HOLLYWOOD, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – Brad Pitt will be joining Disney Films in producing the story about an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who came to the United States at 19 and started working on farms in California, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa saved up a ton of money and enrolled in Harvard Medical School. He is currently the head of brain tumor surgery at the famous Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Pitt’s company, Plan B, first started a relationship with the doctor in 2007 and it is now all coming together. Matthew Lopez will be writing the script focused on the surgeon’s life.
Today, Plan B and Disney announced that soon-to-be ex-presidential candidate Marco Rubio will play the role of Quiñones-Hinojosa. Rubio, in real life, is Latino of Cuban heritage.
Pitt told The Adobo Chronicles that the shooting of the film had been put on hold pending the outcome of Rubio’s candidacy, but now that it has become certain that the senator is not going to be the Republican nominee for president, the film production goes in high gear.
It will be a welcome change in career for the handsome Rubio. His selection to play the lead role will be free of criticism in Hollywood where white actors are constantly being tapped to play the roles of people of color.
The Internet group #oscarssowhite immediately praised Rubio’s selection to play the film’s lead character.
HONOLULU, Hawaii (The Adobo Chronicles) – Earlier this year, when Columbia Pictures released the film ‘Aloha,’ Asian American groups protested the casting of Caucasian actress Emma Stone as Allison Ng, a character who was supposed to be part Hawaiian.
Now it seems that the tables have been turned.
Caucasian Americans are criticizing the casting of a Native Hawaiian in the role of a Disney princess.
For many decades, Disney Pictures has always cast white or fair-skinned princesses and other characters like Elsa in ‘Frozen, ‘Ariel in ‘The Little Mermaid,’ as well as the well-loved heroines in ‘Cinderella,’ ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ and ‘Snow White.’
Not only has Disney named its latest screen character, ‘Moana,’ but it has also chosen a Native Hawaiian to be the voice behind this Polynesian princess.
Disney’s recent announcement confirmed the casting of 14-year-old Auli’i Cravalho who hails from Mililani, Oahu, as Princess Moana.
The protesters lamented the fact that by casting a person of color to play the role of Moana, Disney has broken a long-held tradition of whiteness which has always made its fictional characters click and tick among American families as well as audiences worldwide.
When asked about the protest, executives at Disney Pictures merely said, “We don’t comment on ongoing controversies about our films.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – Millions of Americans – 2.5 Million as of latest count – have signed a petition on WhiteHouse.gov, urging the Office of the President to stop the filming of ‘Frozen 2,’ the sequel to the blockbuster Disney animation.
The petition was formally submitted to The White House just minutes after Disney CEO Bob Iger made the announcement of the sequel at the Disney shareholder meeting. Frozen co-directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck will both be involved in the sequel, Iger says, as will original producer Peter Del Vecho. No production details or release dates have been revealed.
The petitioners, mostly parents with young children, asked The White House to spare them from more agonizing moments listening over and over to the film’s theme song, ‘Let It Go,’ or whatever the new song will be for the sequel.
As of press time, the Association of Karaoke Bars and Restaurants (AKBR) has voted to add its name to the petition, saying that since the Karaoke version of the song ‘Let It Go,’ was released, they have lost business because many annoyed customers have stayed away, not wanting to hear any more of this Oscar-winning song.
Inside sources at Disney, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Adobo Chronicles that John Travolta has been tapped to record the ‘Frozen 2’ theme song.
If the song gets nominated and Travolta will perform the song at the next Oscars, he will be introduced by Adele Dazeem.