Biopic On Cassandro, The Liberace Of Lucha Libre, Will get Launch Date


There’s a couple of new wrestling biopic hitting the movie panorama. Whereas appreciable consideration has been paid to “The Iron Claw” in regards to the Von Erichs, “Cassandro” — Roger Ross Williams’ film on “The Liberace of Lucha Libre” drew rave evaluations earlier this yr on the Sundance Movie Pageant. And now Amazon Prime Video has discovered a spot for “Cassandro” on its launch calendar. The movie will hit choose theaters on September 15 earlier than it strikes to streaming on Prime Video as of September 23.

“Cassandro” shall be Williams’ second movie on the luchador, having beforehand made the documentary quick “The Man And not using a Masks” in 2016. Gael Garcia Bernal stars as Cassandro, whereas rapper and occasional WWE wrestler Dangerous Bunny will seem in a supporting position. The movie will even function Cassandro’s outdated rival, El Hijo del Santo, who will painting himself.

Born Saúl Armendáriz in El Paso, Texas, on Might 20, 1970, Cassandro educated below Rey Misterio Sr., the uncle of WWE Corridor of Famer Rey Mysterio, earlier than debuting in 1988 at 18 years outdated. Initially working below a gladiator gimmick, the overtly homosexual Cassandro was impressed to turn out to be an exotico — a male wrestler who portrays a homosexual caricature in drag.

After becoming a member of the Common Wrestling Affiliation in 1989, Cassandro would undertake his now-famous personaSplitting time between Mexico and the US, Cassandro’s most distinguished run got here with the UWA, the place he feuded with del Santo, teamed with fellow exotico and future Lucha Underground star Pimpinela Escarlata, and gained the UWA World Light-weight Title in 1992. He would later work for AAA within the mid-2000s, feuding and teaming with Escarlata, and has since labored the Mexican and U.S. independents, together with appearances for Ring of Honor and GCW. Cassandro briefly signed with TNA in 2009 however was launched earlier than debuting on TV; he would later inform buddies he left the promotion out of concern those that could be writing his character had been homophobic.


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