Danny Trejo to Star as Ferdinand Magellan in Philippines-Set ‘1521’

Hollywood actor Danny Trejo (“Machete,” “Con Air,” “Warmth”) has been solid for the function of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan in “1521,” an upcoming historic epic that charts the pre-colonial period of the Philippines depicting the Battle of Mactan, Selection has discovered.

Produced by Filipino-American filmmaker Francis B. Lara Ho of Encourage Studios (“Angel Warrior,” “Palawan: Final Man Out”), “1521” is a U.S.-Philippines manufacturing that follows the journey of Magellan, who led the Spanish expedition and was one of many first Europeans to journey to Asia. He reached the archipelago that is named Philippines right this moment on March 16, 1521.

The script of “1521” was penned by Mary Krell-Oishi. Principal pictures is predicted to start out this month in Palawan.

Becoming a member of Trejo within the solid is Michael Copon (“One Tree Hill,” “Energy Rangers,” “Scorpion King 2”). He’ll play the function of Datu Lapu-lapu, an island ruler and chief of the soldiers who fended off Magellan’s tried colonization of the Philippine archipelago. Magellan’s forces had been defeated and the Portuguese explorer killed within the Battle of Mactan on April 27, 1521.

Complicating the historic encounter between Magellan and Copon is the forbidden romance between native Mactan princess Diwata, performed by Filipino actress Bea Alonzo (“Eerie,” “Unbreakable”), and a Spanish soldier, in addition to Magellan’s translator Enrique, performed by Hector David Jr. (“Energy Rangers,” “East Los Excessive”). Filipino actress Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan shall be taking part in Ahmani, the sister of Diwata.

Alonso was beforehand named as a Expertise to Watch by Selection and the Internationals Movie Competition & Awards Macao in 2019. She can also be as a result of star in WWII story, “Angel Warrior” as a lady whose near-death expertise transforms her right into a ferocious underground fighter, described as a “she satan.”

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