Leguizamo to Star in Najera-Penned Film "Humboldt Park"

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John Leguizamo will star in the upcoming film "Humboldt Park," co-written by Rick Najera, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Leguizamo (Sexaholix) and Freddy Rodriguez ("Grindhouse," "Bobby," "Six Feet Under") have been announced to star in the Overture Films family dramedy penned by Najera (Latinologues), Ted Perkins and Alison Swan. Alfredo De Villa ("Washington Heights") will direct. "Humboldt Park," according to the trade publication, "revolves around the return of three siblings to their parents' home for the holidays on Chicago's northwest side."

Leguizamo is known to Broadway and Off-Broadway audiences for his one-man shows Mambo Mouth, Spic O-Rama, Freak: A Semi Demi Quasi Pseudo Autobiography and Sexaholix. On film he has appeared in Baz Luhrmann's "Moulin Rouge" and "Romeo + Juliet," in "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar," "The Summer of Sam," "Carlito's Way" and (in voice) on both "Ice Age" movies.

Najera currently appears in his comedy Sweet 15 (Quinceañera) at San Diego Repertory Theatre (through Dec. 16). The writer for "MAD TV" and "In Living Color" has also penned A Quiet Love, Latins Anonymous and Latinologues — the latter of which played on Broadway.

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