Michael Peña in the Trailer for Cesar Chavez

Check out the official trailer for Cesar Chavez, an upcoming biopic on the civil-rights activist and labor organizer. Starring Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson and John Malkovich.

Peña is a fine actor, and we’re looking forward to seeing him take on this important role. Also of interest, this is the second film directed by Diego Luna, the Mexican actor you may remember from Y Tu Mamá También (2001) and this year’s Elysium.

Written by Keir Pearson, who was nominated for an Academy Award for co-writing another biopic with 2004’s Hotel Rwanda.

Official synopsis for Cesar Chavez:

Directed by Diego Luna, “Cesar Chavez” chronicles the birth of a modern American movement led by famed civil rights leader and labor organizer, Cesar Chavez. Torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to bringing dignity and justice to others, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle for the rights of farm workers. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual’s ability to change the system.

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Starring Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, John Malkovich, Jacob Vargas, Yancey Arias, Wes Bentley, and John Ortoz.

ETA: USA – 4 April, 2014.