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Through simple coincidence or by design, the majority of Gael Garcia Bernal's impressive filmography has contained a fierce political bent -- from the revolutionary inkings of “The Motorcycle Diaries” through to Pablo Larrain's recent Cannes sensation, “No” -- and judging from the actor's latest independent project based on U.S./Mexico relations, that tendency isn't likely to change much. Variety reports that Bernal and actress Ashley Hinshaw (“Chronicle”) have begun filming on “Deserted Cities,” a comic adaptation of influential Mexican author Jose Agustin's novel, with Roberto Sneider (“Tear This Heart Out,” Mexico's 2008 Oscar submission) directing the picture. Originally set in the '80s but updated to take place in the present, the story follows a man, Eligio (Bernal), as he attempts to win back his decidedly feminist love interest (Veronica Echegui), after she leaves Mexico to attend a »

- Charlie Schmidlin

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