Wednesday, May 07, 2008

FILM: Eva Mendes' first Leading Role

Alright, so it's not her first leading role. But Eva Mendes hasn't exactly played much other than the sultry Latina girlfriend, i.e. Hitch, Ghost Rider, We Own the Night, etc. The latest project she's signed on for is a female-driven action movie called Queen of the South. It's an adaptation of the best-seller, La Reina del Sur, by Spanish author/journalist Arturo Perez Reverte, where a Mexican woman, who escapes to Spain after her drug-runner boyfriend is murdered, becomes the reigning drug smuggler in Spain, bent on avenging her lover. Lol Okay, she's still the girlfriend, but at least she has a majority of the lines. Josh Hartnett will play a Marine who gets involved in her business and Ben Kingsley will play a Russian businessman, who'll most likely be her competition.

Not to knock Mendes' acting ability, but can you think of another Latina who would be better suited for this part?

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