Golden Globe and Oscar nominated actress Adriana Barraza has taken the leading role in Bingo, a new film featured in the Welcome to the Blumhouse venture from Blumhouse and Amazon Studios.
The film’s logline reads: In the barrio of Oak Springs live a strong and stubborn group of elderly friends who refuse to be gentrified. Their leader, Lupita (Barraza), keeps them together as a community, a family. But little did they know, their beloved Bingo hall is about to be sold to a much more powerful force than money itself.
Gigi Saul Guerrero (Into the Dark: Culture Shock) is set to direct the film based on a script she co-wrote with Shane McKenzie (Mistress of Bones) and Perry Blackshear (The Siren).
Bingo is part of the second wave of Welcome to the Blumhouse features that also includes The Manor, Black as Night, and Madres. The first four films in the series–Black Box, Nocturne, The Lie, and The Evil Eye–were met with critic and audience acclaim last year.
Barraza was born in Mexico. Her breakthrough role came in her appearance in Amores Perros, a film that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film. She would later become one of only six Mexican actresses to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Babel opposite Brad Pitt and Gael Garcia Bernal. She played Bernal’s mother in Amores Perros. Both films were directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.
You might also recognize her from her appearances in Thor, Drag Me to Hell, Rambo: Last Blood and more recently Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.
There is no official release date set for Bingo at this time, but iHorror will keep you posted on all the latest news as it becomes available!