Celebrity Astrologer Walter Mercado Wanted Timothée Chalamet to Play in Him in His Biopic, Say ‘Mucho Mucho Amor’ Filmmakers
The co-directors and producer of a new Netflix documentary about the life of iconic television astrologer Walter Mercado are hoping to adapt the film into a scripted biopic.Cristina Costantini, who directed “Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado” with Kareem Tabsch, tells Variety that they asked Mercado who he wanted to play him.
“I suggested Gael García Bernal and he said, ‘Too old,’” Costantini said.
“So we said, ‘Well, who would you have play you?’ And he said, ‘Who is that boy from “Call Me by Your Name?”’ And we said, ‘Timothée Chalamet?’ And he said, ‘Yes, this would be a good opportunity for him.’ I just love that he picked this child.”Producer Alex Fumero said, laughing, “There might be some representation issues but Walter will always choose youth and beauty over anything else, including Latino representation.”Mercado’s career began in 1969 when he began reading horoscopes
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