HOLLYWOOD, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – We must commend Hollywood for casting Asian Americans in mainstream films. It is a testament to its commitment to diversity.
Remember “Aloha?” Actress Emma Stone, who is quarter Hawaiian, was cast opposite Bradley Cooper in the 2015 Columbia Pictures’ romantic comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by Cameron Crowe.
Now, Dreamworks has chosen quarter Japanese Scarlett Johansson to play the lead role in the iconic 1995 animated Japanese sci-fi film Ghost in the Shell. The film revolves around Major Motoko Kusanagi, a member of a futuristic security force tasked with tracking a mysterious hacker. The film is set in Japan, and the major cast members are Japanese.
Like “Aloha,” the Japanese sci-fi film is expected to be a blockbuster! We hope you’ll go see the film on the first week-end of its release nationwide.
HOLLYWOOD, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Beginning in 2017, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) will add a third category to its annual Golden Globe Awards.
HFPA announced the new category after being deluged with criticism about tonight’s Golden Globe award for ‘The Martian’ and Matt Damon for Best Picture and Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.
The new category will be ‘Motion Picture That’s Neither Drama Nor Musical or Comedy.’
Film producers and actors applauded the HFPA announcement because it would increase their chances of getting nominated or awarded for the Golden Globes.
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (The Adobo Chronicles) –It’s the biggest news in Mexico and the United States: drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been re-captured after escaping from prison and being on the run for the past six months.,
Guzman faces drug trafficking charges in the United States and the Mexican government has expressed its willingness to extradite him to the U.S.
Now it is known that Guzman spent hours talking to American actor Sean Penn, who interviewed him for a magazine during a secret meeting in the Mexican jungle. It was during that meeting with Penn that El Chapo expressed his interest to have his life depicted in a Hollywood film.
Guzman’s Hollywood ambition supercedes his drug business interests or the potential for his incaceration so he expressed his willingness to voluntarily surrender to U.S. authorities as long as they allow him to film and finish a Hollywood movie about his life. He wants to play himself in the movie.
Sean Penn wanted to play the role of Guzman in the film but he says he is as excited directing it. It could be an Oscar-winning film, Penn says.
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