Beatriz At Dinner, the Bron Studios and Killer Films production starring Salma Hayek and John Lithgow, has begun production in Los Angeles, with Miguel Arteta directing from a screenplay by Mike White.
Bron Studios Aaron L. Gilbert produces with Killer Films’ David Hinojosa, Pam Koffler and Christine Vachon. The film is being produced in association with Creative Wealth Media Finance. Jason Cloth, Richard McConnell and Lewis Hendler are executive producers.
“Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Southern California. Don Strutt is a real estate developer whose cutthroat tactics have made him a self-made, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two polar opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.”
“Drunk Parents“, “Frida” and “Puss in Boots“.
John Lithgow’s Credits:
Will next be starring as Sir Winston Churchill in the Netflix series “The Crown.” His upcoming films include “Miss Sloane” opposite Jessica Chastain and the crime drama “The Accountant” alongside Ben Affleck for Warner Bros.
Other Cast Members:
Chloe Sevigny (“American Psycho“, “Boys Don’t Cry“, “Zodiac“), Jay Duplass (“Togetherness“, “The Mindy Project“, “Transparent“), Connie Britton (“Nashville“, “American Horror Story“, “Friday Night Lights“), and Nina Arianda (“Midnight in Paris,” “Tower Heist,” “Hannibal“).
Producers & Director Credits:
Gilbert’s credits include “The Birth of a Nation“, “Special Correspondents” and “Welcome to Me“. Koffler and Vachon’s Killer Films’ credits include “Carol“, “Still Alice” and “Boys Don’t Cry“. Arteta previously directed “Youth in Revolt“, “The Good Girl” and “Cedar Rapids“. White’s past screenplays include “School of Rock“, “Nacho Libre” and “The Good Girl“.
Salma Hayek has a personal interest in the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio – a relative from her native Mexico will be going for gold.
Yvonne Trevino Hayek, who is the granddaughter of the cousin of the Desperado actress’ father, will be making history when she takes part in the Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Yvonne will be the first woman in 48 years to compete in the long jump event as a member of the Mexican Olympic team.
The 27-year-old isn’t the first in their family to have Olympic dreams – Salma used to be a competitive gymnast as a child.
In 2012, Salma Hayek told the New Zealand Herald, “They drafted me… to be part of the Olympic team! But I was eight or nine and my father said no because I would have had to go live in Mexico City in a boarding school for gymnasts, do six hours, eight hours a day of training, which for me was like paradise.”
“My father thought I wouldn’t have had a normal childhood, and he wanted me to be normal. It’s too bad that with all his efforts it didn’t work out! But anyway, it worked out for me because now I’m an actress!”
I’m working on the pictures gallery problem, the thumbnails for each album are not working properly. If it’s discovered to be a theme issue, I’ll be uploading a newer one. However, if it’s a Coppermine Gallery one, well then it’ll probably be down a little while. Sorry for the inconvenience of this technical situation.