October 10, 2010 by Post Team
Eduardo Verastegui, Mexican actor Eduardo Verastegui, best known for his passionate defense of the unborn child, will star in a new film about the life of Blessed Anacleto González Flores, a Catholic who was martyred in Mexico.
The film, entitled “Cristiada,” is directed by Dean Wright, the producer of special effects for films like “The Lord of the Rings,” “The Chronicles of Narnia” and “Titanic.”
“Cristiada” is filmed in Durango, San Luis Potosi and Mexico City, and also stars Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria and Peter O’Toole.
In an interview with Univision, Verastegui pointed out that it welcomes this new role. “It’s a great movie with a message of faith, love, hope, loyalty and courage, about religious persecution in Mexico, under President Plutarco Elias Calles, whose war against the Church was more than 200,000 dead, “said the actor.
“I play a Catholic lawyer, Blessed Anacleto González Flores, called the” Gandhi of Mexico, “because he was a pacifist who did heroic defending his Catholic faith, without violence.”
Through its strategies pacifist Verastegui continued, Blessed Gonzalez Flores was able to lead the “resistance to the government and defend freedom of religion.”
“I was invited to give life to” Anacleto, and the truth is that this character gives me life, as he was a great hero and a martyr who died for Mexico to defend his faith. He was beaten, tortured and shot for defending his beliefs.
“The most beautiful thing is that he died forgiving his executors,” he added.
Verastegui said he is happy because I’m finally working on a mission that is bigger than me. It is very clear to me that my vocation is to participate in productions that tell stories that are inspiring to people who bring a message of hope, faith, love and happiness. That’s what we did with “Bella” with “The Butterfly Circus, and what we do with ‘Cristiada.
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