Eva Mendes Is 'Queen of the South'

Eva Mendes

Coming out from the production of the noir film 'The Spirit', the co-star of Joaquin Phoenix in 'We Own the Night' is heading to a thriller movie as she is tapped to star in 'Queen of the South'.

Having just wrapped up the production of Frank Miller's "The Spirit", Eva Mendes, the co-star of Will Smith in dramedy "Hitch" has set her eyes on another feature film project. The 34-year-old Cuban-American actress is set to topline drama thriller for Warner Independent Pictures entitled "Queen of the South".

Taking the role of the main character, Mendes is going to portray a Mexican woman who becomes a Spanish drug lord to avenge the death of her boyfriend. For the movie, she will be teaming up with fellow actors, Josh Hartnett and Ben Kingsley, as well as with helmer Jonathan Jakubowicz.

"Queen" is adapted from Arturo Perez Reverte's best selling novel with the title of "La Reina del Sur". Made using the script provided by Jakubowicz and Albert Torres, the film will be filmed in Mexico and Spain in September 2008.

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    Jan 16, 2011

    This was an excellent book. My compliments the Spanish author. lvman1953

    Jan 16, 2011

    Ditto Beto man. The actors guild is corrupt and not a friend of Mexican actors or actresses. Simply said some people just make their money off of our culture without reciprocating. Alas, the unfair world of the movie industry in America. Who knows maybe they think we're gardeners and maids. Big LOL...idiots. lvman1953

    Mar 16, 2009

    Wow, I was just recommending this book to my girlfriend and went online to see if I could find a synopsis and lo-and-behold a film is in the works! Arturo Perez-Reverte has been one of my favorite authors for years, ever since I first read The Flanderís Panel and if this adaptation has even a quarter of the pacing, depth and spectacle of the novel, itís sure to be fantastic. Definitely looking forward to this! Also, if youíve never read this book or any Perez-Reverte, this ones a great place to start, the Alatriste series is phenomenal (although slow to be released in English)The Flanderís Panel is likely my favorite and The Club Dumas is a real nail-biter. Great to see Hollywood taking inspiration from not only a great writer, but an international one at that!

    Beto Man Good
    Feb 05, 2009

    How come they never cast Mexican women to play Mexican Women? Catherine Zeta Jones as Zorro's Wife, Jennifer Lopez as Selena, and now Eva Mendes as Teresa Mendoza aka Teresa La MEXICANA. What the hell is wrong with people? These women are very beautiful hispanc women, but they're not Mexican.

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