Gael Garcia Bernal to Headline ‘Zorro Reborn’

Gael Garcia BernalMexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal has landed the lead role in Zorro Reborn, a futuristic reimagining of the title swordsman’s tale.

Bernal will play the beloved — and masked — Spanish (via California) character as a “vigilante bent on revenge,” according to Variety.

Antonio Banderas played the fictional Zorro in two films, the most recent of which was 2005’s The Legend of Zorro.

Bernal, meanwhile, has throughout his career starred in smaller fare, including Y Tu Mama Tambien and The Motorcycle Diaries.