Step aside, Gloria Delgado-Pritchett. Sofía Vergara's taking on the big screen in a brand-new role—and this time, she's channeling her inner villain.
Sofía Vergara Has a New Movie Dropping Today (and It Also Stars Her Son & Her Husband)
On Instagram, the Colombian actress announced the release of her newest animated film, Koati, which she executive produced and starred in, alongside her husband, Joe Manganiello, and their son, Manolo Gonzalez Vergara. While promoting the movie on her page, Vergara wrote, "This movie has tons of amazing original music by Marc Anthony, your new favorite lady villain and a [fire] cast including @manologonzalezvergara and @joemanganiello. I love this project and know you will too...get your tickets now and fall in love with Koati!"
According to the official synopsis, Kaoti follows unlikely heroes "Nachi, a free-spirited coati; Xochi, a fearless monarch butterfly; and Pako, a hyperactive glass frog, who embark on an exciting journey to prevent a wicked coral snake named Zaina from destroying their land of Xo." Vergara is the voice behind Zaina and Manganiello plays Balam, a wise black jaguar who rules the land of Xo.
Meanwhile, Vergara's son Manolo voices Calli, a Jaribu bird described as a "yoga fanatic with anger problems." The actor shared a post on his Instagram account and said, "I’m so excited to introduce to you my character in @koatiofficial, Calli. Calli is just doing his best and trying to stay in his lane. In theaters only October 15! #koatithemovie #Koatilapelicula #LandOfXo."
The movie is directed by Rodrigo Perez-Castro, and its soundtrack, which will include 10 original songs, is executive produced by Anthony. He told Deadline, "I am thrilled to join Sofía in a project where for the first time a renowned team of Hispanic producers, music stars, comedians, and actors come together outside of Hollywood to create an animated movie set up in the Latin American rainforests, which I feel is really exciting and long overdue."
Vergara also added, “Koati is a beautiful animated film full of fun and exotic characters that will make you laugh and also touch your heart. I couldn’t dream of a better partner than Marc Anthony to bring this project to life with authentic and powerful Latin American music. Our team is very proud to finally share Koati with families around the world!”
Looks like we'll be watching Koati with the fam very soon.
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