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(2010) 

The story is about an actress whose wish for stardom comes at a heavy price. Her name is Diana Diaz, a young woman with a wild yet familiar dream: to become a star. And to win it all, she is willing to lose herself. Tired of working nights as a bartender, Diana finally decides to leave her homeland, her best friend Maria, and all of the bad memories Spain holds for her. She heads out for the bright lights of Miami, and despite its glamorous first impression, this new paradise proves anything but. Fed up with casting calls, hunger, and near-poverty, Diana continues to push forward, and with the help of new friends, makes it out to Hollywood. As Diana Diaz transformsinto Di Di, the once ambitious bartender truly learns the price of stardom.

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Cast

  • Elsa Pataky....................................Diana Diaz
  • Peter Coyote............................Michael Stein
  • Paul Sculfor............................Steve Richards
  • Giovanna Zacarias.................................Nora
  • Luis Hacha...........................................Robert
  • Flora Martinez.......................................Maria
  • Jean Marie Juan...................................David

Credits

  • Directed by...................................Bigas Luna

  • Screenplay by.......Carmen Chaves Gastaldo and Bigas Luna

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Production Notes:

Shot in the fall of 2009 at the Ciudad de la Luz studios in Alicante, Spain, in the fall of 2009.

Director/screenwriter Bigas Luna describes his latest project as the second part of his trilogy, which began with "Yo soy la Juani" in which he focuses on the relationship between women and success. Film production ran from September 28 through November 30. A September 2010 theatrical release is expected in Spain. According to Luna, the trilogy "reflects the darker side of the quest for fame."

Visit the film's official web site for more information.

 

On location photos

 

[ The Official Peter Coyote Web Site ]