Look At This First Image Of CESAR CHAVEZ Starring Michael Pena, Directed by Diego Luna

Michael Pena as Cesar Chavez

I’ve received this first image above and this press release from Pantelion Films and Participant Media’s biopic film about the labor hero, CESAR CHAVEZ, directed by Diego Luna and starring Michael Peña, America Ferrara, Rosario Dawson & John Malkovich.

Director: Diego Luna
Producers: Canana Films’ Diego Luna, Pablo Cruz and Gael Garcia Bernal
and John Malkovich, Lianna Halfon and Russell Smith of Mr. Mudd
Executive Producers: Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King of Participant Media
Release Date: March 28, 2014
Running Time: 98 minutes
Rating: PG-13

Synopsis: In Cesar Chavez, director Diego Luna presents a powerful cinematic portrait of the legendary activist. The film stars Michael Peña (End of Watch, Lionsgate’s Academy Award-winning Crash) in the title role, along with America Ferrera (Ugly Betty, End of Watch), Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Seven Pounds) and John Malkovich (In The Line of Fire, Summit Entertainment’s Red and Red 2).

Chronicling the birth of a modern American movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Passionate but soft-spoken, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. Chavez inspired millions of Americans from all walks of life who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual’s ability to change the world.


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