Gael García Bernal Chases Stardom as a Gay Wrestler in ‘Cassandro’ First Look

Gael García Bernal Chases Stardom as a Gay Wrestler in ‘Cassandro’ First Look
2023 is shaping up to be quite the year at the movies for fans of professional wrestling, with Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White bulking up to portray the legendary Von Erichs wrestling dynasty in Sean Durkin’s A24 film “The Iron Claw.” But American entertainment wrestlers are not the only ones getting the cinematic treatment next year.

“Cassandro,” a new scripted film from Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Roger Ross Williams, tells the story of one of Mexican wrestling’s most unique heroes. Saúl Armendáriz was an American-born luchador wrestler who grew up near the U.S.-Mexican border in El Paso, Texas. As a young man with dreams of competing at the highest levels in wrestling, he soon moved to Mexico and began training in Ciudad Juarez. But while some thought his homosexuality would be a hindrance in such a machismo-driven industry, he soon rose to the top of the Mexican
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