Gael Garcia Bernal is the new Zorro


A few months back, it was reported that a new Zorro movie is in the works with Alfonso Cuaron’s son Jonas taking control at the helm. Well, now it looks like Cuaron has cast his leading man, Gael Garcia Bernal.


Bernal will play Zorro in the reboot, which is being referred to a simply ‘Z‘, and the word on the street is that it will be set slightly in the future. Cuaron also wrote the screenplay for the film, which is expected to head to the Cannes Film Festival this week to be sold around the world.

Bernal led Jonas Cuaron‘s superb directorial effort Desierto, which debuted at last year’s London Film Festival, and also Alfonso Cuaron’s stunning Y Tu Mamá También back in 2001.