Cine Latino: What Diego Luna's Up To; Photos of Eva Mendes in 'The Place Beyond the Pines'

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Diego Luna is making his English-language directorial debut with pal Gael Garcia Bernal as producer on Drifting, a two-part short film project for Chivas Regal in collaboration with Luna's production company Canana. The short follows three best friends and a surprise series of events before one of the trio's impending marriage. The second short, which hasn’t been released yet, will be directed by Bernal.

"This project really interested me because the story involves this idea of an intervention, a moment of crossing a line to make your friend wake up," said Luna in a press release. "I think friends are the only ones that constantly cross that line and because you’re friends you let them and that’s the beauty of it because sometimes they know what is best!"

Luna's next feature film will be Chavez, a biopic of civil rights activist Cesar Chavez starring Michael Peña. Check out what Pena had to say about his major title role to date, here.

Photos: Eva Mendes in The Place Beyond the Pines

Eva Mendes will be sharing the big screen this March with Bradley Cooper and real-life boyfriend Ryan Gosling in The Place Beyond the Pines. Directed by Derek Cianfrance, the drama explores the unbreakable bond between a father and a son. New production stills of the romantic duo recently hit the web. Check out Mendes, Gosling and their cute movie baby. (Click on images to enlarge.)

Rewarding Alejandro González Iñárritu's Best Job

Did you know the Directors Guild of America doesn't just laud feature film achievement, it recognizes outstanding directorial achievements in commercials, too? This year, the DGA awarded Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu for his Proctor & Gamble commercial "Best Job," which aired during the 2012 London Olympics. The two-minute commercial celebrated mothers from all over the world with the slogan: "The hardest job in the world, is the best job in the world. Thank you, Mom." Watch it below.

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