Natalia Oreiro will be Evita Perón

After several round trips and various rumors about its realization, it was confirmed that Natalia Oreiro will be the protagonist of the famous novel by Tomás Eloy Martínez, Santa Evita. The story of the “standard bearer of the humble” will be a Disney production with Fox and is planned for eight episodes, which will be aired in 2021. Darío Grandinetti will be Juan Domingo Perón in history, whose cast is completed by Francesc Orsella, Ernesto Alterio and Diego Velázquez. Meanwhile, the direction will be in charge of Rodrigo García Márquez and the executive production will be of Salma Hayek. The novel is a mixture of fiction and reality, and has many fantastic and even supernatural elements. The filming will start in a few months and it plans to finish the production at the end of 2020.

This will not be the first time that Oreiro has put herself in Eva Perón’s shoes, but that in June 2017 she had already done it even more informally. It was when he traveled to England to be present at the celebration of the 60th birthday of millionaire businessman Len Blavatnik. As the celebration was a classic “costume party,” the actress chose to go from Evita, as she is one of her favorite historical figures.