Eva Longoria directs inspirational film about ‘Little Mariachi’

Eva Longoria is off to great and wonderful things in 2015. One of the tasks on her agenda is a film about the “Little Mariachi” –the kid who was once the center of controversy. While promoting her new project Versus for ESPN at the Television Critics Association this week, Longoria talked about her anticipated short film series that she’s executive producing for the sports channel. SEE ALSO: The ‘Little Mariachi’ finds a new racial culture in American sports The first mini-flick on her to-do list is the story of the young mariachi singer Sebastien De La Cruz. Spending time with my Madrina. @EvaLongoria pic.twitter.com/2BvKJxgQ7M — Sebastien De La Cruz (@selcharrodeoro) October 15, 2014 De La Cruz, 12, stole the hearts of many after stepping into the spotlight in 2012 with his performance in “America’s Got Talent.” He was an instant hit with TV viewers, and as a result was invited to sing the national anthem before Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals. Despite his powerful presentation, the Mexican-American singer became a victim of racist tweets and online bullying for being Latino and performing in his mariachi suit. His inspirational story is now headed to the small screen thanks to Longoria. “I really wanted to tell that story because what came out of it was something beautiful and a really great lesson,” Eva told the Television Critics Association, reports Daily Mail. “We got into this little boy who plays soccer and was thrown into the center of this debate about immigration and what it’s about to be Mexican,” she added of the young star who is a Texas native like her. SEE ALSO: NBA Finals’ singer Sebastien De La Cruz not letting critics get to him The short-film, titled “Go, Sebastien, Go,” will debut on ESPN’s “Sportscaster” in May.The post Eva Longoria directs inspirational film about ‘Little Mariachi’ appeared first on Voxxi.
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Twelve-year-old Sebastien De La Cruz performs the national anthem prior to Game Two of the 2014 NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat at the AT&T Center on June 8, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Eva Longoria is off to great and wonderful things in 2015. One of the tasks on her agenda is a film about the “Little Mariachi” –the kid who was once the center of controversy.

While promoting her new project Versus for ESPN at the Television Critics Association this week, Longoria talked about her anticipated short film series that she’s executive producing for the sports channel.

SEE ALSO: The ‘Little Mariachi’ finds a new racial culture in American sports

The first mini-flick on her to-do list is the story of the young mariachi singer Sebastien De La Cruz.

De La Cruz, 12, stole the hearts of many after stepping into the spotlight in 2012 with his performance in “America’s Got Talent.” He was an instant hit with TV viewers, and as a result was invited to sing the national anthem before Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals.

Despite his powerful presentation, the Mexican-American singer became a victim of racist tweets and online bullying for being Latino and performing in his mariachi suit.

His inspirational story is now headed to the small screen thanks to Longoria.

Eva Longoria to direct movie.
Actress and Executive Producer of ‘Vs’ Eva Longoria speaks onstage during the ESPN Films panel of the 2015 Winter Television Critics Association press tour at the Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa on January 7, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

“I really wanted to tell that story because what came out of it was something beautiful and a really great lesson,” Eva told the Television Critics Association, reports Daily Mail.

“We got into this little boy who plays soccer and was thrown into the center of this debate about immigration and what it’s about to be Mexican,” she added of the young star who is a Texas native like her.

SEE ALSO: NBA Finals’ singer Sebastien De La Cruz not letting critics get to him

The short-film, titled “Go, Sebastien, Go,” will debut on ESPN’s “Sportscaster” in May.

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