February 29, 2012

"Casa de mi padre" press junket and interviews in Miami

Diego is promoting "Casa de mi padre" in Miami these days alongside Will Ferrell.

Here are some pics of the press junket and other interviews:

Source: Twitter

And here are two video interviews that are really funny:

Note: According to the Miami Herald, Diego and Will will attend today's friendly match between Mexico and Colombia.

February 28, 2012

"Casa de mi padre" clip and making of featurette

Yesterday, Collider published a new movie clip, with almost 9 minutes of footage, and a making of featurette that is simply hilarious!

Here they are:

February 26, 2012

Scans - GQ (US) Magazine March 2012

Just got this magazine. Here are the scans. Unfortunately, the second pic (that Cris posted below) is not in the print edition.

Click images for larger size.

February 25, 2012

GQ photo shoot with Will Ferrell

Diego did a photo shoot for this month's issue of GQ magazine alongside Will Ferrell and Genesis Rodriguez, his co-stars on "Casa de mi padre".

Here are two small pictures of them looking really funny.

February 24, 2012

Candid shots of Diego and family

Adorable, scruffy Dieguito

 Camila Sodi, Diego Luna and their children

Diego going to class with Camila?
I love the MURSE (aka Man Purse). Yeah, I know it's probably Camila's, but you never know.

More of Diego in Contraband

I finally got some down time from work and life, so I'm on a roll today with new posts.

I found another video clip and picture of Diego in Contraband. For the Spanish speaking challenged people (myself included), this video has English subtitles!

Gael & Diego Attack Social Issues with Genre Fare

A couple years ago there were rumors about Diego acting in a horror film called "Child's Play". Based on the article below from Indiwire, it looks like the project is back, and that Diego will be producing it instead.

Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna Attacking Social Issues with Genre Fare

A production announcement about a new English-language genre franchise coming from Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna's Mexico-based Canana Films caught my eye this morning for a number of reasons. While the use of genre--and horror, in particular--to attack contemporary social issues isn't new ("Night of the Living Dead" anyone?), I'm particularly intrigued by what's going on in Mexico right now, and Canana, specifically, as they also backed Gerardo Naranjo's narco-thriller "Miss Bala," which is really a thinly veiled scathing indictment of Mexico's culture of violence and superficiality.

The new film is called “Child’s Play,” and according to Variety, stars Vinissa Shaw ("Two Lovers") and Ebon Moss ("Damages") as a husband and his pregnant wife who travel to Mexico for some quiet, only to be attacked by maniacal children. The film will be directed by "Makinov," a mysterious Russian-American who has lived in Mexico and wears a mask and a heavy worker jacket called a Makinov. "Through anonymity I can do anything, tackle any genre and not be afraid to fail," Makinov is quoted as saying, according to the trade.

Canana producer Pablo Cruz told Variety: "Genre allows you a freedom that you don't get when you are telling a story of a country in poverty or the mountain life of two kids."

While it's difficult to know yet how seriously "Child's Play" will address issues of poverty in Mexico, it's certainly coming at time when the Mexican public is embracing highly political filmmaking.


Casa de mi Padre Website

Diego to attend the South Beach Comedy Festival

According to the story below, Diego and other cast members will be at the screening of “Casa de mi Padre" on February 29, at the South Beach Comedy Festival in Miami.

Will Ferrell cameo at South Beach Comedy Festival

Because you can never have too much funny at the South Beach Comedy Festival, a Feb. 29 screening of “Casa de Mi Padre” at the Colony Theater (1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach) will include the red-carpet arrivals of its stars, Diego Luna, Genesis Rodriguez and “introducing, Will Ferrell” (pronounced Feh-RELL).

A send-up of every telenovela cliché you can think of, “Casa de mi Padre” opens in theaters nationwide on March 16. The stars of the film are scheduled to arrive on the red carpet at 8 p.m., with the invitation-only screening at 9 p.m.


Casa De Mi Padre Full Theatrical Trailer

Check out this new trailer for Casa de mi Padre. It's got more shots of Diego (and Gael).

I also made some screen caps of Diego from this clip...

February 16, 2012

Diego named co-chair of United Farm Workers 50th Anniversary Celebration

The United Farm Workers (UFW) announce Honorary Co-Chairs of the UFW 50th Anniversary 2012 year-long Celebration. The distinguished group of entertainers, public officials, dignitaries and Hispanic national leaders is led by Helen Chavez, wife of founder Cesar Chavez. Among today's named co-chairs include actors Eva Longoria, Diego Luna, Tony Plana, Lupe Ontiveros, Martin Sheen, America Ferrera, Danny Glover, Ed Begley, Jr., Edward James Olmos, Benito Martinez, screenwriter Keir Pearson, musical superstars Kris Kristofferson, Taboo Gomez of the Black-Eyed Peas, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), U.S. Congressman Howard Berman (D-CA), U.S. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), California Senate President proTempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), California Speaker of the Assembly John Perez, Rabbi Steven B. Jacobs, Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Henry Cisneros, Executive Chairman, CityView, Dr. Robert Ross President and CEO, The California Endowment, Janet Murguia, NCLR President & CEO, Thomas A. Saenz, MALDEF President and General Counsel, and Arturo Vargas, NALEO Executive Director.  In addition to lending their respective name to the celebration, UFW Honorary Co-Chairs will attend one of the many celebrations, as well as assist with promotions and overall support.

The UFW's 2012 commemorative events schedule includes the 50th Anniversary Convention May 17-20 in Bakersfield, CA, a summer concert series and a historic star-studded concert scheduled this fall.

Source: The Sacramento Bee

Note: Diego is going to direct Cesar Chavez biopic. The movie is currently in pre-production and the shooting is scheduled to start next month.

February 5, 2012

4th wedding anniversary

Today Diego and his wife Camila celebrate their 4th wedding anniversary.

We wish them a long and happy life together!

Here are some pics of them having a very romantic dinner in Mexico City last December: