Rogue One star, Diego Luna, has joined the Amazon project about Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II as an Executive Producer.
Actors Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna have come onboard the series as executive producers, while Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego are now attached to direct all four episodes of the series. Production designer Eugenio Caballero, an Oscar winner for his work on “Pan’s Labyrinth,” has also joined the production along with costume designer Anna Terrazas and casting director Luis Rosales. Caballero, Terrazas, and Rosales all previously worked together on the Oscar-winning film “Roma.” The Mexican production will be overseen by Stacy Perskie and local production company REDRUM.
The untitled limited series was announced last year, with Javier Bardem attached to star as Cortés. Steven Zaillian is writing the series based on the screenplay by Dalton Trumbo. Zaillian and Bardem will executive produce along with Bernal, Luna, Kirk Douglas, Grant Hill and Amblin Television co-presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.
Diego will also be starring in an upcoming Disney+ production focused on his Rogue One character, Cassian Andor.