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Venus Ariel as Audrey, Fernanda Urrejola as Ines, and Carlos Solórzano as Tommy in the action film The Black Demon. Photo: Courtesy of The Avenue.
Venus Ariel as Audrey, Fernanda Urrejola as Ines, and Carlos Solórzano as Tommy in the action film The Black Demon. Photo: Courtesy of The Avenue.

Fernanda Urrejola stars in ‘The Black Demon’

Chilean actress Fernanda Urrejola stars in 'The Black Demon', the latest film directed by Adrian Grünberg.

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“Oilman Paul Sturges' (Lucas) idyllic family vacation turns into a nightmare when they encounter a ferocious megalodon shark that will stop at nothing to protect its territory. Stranded and under constant attack, Paul and his family must somehow find a way to get his family back to shore alive before it strikes again in this epic battle between humans and nature,” reads the synopsis of this new production. 

Alongside Lucas (Ford v Ferrari, Yellowstone), Venus Ariel, Carlos Solórzano, Julio César Cedillo, Jorge A. Jimenez, Raúl Méndez, Héctor Jiménez, Edgar Flores, Omar Chaparro y la actriz chilena Fernanda Urrejola (Cry Macho, Narcos: México, y Party of Five) -who plays the role of a woman called Inés- are joining the cast.

“Inés is a courageous woman, she knows what her family needs, she is very protective, she protects herself and her children a lot. She loves her husband, but she worries a lot about what she teaches her children and how to be a mother who takes care of them," Urrejola said in conversation with AL DÍA.

The Chilean actress (Santiago, 1981) said that the main challenge when interpreting this character was to gain the trust of the child actors and create with them a space of fraternity in which the affection of a family reigns. “I am not a mother so that is always one of my main challenges. Of course I want to be in the future, so that instinct is in me somehow. That's why I think working with children is special, you have to create a space for them to feel comfortable,” she added.

According to Urrejola, the public has guaranteed entertainment with 'The Black Demon' . “The public will have action and will be scared. But the film also has a very original perspective, and a very deep meaning behind it. All the ecological parts are very powerful,” she commented.

The film, which is directed by American filmmaker Adrian Grünberg (Rambo: Last Blood and Get The Gringo), who in his statement mentions: "The Black Demon is an emissary who acts on behalf of Tlaloc (the Aztec god of rain and fertility) to reclaim an ocean that was devastated by human greed and desire. At the center of this film is this very tension of who is right and who is wrong; Who are the real monsters of our time?

The film opens in theaters this Friday, April 28.

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