produced by Luis Mandoki.

Marco Antonio Solis Launches Luxury Hotel Mansión Solís by Hotsson in Morelia, Mexico

Marco Antonio Solis expanding his empire beyond music…

The 60-year-old Mexican musician/singer, known for creating emblematic Latin hits, has launched his own hotel, a new luxury property called Mansión Solís by Hotsson.

Marco Antonio Solis

Located in the Historic Centre of Morelia in Michoacan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the hotel has a majestic architectural design with 24 rooms, including 18 junior suites, four master suites, one governor suite, and one presidential suite, some of which overlook the Mexican city.

Marco Antonio Solis' Mansión Solís by Hotsson

Amenities at Mansión Solís by Hotsson include a state-of-the-art pool, gym, special events rooms, childcare services, and much more, including the “Quiereme” café, “El Milagrito” bar, “Tu Dulce y Mi Sal” restaurant, and “Amor En Silencio” spa, all named after his songs.

Marco Antonio Solis' Mansión Solís by Hotsson

Solis also announced the launch of two new products, including his line of gourmet coffee “Quiereme” and the Buki Salsa, made 100 percent organic in Mexico. For more information, click here.

Marco Antonio Solis' Mansión Solís by Hotsson