Eduardo Verastegui stars in new film on Mexico’s religious persecution: “For Greater Glory”
March 21, 2012. (Romereports.com) On April 20th a film that deals with a key part of Mexico’s history with Catholicism will be released in Mexico. The movie, is called “For Greater Glory.” The cast includes big Hollywood names like Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria, and Peter O’ Toole.
The film deals with Mexico’s so called “Cristero War,” which broke out in 1926. The war was fueled by religious persecution, but people fought back, hence the name “Cristeros” for Christ.
Among the actors is Eduardo Verastegui, who plays the role of a martyr named Anacleto Gonzalez. He was a family man who died forgiving his murderers.
The film is directed by Dean Wright who worked on big name films like ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’. In the US it will be released on June 1st.
In fact, a preview of the movie was shown at World Youth Day in Madrid. Also Mexico’s former president, Vicente Fox, recently saw the film after showing interest in the project. As far as production costs, the movie “For Greater Glory,” is the most expensive in Mexico’s history.