Lionsgate has released the trailer for the upcoming biopic movie of Mexico’s most famous comedian, Mario Moreno “Cantinflas”. The film stars spanish actor Oscar Jaenada as the main role. Here’s the premise of the film:
“Cantinflas is the untold story of Mexico’s greatest and most beloved comedy film star of all time. From his humble origins on the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood, Cantinflas became famous around the world – one joke at a time. Relive the laughter that has charmed generations.”
Many years ago I remember my parents would always sit down and watch every movie of Cantinflas that came on TV. I had no idea who he was or what he did, all I knew is that my parents loved his movies and still to this day many of my older relatives still talk about this funny man. Cantinflas was one of the first, and few, Mexican actor to crossover to Hollywood in the 40′s and 50′s. His talents were so worldwide known that even Charlie Chaplin once said that “He is the greatest comedian alive.” This is a movie that hits very close to home, in a good way, to me. I think i will definitely be taking my mom out on a movie night to see this. Cantinflas is set for release on August 29th, 2014.