Amazon Prime has released a new trailer for Gael García Bernal’s “Cassandro.” Based on a true story, the film tells the tale of Saúl Armendáriz, a gay amateur wrestler from El Paso, rises to international stardom after he creates the character ‘Cassandro,’ the “Liberace of Lucha Libre.
” In the process, he upends not just the macho wrestling world, but also his own life.
Directed by Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams.
“Life, Animated” Oscar winner Roger Ross Williams directing from a script he co-wrote with David Teague. The real-life Armendáriz served as a consultant on the film. In addition to Bernal, Roberta Colindrez, Perla de la Rosa, Joaquín Cosío, and Raúl Castillo also star, with with special appearances from El Hijo del Santo and Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio.
“Cassandro” premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, where Karen Benardello’s Cinema Daily US review said, “Gael García Bernal Gives an Inspirational Performance as Libre Wrestler Saúl Armendáriz in Affectionate Biopic Cassandro.”
“Cassandro” premieres in select theaters September 15 and will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video September 22.