Netflix Set To Launch Comedy Based On The Life Of Pedro Infante
Netflix is developing a musical comedy about the life of "El Idolo de México," Pedro Infante.
Infante, arguably the most popular Mexican actor and singer of all time, will get his own Netflix original this year, a musical comedy starring Omar Chaparro.
During Netflix's recent forum in Mexico, Executive Director of Online Service Content Ted Sarandos announced that comedian Omar Chaparro would be playing Pedro Infante in a new project called Como Caído del Cielo based on the life and music of the Sinaloa-born screen idol.
Pues esta era la noticia que les quería compartir y que me tiene tan emocionado desde hace dos años; en unas semanas comenzamos a filmar #ComoCaídoDelCielo una película donde tendré que interpretar a mi más grande ídolo #PedroInfante pic.twitter.com/Yxs6VFKScr— Omar Rafael Chaparro (@OMARCHAPARRO) February 13, 2019
Though Infante started off as a singer in Mexico City, he is regarded as one of the greatest actors of Mexico's Golden Age of Cinema.
The prolific Mexican icon starred in 55 films and recorded 366 songs throughout his career, including Cien Años, Amorcito Corazón, and Bésame Mucho.