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Kate del Castillo: Netflix
Kate del Castillo and Sean Penn’s meeting with the world’s most wanted drug lord sparked international headlines, and now the former will share her side of the story in a new biographical series. Netflix has announced that “The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story” is set to debut on the streaming giant. Executive produced by del Castillo, the three-part series will be available to stream beginning October 20.
Netflix promises that the project will include “never-before-seen footage and exclusive details of what led to the infamous meeting” between del Castillo, Penn, and Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.
“As an actress I’ve been given the opportunity to portray fascinating fictional characters, roles I am very proud of. Now I get the chance to tell my story, my reality, my truth. This project will dive into how it began, why I pursued accepting the rights to the life story of one of the most controversial narco figures and what happened after,” said del Castillo.
The series’ creator and exec producer David Broome (“The Biggest Loser”) added, “I was extremely excited to delve into the craziest ‘life imitating art’ saga I’ve ever heard, a story wrapped around a core of complex social and political issues. I’m honored that Kate gave me the opportunity to tell her truth.”
Carlos Armella (“The Land of Silence”) will direct.
Del Castillo already has a hit at Netflix. The Mexican actress stars in “Ingobernable,” a Spanish-language political drama that centers on a fictional first lady. In series’ first episode, Emilia (del Castillo) asks her husband, President Diego Nava, for a divorce. It’s not long before he’s dead and she’s on the lam, accused of murdering him. The first season follows Emilia’s efforts to flee the government officials tracking her. While she rose to national attention as the President’s wife, Emilia proves that she’s totally badass in her own right. The character has been compared to a female Jason Bourne.
“Ingobernable” premiered in March and was renewed for a second season in April.
“It’s been a hard year for me,” del Castillo has said of the El Chapo ordeal and its aftermath. “Of course, it was crazy. Still is. I still can’t go back to Mexico, and legally, I am still working that out, and have charges still.” She explained, “I’m recovering, getting my pieces together again. I’m stronger than I was. I’ve learned so much.”
Kate del Castillo’s Biographical Series “The Day I Met El Chapo” to Debut on Netflix was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
We haven’t seen the last of Emilia Urquiza. Netflix has renewed “Ingobernable” for a second season, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. The Spanish-language political drama centers on the fictional first lady, played Kate del Castillo.
In “Ingobernable’s” first episode, Emilia asks her husband, President Diego Nava, for a divorce. It’s not long before he’s dead and she’s on the lam, accused of murdering him. The series’ first season follows Emilia’s efforts to flee the government officials tracking her. While she rose to national attention as the President’s wife, Emilia proves that she’s totally badass in her own right. The character has been compared to a female Jason Bourne.
Just like the first season of “Ingobernable,” which debuted on Netflix March 24, the second season will feature 15 episodes. You’ll be able to stream the new season sometime next year.
“Ingobernable” is Netflix’s first Spanish-language original drama.
“I’m very happy that the second season of ‘Ingobernable’ has been confirmed, because there’s still a lot to tell and new characters to meet,” del Castillo said. The actress is probably best known in the U.S. for her roles in Patricia Riggen’s features “The 33” and “Under the Same Moon,” as well as her turns in “Jane the Virgin” and “Weeds.” A superstar in her native Mexico, del Castillo became a household name with her roles in telenovelas like “Muchachitas,” “Azul,” “La mentira,” and “La Reina del Sur.”
“Ingobernable” Renewed for Second Season was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
Hispanic moviegoers are a huge slice of the U.S. film business, and yet few producers have cracked the secret of making titles that appeal specifically to that audience. The exception, it would seem, is Mexican star, director, and producer Eugenio Derbez, whose “Instructions Not Included” became the most successful Spanish-language movie ever in the U.S., grossing $44 million in 2013.
Now Derbez and his producing partner, Benjamin Odell, are opening the first title under their fledgling 3Pas Studios banner, the Ken Marino-directed comedy “How to Be a Latin Lover,” starring Derbez and Salma Hayek, with Raquel Welch, Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, and Rob Riggle.
Pantelion Films, the Televisa-Lionsgate joint venture with which 3Pas Studios has an exclusive first-look pact, is doubling its typical screen count for the nationwide bow on April 28, with upwards of 800 screens. Pantelion’s largest release to date was for biopic “Cesar Chavez” on nearly 700 screens in 2014.
A dubbed Spanish version, »
- Anna Marie de la Fuente
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