HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 20, 2001 - Latin pop star Ricky Martin is currently in talks to star in "The Assassination," which is being described as a political thriller, The New York Post reports. Martin will also sing the movie's theme song and contribute to the soundtrack.
Filmmaker George A Romero will be directing.
"The Assassination" for Los Angeles-based Highland Crest Pictures. The film centers on the 1961 assassination of Dominican Republic dictator Rafael Trujillo. If Martin's negotiations go as planned, he will play the role of Tavito del al Maza, a noted revolutionary.
A big-name cast, including Oscar nominee Ed Harris, Oscar winners James Coburn and Anthony Quinn and singer Ricky Martin, are in advanced negotiations to participate in the film. According to the Post, Martin's reps said there have been discussions but no commitment from him on the acting side.
"The Assassination," set in the last tumultuous years of Trujillo's regime, will be filmed in Puerto Rico. Shooting is scheduled to begin in April.