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Centurion: The Dancing Stallion | Sal Lopez on Horses, Mexican Culture, and Dancing

Sal Lopez in Centurion: The Dancing Stallion

Centurion: The Dancing Stallion highlights a part of Mexican culture that a part of the population watch or is aware of—the competition of dancing horses. Instantaneously, that drew Sal Lopez to be a part of this unique project.

Based on a true story, the film follows a young woman and her dancing horse preparing for a competition.

The film stars Amber Midthunder (Prey, Rosewell, New Mexico), Billy Zane (Titanic), Patricia De Leon, Aramis Knight, Adam Irgoyen, and Lopez. Dana Gonzales directed the movie from the screenplay of Boon Collins.

Here is the official synopsis of the film:

Amber Midthunder and Billy Zane star in this tale of overcoming adversity and finding strength from unexpected places. The journey begins as Ellissia (Midthunder) adopts a white stallion to train in the art of Mexican horse dancing. As she starts teaching the handsome but previously abused Centurion, Ellissia falls critically ill, which keeps her from competing in a celebrated equestrian event. Under the watchful eyes of her father (Zane), new ranch hand Danny (Aramis Knight) steps in as trainer, hoping to win the competition—and, perhaps, Ellissia’s heart.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with Sal Lopez about his role in Centurion: The Dancing Stallion. We talked about the real horse, Mexican horse dancing, Napa Valley, and his dancing skills.

Sal Lopez had an established career beginning with the films Million Dollar Mystery, Full Metal Jacket, and Born in East L.A. In the 1990s, he continued with several remarkable films Down the Drain, Cartel, and Selena. In 2015, he starred with William Forsythe in Road to Juarez.

Centurion: The Dancing Stallion is out today digitally.

Watch the exclusive interview with Sal Lopez below. Let us know what you think of the interview.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Lionsgate

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