William Levy to star in film about world of salsa
IANS [ Wed, May 8, 2013 ]
- Miami, May 8 (IANS/EFE) Cuban actor William Levy will star with Jada Pinkett-Smith in a new film that has as its background the world of salsa.
The film "Salsa" will tell the story of a woman (Pinkett-Smith) who finds herself in a transition phase in her life and gets to know a salsa instructor (Levy), and through dance she begins to see life in another way.
Amy Heckerling will write and direct, while Pinkett-Smith and Miguel Melendez will co-produce the film.
Levy, 32, two years ago was named the world's most attractive Latino man by People en EspaÃ±ol magazine and he has starred in successful television soap operas such as "Sortilegio", "Cuidado con el angel" and "El triunfo del amor".
The Cuban-born actor, who immigrated to Miami at age 15, recently finished filming two movies for Lionsgate - "Addicted" and "Single Moms Club" - and he is now preparing "La Tempestad", which will air on Hispanic television in June.
In a recent interview with EFE, Levy said that he continues to be "the same boy who left Cuba, although today I have more responsibilities".
The Cuban artist is one of the Hispanics who has made the crossover to English-language entertainment, as he demonstrated last year with his successful participation in the US TV program "Dancing with the Stars".