The Cristeros War may be one of the “best kept secrets” of early twentieth century Mexican history. Touched off by a rebellion against the Mexican government’s attempt to secularize the country, the Cristeros War was a battle for religious freedom that was fought by an impassioned group of men and women who risked everything for family, faith and the future of their country.
The Greater Glory brings the Cristeros War to the silver screen. Based on this long-hidden, true story, The Greater Glory chronicles the war and tells how General Enrique Gorostieta (Andy Garcia), a retired military man, transformed a rag-tag band of rebels into a heroic force that literally took on the Mexican army.
Facing impossible odds against a powerful and ruthless government, Gorostieta was at the center of a violent civil war in which over 90,000 people lost their lives. From feisty renegades to youthful idealists and ordinary citizens, the cause was taken up by a brave group of people who understood that their freedom and way of lives was at stake.
Directed by Dean Wright and written by Michael Love, this ARC Entertainment drama is set for release on June 1, 2012. For Greater Glory also stars Eva Longoria, Peter O’Toole, Oscar Isaac, Ruben Blades, Bruce Greenwood, Nestor Carbonell, Bruce McGill, Santiago Cabrera, Catalina Sandino Moreno, and Eduardo Verastegui.