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Films, News ♦ September 09, 2022

America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty,” “Superstore,”) will star in “Elio,” an upcoming Pixar animated film set to release in Spring 2024. The movie was announced during the D23 expo presentation on Friday.

“Elio” tells the story of the titular 11-year old boy, who is struggling to fit in until he suddenly gets beamed up by aliens and is chosen to be the galactic ambassador of earth. Ferrera voices Olga, Elio’s mother, who is working on a top secret project to decode alien messages. Yonas Kibreab voices the titular character.

Ferrera is best known for her Emmy winning role as Betty Suarez in “Ugly Betty.” In addition, she starred from 2015 to 2021 in the critically acclaimed NBC sitcom “Superstore,” and also directed several episodes and co-produced. Other notable roles include the 2005 film “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” and this year’s Apple TV+ miniseries “We Crashed.” Next year will see her star opposite Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in Greta Gerwig’s highly anticipated “Barbie” live-action movie. As a voice actor, Ferrera previously voiced the character Astrid in the three “How to Train Your Dragon” films for Dreamworks Animation.

“Elio” was one of several projects teased by the company during the Friday animation panel.

Source: Variety

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Films, News ♦ April 26, 2022

The newest movie that America Ferrera will appear in, Barbie, now has an official release date! The film will be released in theaters on July 21, 2023.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Films, News ♦ February 12, 2022

America Ferrera has joined the cast of the upcoming Barbie feature film alongside Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.

It’s not been shared what role Ferrera will be playing in the world of Barbie, and plot details for the feature are still wrapped up in their original packaging. However, what is known is that the film will be a live-action take on the plastic doll—a first for Mattel.

Source: AV Club

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