Diego Luna, a successful Mexican actor, directs the film that features Danny Glover, American actor well-know for his roles in “The Color Purple” and “Lethal Weapon 2”, among numerous other Hollywood productions. The film also features Maya Rudolph, an American actress and singer, know for her appearances in Saturday Night Live.
Locals surrounded the set where actors and producers filmed on the streets, with filming breaks being taken to offer autographs and greetings by Luna.
“It’s very cool, we asked him if we could take photos and he offered to allow photos with my two daughters. I have always liked Luna’s films, such as Rudo y Cursi,” said one observer.
City authorities provided support during the production for the film crew and actors to ensure a pleasant experience, and that they are able to complete their work. The film contains images of Puerto Vallarta, as well as other locations in Jalisco, and will serve as an international promotion.
“It’s been a pleasure working in Puerto Vallarta, a city I know well, and offers many ideal places to film and we are grateful for the welcoming we have received,” said Luna.
“Mr. Pig is a beautiful road movie, and a chance to talk about the love for Mexico through the eyes of an American,” said producer Pablo Cruz at Canana.
“It has a U.S. appeal because of Danny and its English-language. It obviously has a Mexican appeal because of Diego and other Mexican actors involved. And we’re looking to Mundial, international sales director for the film, to take it into international markets,” Canana’s Pablo Cruz
The film joins an extensive list of popular films produced in Puerto Vallarta, and the most famous, “The Night of the Iguana”. Other well-known films includes “Predator”, “Jacqueline the Magnificent”, and other.