Mexico City, Mexico, Oct 6, 2010 / 17:53 pm
Mexican actor Eduardo Verastegui, known for his passionate defense of the unborn, will star in a new film on the life of Blessed Anacleto Gonzalez Flores, a Catholic who was martyred in Mexico.
The film, titled, “Cristiada,” is being directed by Dean Wright, the special effects producer for such films as “The Lord of the Rings,” “The Chronicles of Narnia,” and “Titanic.”
“Cristiada” is being filmed in Durango, San Luis Potosi and Mexico City, and also stars Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria and Peter O’Toole.
In an interview with Univision, Verastegui remarked that he is thrilled about the new role. “It is a film with a great message of faith, love, hope, loyalty and courage, about the religious persecution in Mexico under President Plutarco Elias Calles, whose war against the Church left more than 200,000 dead,” the actor explained.