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Adria Arjona is ready to walk down the aisle with Andy Garcia. She has been tapped to play Garcia’s daughter and the bride-to-be in Warner Bros and Plan B’s reboot of Father of the Bride. Gaz Alazraki has been set to helm the studio’s new reboot, which will revolve around a Cuban-American family, with Matt Lopez penning the script.
The film will tell the story of a father coming to grips with his daughter’s upcoming wedding through the prism of multiple relationships within a big, sprawling Cuban-American family. It will be more of a rom-com than previous versions of film. While this will mark the third iteration of the story, sources say this will be more in the vein of the original Spencer Tracy pic and not the Steve Martin franchise from the 1990s.
Dede Garner and Jeremy Kleiner will produce for Plan B Entertainment. Garcia will exec produce.
Arjona’s breakout role came on Legendary’s Pacific Rim: Uprising, where she co-starred opposite John Boyega and Scott Eastwood. She would follow that up with key roles in Life of the Party, Triple Frontier and most recently in the Michael Bay action pic 6 Underground. She can be seen next in Sony’s extended Marvel Universe pic Morbius, which also stars Jared Leto and Matt Smith.
Arjona was recently tapped for the female lead in the anticipated Rogue One spinoff series Andor, which also stars Diego Luna and Stellan Skarsgard. She is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content and Goodman, Genow.
Sony Pictures has officially pushed Morbius from its October 2021 release date (now held by No Time To Die) to a January 21, 2022 release.
The film revolves around biochemist Michael Morbius (Jared Leto) trying to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead. Adria, along with Tyrese Gibson, Michael Keaton, and Jared Harris also star.
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Adria Arjona can keep a secret, kind of. When it was revealed last summer that she had been cast opposite Diego Luna in the Star Wars spin-off series Andor, the 28-year-old actor danced around the report, not exactly confirming it, but not denying it either. Ditto for her role in the upcoming Marvel thriller Morbius. When asked who she plays opposite Jared Leto’s scientist-turned-vampire at the center of the story, Arjona remained purposely vague. (The answer is Martine Bancroft, Morbius’s girlfriend and a scientist in her own right.) Morbius was set to hit theaters last July, but was delayed to later this year after most theaters shut down. The pandemic also forced Arjona to hit pause for the first time in her life. As the daughter of the Guatemalan singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona, she spent her youth criss-crossing Latin America as a de facto member of her father’s traveling road-show, selling merchandise and even stage managing as she watched him play to bigger and bigger crowds. That early exposure to a transient lifestyle suited her well when, after studying acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York, she began appearing in projects such as the second season of HBO’s True Detective, and, more recently, Michael Bay’s full-blast action extravaganza 6 Underground. Now, with a return to pre-pandemic productivity in sight, Arjona is gearing up to pick up where she left off—with, as she tells Leto, a renewed sense of purpose.
JARED LETO: Where are you right now?
ADRIA ARJONA: I’m in Guatemala, at my dad’s recording studio.
LETO: I literally just left the recording studio. How’s your dad doing?
ARJONA: He’s good. I think he misses his people and his audience, but otherwise, he’s doing great. It’s the only year off he’s ever had.
LETO: Did you grow up on the road, or did he keep you away from that?
ARJONA: I was in the middle of it. I’ve lived on a tour bus for the majority of my life. He was playing really small gigs and he would just string us along.
LETO: I can relate, because I’ve spent so much time on tour buses, but thinking of a little kid running around out there on tour is awesome. And your dad is a legend. Does having this self-made icon as a father ever weigh on you?
ARJONA: Yes and no. When I’m with him he’s my dad, and when I’m away from him and hear the way people talk about him, and when I hear his music, I really feel it, like, “Holy shit, that’s my dad.” My last name does weigh on me sometimes, but I carry it with pride. I don’t know if I’ll ever reach his standards, but I’ll try.
Read the rest of the interview over at Interview Magazine’s website.
The rising star made waves in True Detective and the Netflix movie 6 Underground. Next up: a new Marvel film and a spell in the spotlight in Giorgio Armani’s campaign for My Way, a carbon-neutral, sustainable fragrance.
I like to be alone in the morning, and even if I’m working, I’ll take an hour to myself. I brush my teeth, then run to the kitchen to start brewing my coffee as I make my celery juice. I’ll meditate or I’ll do some Morning Pages. And then after an hour, I pick up my phone for the first time and start seeing what’s going on in the world.
In the morning, I usually just ice my face. It depuffs it. I feel like it’s firmer and the ice brings back circulation to my face – and it’s also super cheap. Then I put Mario Badescu’s rosewater spray on my face to freshen up. I love the smell of it. Finally, I follow with sunscreen.
I do a lot of running and HIIT workouts. But boxing is usually my go-to. I feel like I expel everything and leave it on the bag. After a workout, I have a shake with chia, ground flaxseed, maca powder, Vital Proteins and blueberries.
A bath for me is a [self-care] moment. I light a candle and decorate the whole thing. I do bath salts, lavender and essential oils. And get a good book. [But] I live in California and [to conserve water] I cannot be taking a bath every day. I mean, I could, but I would be a total asshole.
Check out the rest of Adria’s routine and info/links at the Marie Claire website!