BARCELONA, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
- Actors Natalia Tena and Quim Gutiérrez complete de cast.
- Ibiza and Barcelona will be the locations of the film, which will premiere in June.
- Oscar-winning director Alejandro Amenábar directs Dakota Johnson.
This summer, for the first time, ESTRELLA DAMM, the beer of Barcelona, is going to produce a film that will be distributed in June. Aiming for the international market, the brand has signed as lead actress Dakota Johnson, who recently starred in 50 Shades of Grey.
In its cinema premiere, ESTRELLA DAMM partners with the director Alejandro Amenábar, who won an Academy Award for his film The Sea Inside. The Spanish-Chilean filmmaker, who worked with Nicole Kidman in The Others (2001), will be back to the movie theatres in October with his thriller Regression, starring Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke.
Ibiza and Barcelona are the chosen locations to narrate Rachel's story, a tourist played by Johnson who arrives at the island and establishes a friendship with a group of friends from Barcelona who spend the summer there. The filming started on April 29th. The short film premiere will be in mid-June, but there is no confirmation of an exact date yet.
Natalia Tena (known for her role in the TV series Game of Thrones, in the Harry Potter movies saga and for her lead role in 10,000 km) and Quim Gutiérrez (Easy Sex, Sad Movies, Dark Blue Almost Black, Cousinhood or The Last Days amongst others) will perform two of the friends Dakota meets in the island.
Estrella Damm is brewed in Barcelona since 1876 with the original recipe: Mediterranean 100% natural ingredients -malt, rice and hop- coming from local farmers; and a fermentation process more than 3 weeks long.
Estrella Damm is not only the beer of Barcelona, it is also the official FC Barcelona beer, the Sónar festival beer and the beer of the best chef in the world, Ferran Adrià.
It can be found all over the world, Estrella arrived at the UK 7 years ago and since then, anyone one can enjoy it in the best pubs and restaurants of the country.
Dakota Johnson has become one of Hollywood's fastest rising stars, most recently starring in the coveted lead role of "Anastasia Steele" in the box office smashing, feature adaptation of E.L. James novel 50 SHADES OF GREY.
Most recently she completed filming opposite Johnny Depp for his Whitey Bulger Biopic BLACK MASS, which was directed by Scott Cooper and is set to be released this fall.
She also recently played one of the leads in A BIGGER SPLASH, Luca Guadagnino's remake of LA PISCINE, alongside Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes and Matthias Schoenaerts. She is currently shooting New Line's comedy HOW TO BE SINGLE with Rebel Wilson.
Dakota first burst on the scene with her performance in David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin's critically acclaimed film THE SOCIAL NETWORK and went on to play roles in the feature comedies THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT, and 21 JUMP STREET with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.
On the television side, Johnson starred in the lead role of FOX's primetime single-camera ensemble comedy television series BEN AND KATE.
Johnson had the honor of being crowned Miss Golden Globe at the 2006 Golden Globe Awards.
Born in Chile on March 31st 1972, Alejandro Amenábar is one of the most prestigious and renowned directors in the international filming industry. He won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for The Sea Inside in 2005.
He is a very versatile artist -scriptwriter in his five films as a director and composer of the soundtrack in most of them-, Amenábar's debut Thesis (1996) was a great surprise. The film, starring Ana Torrent, Fele Martínez and Eduardo Noriega, was presented in the Berlin Film Festival and won seven Goya Awards (Spanish Film Academy), including Best Film and Best New Director.
With Open Your Eyes (1997), Amenábar surpassed the always difficult challenge that can be a second film, it was a hypnotic and oneiric thriller starring Penélope Cruz, Eduardo Noriega and Najwa Nimri that would amaze Tom Cruise. Cruise bought the rights of the film and produced and starred in the American remake (Vanilla Sky, directed by Cameron Crowe) but he also partnered with Amenábar in his third feature film, The Others (2001), starring Nicole Kidman.
He became internationally renowned in 2004 with The Sea Inside, a project lead by Javier Bardem based on the life of Ramón Sampedro. With this film, he won numerous national and international awards, including the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
Agora, an ambitious historical production starring Rachel Weisz and Oscar Isaac, is Amenábar's last film presented until now. Six years of waiting that will end next fall with Regression, a thriller starring Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson.
Having already directed four brilliant short films, Amenábar takes the opportunity that ESTRELLA DAMM brings him to go back to this format, with which he started to show his talent.
Natalia Tena is a 30 year-old British actress born from Spanish parents. She is internationally known for her role as Osha in the TV series Game of Thrones and for the Harry Potter saga (where she performed Nymphadora Tonks). In 2014, she made her first appearance in a Spanish movie with 10,000 km, a drama directed by Carlos Marqués-Marcet, for which she was nominated for the Goya Awards and won the Biznaga de Plata for Best Actress in the Malaga Film Festival and the Best Acting Duo Award (along with David Verdaguer) at the South by Southwest Festival. She is the singer of the band Molotov Jukebox, and will star in the soon to come sci-fi TV series The Refugees, coproduced by the BBC and Atresmedia.
In the billboards right now with Easy Sex, Sad Movies, Quim Gutiérrez (Barcelona, 1981) made his debut in cinema with Without You (R. Masllorens, 2006), but it would be Daniel Sánchez Arévalo's first film DarkBlueAlmostBlack (2006) the one that would bring him his first Goya Award (for Best New Actor) and would point him as one of the best young promises in Spanish cinema. He is a very versatile actor and feels comfortable in any style. Lately, Gutiérrez has starred in big hits like Cousinhood, Three Many Weddings and The Last Days.
SOURCE Estrella Damm