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Watch: First Trailer for Diego Luna's 'Cesar Chavez: An American Hero,' Starring Michael Peña, Rosario Dawson, John Malkovich

By Sarah Salovaara | Indiewire November 4, 2013 at 2:58PM

Lauded character actor Michael Peña looks to be getting his turn in the spotlight in a recently released trailer for the Diego Luna-helmed "Cesar Chavez: An American Hero." Chronicling Chavez's efforts to stage the largest non-violent protest in U.S. history in order to obtain labor rights for 50,000 farm workers in California, the film co-stars America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson and John Malkovich.
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Lauded character actor Michael Peña looks to be getting his turn in the spotlight in a recently released trailer for the Diego Luna-helmed "Cesar Chavez: An American Hero." Chronicling Chavez's efforts to stage the largest non-violent protest in U.S. history in order to obtain labor rights for 50,000 farm workers in California, the film co-stars America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson and John Malkovich. The material, from an original script by Keir Pearson, should prove extra timely given the immigration debate that's been waging in Congress for months on end.

Though we seem to be in the throes of biopic season--running the gamut from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" to "Diana"--"Cesar Chavez: An American Hero" won't hit theaters till April 4, 2014. In the meantime, enjoy the trailer below.


This article is related to: Trailers, Diego Luna, Michael Peña, Rosario Dawson, John Malkovich, America Ferrera





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