A poster and new official images are available today for Cassandro, starring Gael García Bernal as Saul Armendariz, a gay amateur wrestler from El Paso who becomes internationally famous after creating the character of Cassandro, the Liberace Lucha Libre. “The film, based on a true story, is directed by Oscar-winning director Roger Ross Williams. The cast also includes Joaquin Cosio and Raul Castillo, with special contributions from El Hijo del Santo and Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio (Bad Bunny).
Director: Roger Ross Williams
Writer: David Teague and Roger Ross Williams
Composed by: Gael García Bernal, Roberta Colindres, Perla de la Rosa, Joaquín Cosio and Raúl Castillo, with the special participation of El Hijo del Santo and Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio.
Consultant: Saul Armendariz
Producer: Gerardo Gatica, Todd Black, David Bloomfield, Ted Hope, Julie Goldman
Executive Producer: Gael García Bernal, Paula Amor, Mariana Rodriguez Kabarga, A. Müffelmann, Matias Penacino, David Teague, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch
Duration: 107 minutes
SYNOPSIS. Saul Armendariz, a gay amateur wrestler from El Paso, became internationally famous after creating the character Cassandro, “Liberace Lucha Libre.” On his journey, he not only upends the macho world of wrestling, but also his own life.
Cassandro will be available to stream worldwide on Prime Video from September 22, 2023.
Photo by Alejandro Lopez Pineda / Courtesy of Prime Video / AMAZON CONTENT SERVICES LLC.