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November 21, 2017 Star Wars Episode VIII, Video

The new “Star Wars : The Last Jedi” TV Spot is showing us another quick look at DJ!

October 25, 2017 Star Wars Episode VIII

A new featurette for “Star Wars : The Last Jedi” gives us an exclusive look at Benicio’s character, DJ.

October 15, 2017 Gallery, Public Appearances

Benicio attended One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert For Disaster Relief last night. I added 5 HQ pictures in our gallery.

October 2, 2017 Interview, News, Video

When USA TODAY spotted actor and producer Benicio del Toro shortly after he arrived here in the Puerto Rican capital Saturday night, he agreed to answer a few questions. Here’s what he said, with minor editing:

USA TODAY: Why are you in Puerto Rico?

BDT: I came to visit my dad and my family. I haven’t talked to my father since the Hurricane hit on the 20th (until) we touched base three days ago. I also had a chance to meet with the Governor (Gov. Ricardo Rosselló) to talk about a project of the first lady (Beatriz Isabel Rosselló),

Look it up. (The First Lady’s initiative is a fundraising effort involving private enterprise and individuals to help Puerto Rican victims of hurricanes Irma and Maria.)

San Juan is my home town. I grew up here.

I love the people. I love the food. I live in California, … and like many people who live in mainland United States, we come back home, but there’s a difference.

If you’re a Puerto Rican who lives in Florida, you can vote for the president of the United States. If you live in Puerto Rico, you are an American citizen, but you’re not allowed to vote for a president. You’re not allowed to vote for a representative in Congress, … and that has to change.

USA TODAY: Is the recovery being politicized?

BDT: There were hurricanes that hit Houston and Florida, a major earthquake in Mexico, and then this huge hurricane hits Puerto Rico. There’s an element of the slowness had to do with that.

But the fact is there’s also — I can’t help think that the slowness has to do with the fact that Puerto Ricans don’t have the right to vote for a representative in Congress or the president of the United States.

And there’s finger pointing. (Del Toro was referring to the spat between President Trump and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz. On Saturday, Trump accused Yulin Cruz of “poor leadership” after she criticized the federal relief effort as too slow.)

Mayor Cruz was saying there’s people here suffering still. We’re starting this long journey of recuperating.

Don’t celebrate victory before the end of the game. But I think it’s going to be taken care of.

USA TODAY: What was your reaction when the hurricane hit?

BDT: I’m working on a show in upstate New York. I was watching the news.

Puerto Rico streets I grew up in were flooded with water. People were dying.

You start feeling a little bit of an itch. I’m in the middle of the shoot. I couldn’t help but to come down and show some support.

And it’s great. When you help, it’s a good feeling.

USA TODAY: How’d you feel about what you’ve seen so far?

BDT: There were hurricanes in the past but this one was completely epic. … How many times I’ve flown into San Juan: All you see is green.

Today everything is like mud. It looked like it had been burnt.

There’s this sense of sadness. There’s a little bit of hopelessness looking at it. That old tree is not there anymore.

USA TODAY: That tree?

BDT: There’s this old tree by Condado (a beachfront neighborhood in San Juan) that’s always been there, a landmark. Now half of it is gone.

It used to be all green. Now you see everything behind it.

It’s like an unmasking of memories. It’s like looking at old pictures before the tree was planted. – USA Today

August 20, 2017 News, Soldado

Columbia Pictures and Black Label Media recently announced that the sequel to Sicario, Sicario 2: Soldado will open June 29, 2018. Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin are both back for the movie, which is directed by Stefano Sollima.

Promotion for Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi is starting! Benicio attended Disney’s D23 EXPO 2017 yesterday along his co-stars to promote the movie! Thanks to my friend Claudia for the help with the pictures!

Showtime has given a formal order to “Escape at Dannemora,” the prison break project starring Benicio del Toro and Patricia Arquette.

Escape at Dannemora,” which has been greenlit for an eight-hour run, is the latest limited series for Showtime, following “Twin Peaks.”

Paul Dano will also star alongside Del Toro and Arquette. All eight episodes will be directed by Stiller who is also executive producer on the series.

Escape at Dannemora” — formerly titled “Escape at Clinton Correctional” — is based on the real-life 2015 prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015, which spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled. Del Toro will play convicted murderer Richard Matt who masterminds the escape; Arquette will play Tilly Mitchell, a working class, married woman who works at the prison and becomes sexually involved with both convicts, inducing her to assist them with their escape; and Dano will play David Sweat, a convicted cop-killer who uses his good looks to seduce Tilly and becomes a reluctant partner in Richard Matt’s plot.

The series will be written by Brett Johnson and Michael Tolkin, who met while working as writers on Showtime’s “Ray Donovan.” Both scribes will serve as executive producers with Bryan Zuriff, Michael De Luca though his Michael De Luca Productions, Nicky Weinstock for Red Hour Productions and Stiller.

“We are all very intent on trying to tell this singular story in a way that shows the reality and humanity of the people involved,” said Stiller. “While the genre is a prison escape story, at its core it is a story about real people, some criminals and some not, who make some bad choices that have huge consequences. I think that’s what’s so compelling about this.”

Arquette commented, “I’m very excited about ‘Escape at Dannemora’ and about working with Ben, Benicio, Michael, Brett and Showtime on this fascinating and dark American love story rooted in real and self-deceptive incarceration.”

Stiller is repped by WME. Del Toro is repped by CAA and LBI Entertainment. Arquette is repped by The Gersh Agency and 3 Arts Entertainment. Dano is repped by WME and Anonymous Content. He will also make his directorial debut with the upcoming film “Wildlife,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan.

No premiere date has been set. The series will shoot at actual locations in Upstate New York. Production begins later this year.