[Movie] Lionsgate has Released the First Movie Trailer for “Cantinflas” Mexico’s Most Famous Film Comedian starring Oscar Jaenada as Marino Moreno “El Cantinflas”, and Michael Imperioli as Film Producer Mike Todd
Cantinflas is Mexico’s greatest and most beloved comedy film star of all time. While many is referred to Cantinflas as Mexico’s Charlie Chaplin, due to the fact that he was a social satirist other critics sometimes see him as a Mexican Groucho Marx. Cantinflas’ humor kept him traveling around the world and would eventually become one of the first Spanish-speaking comedians to cross over to Hollywood. He has been referred to in King of The Hill’s 9th season episode “Death Buys a Timeshare”, as well as in the lyrics to the “Whipstickagostop” by the New York based electronic rock Mindless Self Indulgence (MSI).
The up incoming Cantinflas film is set to hit theaters in both the US and Mexico on August 29, 2014 (directed by Sebastian del Amo). It stars Óscar Jaenada, who portrays a young Mario Moreno attempting to gain respect and make a living as an actor, and award winning actor Michael Imperioli as Mike Todd, an American film-producer struggling to film his masterpiece. The film is centered in Moreno’s personal life, and in the development of the 1956 film Around the World in 80 Days”, which was not only Cantinflas’ 3rd movie production, but landed Mike Todd and Marino Moreno 5 Oscars and 2 Golden Globes awards, and becoming one of the into the top grossing film of their time.
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Directed by Sebastian del Amo
Written by Edui Tijerina and Sebastian del Amo
Óscar Jaenada as Mario “Cantinflas” Moreno
Michael Imperioli as Mike Todd
Teresa Ruiz as Meche Barba
Joaquín Cosio as Indio Fernandez
Gabriela De La Garza as Olga Ivanova