In the minds of many of us, Wes Bentley is inextricably linked to Ricky Fitts character from drama “American Beauty”, it’s about a lonely teenager, shy and introverted, who falls in love with Jane Burnham neighbor, living under the same roof with a homophobic father and apathetic mother and shooting out of curiosity and love all people and objects around.
Crushed under the fame gained overnight and battling of drug addiction for many years, Wes has been struggling to resist Hollywood and managed to escape from the shadow cone until March 2012, with the blockbuster release of “The Hunger Games“, get inside of Seneca Crane. Back on track, Wes Bentley is preparing to launch “The Time Being”, “Hidden Moon”, “Lovelace” and “3 Nights in the Desert”, is taken in by director Terrence Malick in distribution of dramas “Lawless” and “Knight of Cups”.
According to The Playlist, another promising project with which has linked his name is the biographical drama “Chavez” about the political and union activist Cesar Chavez. Wes Bentley will portray the brave and ambitious lawyer Jerry Cohen, who turned in the forefront of legal efforts that the United Farm Workers organization to get the basic civil rights for more than 50,000 workers from California. Jerry Cohen’s work resulted in the application of constitutional law continue to protect workers from farms to this day.
Director Diego Luna (“Abel”) has already started filming earlier this week in Mexico, but completed in the last minute the vacancies places from distribution with Jacob Vargas, Spencer Garrett, Yancey Arias, Jack Holmes, Mark Moses and Michael Cudlitz, who have joined the team of Michael Peña, Rosario Dawson and America Ferrera. Jacob Vargas (“Jarhead”, “Traffic”) will portray Richard Chavez, the older brother of Cesar Chavez and a dedicated political activist, Mark Moses (“Mad Men”) will be Fred Ross, Cesar Chavez’s mentor and an advocate for creating a bridge between white workers and workers of color, and Michael Cudlitz (“Southland”) will get inside a sheriff.