Photo: For Greater Glory
Actor Andy Garcia told Efe on Friday that it was “wonderful” to be able to shoot his upcoming film, “For Greater Glory,” amid Mexico’s historical landmarks.
The feature film, to premiere in the United States on June 1, is set in the 1926-1929 Cristero War that broke out following an uprising of religious orders against anti-clerical measures imposed by the Mexican government.
Garcia, who is in Miami promoting the movie, said he plays Gen. Enrique Gorostieta Velarde, who, despite being an atheist, decides to organize the rebels in their religious war against the state and finally embraces the Christian faith.
“The film director (Dean Wright) gave me a book on the history of the Cristeros and right away I was hooked,” the actor told Efe.
Garcia, who shares top billing with Eva Longoria, the legendary Peter O’Toole and Ruben Blades, fully believes in the production’s potential to be a box-office hit.