We want him to sing and she to dance

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Jennifer Lopez (because she no longer wants us to call her J-Lo) has worked with almost all of her shift partners. She was a dancer for Puff Daddy and arranged for him to produce her first album. She later married Chris Judd, who was part of her corps de ballet. He worked with Ben Affleck on his criticized "Gigli" and on "Jersey Girl," including him in his video "Jenny From the Block." With her current Marc Anthony, with whom she had previously worked on songs like “Don't love me”, now they are premiered as a couple on the screen with the movie “El Cantante”, a film about the life of Héctor Lavoe, one of the most popular salsa singers. important events of the XNUMXs.
The story focuses on the tragic life of this sonero, who after having fame and fortune, was addicted to heroin, fell into ruin and finally became infected with AIDS, dying from complications of this disease.
Marc Anthony will be Hector Lavoe, while Jennifer López will be Puchi, the partner of the late artist.
Those who have seen the film, which opens on August 1 in the United States, rate it as good, although voices criticizing López's role are also heard.
Lavoe was an idol three decades ago in the Caribbean and Central America, so the fact that a movie like this is released in the United States, where the Latino population is the fastest growing, raises great expectations.
Considering also the strong influence that salsa has on Latin traditions and that the film is starred by perhaps the best current exponent of this genre, who uses his own voice during the film, the matter becomes doubly profitable.
The direction and script are the responsibility of Leon Ichaso, who has in his history little known films such as Piñero and Bitter Sugar and others only for television such as "Ali: An American Hero", "Zooman" and "The Take", and some chapters in series like "Medium" and "Miami Vice", which is perhaps the most notable of his career.
"El Cantante" was presented in September last year at the Toronto Film Festival, and apparently it was one of the best, so it is already causing some expectation among the Latino community in the United States.
Ichaso has commented that the script was written always with Marc in mind, because according to him they both have the same scenic power. This also ensures that at least the soundtrack will be a commercial success.


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