Marcelo Zarvos (FencesWonder, Emancipation, The Affair, The Good Shepherd, Ray Donovan, Enough Said) has composed the original music for the upcoming biographical drama Cassandro. The film marks the fiction directorial debut of documentarian Roger Ross Williams (Life, Animated, God Loves Uganda) and stars Gael García Bernal, Roberta Colindrez, Joaquín Cosío, Perla De La Rosa and Raúl Castillo. The movie tells the real-life story of Saúl Armendáriz, a gay amateur wrestler from El Paso, who rises to international stardom after he creates the character Cassandro, the “Liberace of Lucha Libre.” Ross Williams also co-wrote the screenplay with David Teague. Gerardo Gatica (Museo, I’m No Longer Here), Todd Black (The Pursuit of Happyness, The Equalizer), David Bloomfield, Ted Hope (American Splendor, Super) and Julie Goldman (The Velvet Underground) are producing the project. Cassandro will premiere this weekend at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival before making its debut on Prime Video later this year.

As previously reported, Zarvos also has Eva Longoria’s directorial debut Flamin’ Hot (to premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival before making its debut on June 9 on Hulu) coming up.