'Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe' Behind the Scenes: Director Aitch Alberto Says There Are No Queer or Latinidad Tropes

Director Aitch Alberto on set of Aristotle and Dante

ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE director Aitch Alberto talks to CineMovie about her adaptation of the NY Times best-selling YA novel of the same name by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. The filmmaker reveals BLUE BEETLE'S Xolo Maridueña was up for the role of Aristotle years back, but she continued her search for the perfect Mexican-American teens for this coming-of-age story that stays away from "queer and Latininad" tropes.

ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE centers on the friendship between two teenage Mexican-American loners in 1987 El Paso who explore a new, unusual friendship and the magical road to self-discovery.

The film stars newcomers Max Pelayo and Reese Gonzales with a supporting cast that includes Eugenio Derbez, Eva Longoria, Veronica Falcón, and Kevin Alejandro.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Eugenio Derbez, and Kyra Sedwick are producers of the #movie. 

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