American actress Eva Longoria is attached to star in “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe“, a film adaptation of Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s novel of the same title.
The movie also stars Eugenio Derbez, Max Pelayo, Reese Gonzales, Veronica Falcón, Isabella Gomez, Luna Blaise, and Kevin Alejandro.
Aitch Alberto wrote the script and will make her directorial debut with the movie.
The movie is being financing and produced by Limelight along with 3Pas Studios and Big Swing Productions and in association with Boies Schiller Entertainment.
Among its producers are Derbez, Kyra Sedgwick, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Valerie Stadler, Sedgwick, Ben Odell, Derbez, Miranda of the 5000 Broadway Productions as well as Limelight’s Dylan Sellers, and Chris Parker.
CJ Barbato is co-producing while David Boies and Zack Schiller will executive produce.
“Aristotle and Dante” were published in 2014 and centered on the friendship between Aristotle “Ari” Mendoza (Pelayo) and Dante Quintana (Gonzales), two Mexican American boys on the cusp of manhood who form a life-changing bond after a chance meeting at an El Paso pool in the summer of 1987.