Alert Janeite Cinthia let us know that new cast members (different from those previously announced) have been announced for From Prada to Nada, an adaptation of Sense and Sensibility set in the modern-day Latino community in Los Angeles. Fina Torres is still directing. Filming begins November 2. The Hollywood Reporter article has this description of the film:
“From Prada to Nada” will portray two spoiled sisters left penniless after their father’s sudden death and forced to move in with their estranged aunt in East Los Angeles. There they find romance and love for their culture.
Announced cast members are Adriana Barrazza, one presumes as the aunt; Camilla Belle, one presumes as the Elinor character; Alexa Vega of Spy Kids fame, one presumes as the Marianne character; Wilmer Valderrama of That 70s Show fame, who we first thought from his real-life reputation would be a good Willoughby, but considering the ages of the principals we now
fear suspect will be Brandon; and Kuno Becker, who is certainly good-looking enough to be Willoughby, but we suppose could also be Edward.
We fear our sweet little independent film with a cast of fresh-faced unknowns has been sacrificed to Mammon. Cinthia also pointed out that Videocine, the film branch of Televisa, a huge Mexican broadcasting corporation, has been added to the production companies, a company best known for Mexican soap operas. However, fingers are crossed. Let’s see what happens.