Four More Sign Up For “Blue Beetle”
Oscar nominee Adriana Barraza, actor-comedian George Lopez, Elpidia Carrillo and Damian Alcazar have joined the cast of the “Blue Beetle” film at DC Films and Warner Bros. Pictures.
Xolo Mariduena (“Cobra Kai”) stars as Jaime Reyes, a working-class El Paso teenager devoted to his family and with no connections to superheroes who finds a mysterious scarab half-buried in a disused lot.
The scarab comes alive and grafts itself to the base of Jaime’s spine and provided him with a suit of extraterrestrial armor that can be modified to enhance his speed and strength, as well as to create weapons, wings and shields.
The four play multigenerational members of the Reyes family including Lopez as Uncle Rudy, Barraza as Nana, Carrillo as Rocio and Alcazar as Alberto. They join Bellisa Escobedo, Bruna Marquezine and Harvey Guillen who are also onboard.
Angel Manuel Soto (“Charm City Kings”) directs from a script by Mexican writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (“Miss Bala”). The film will be released theatrically on August 18th 2023.
Source: The Wrap