"The Caller" is one of those cool little supernatural thrillers that Hollywood used to (and still should be) churning out by the handful. Imagine the same gimmick as Dennis Quaid's "Frequency"ÔÇôa series of phone calls from the pastÔÇôbut rather than your Dad or somethin', it's a crazy woman from the 1970's who starts to stalk you. Like getting prank calls from Glenn Close in "Fatal Attraction."
The most interesting thing about "The Caller"ÔÇôwhose first reviews have been very positive, calling it "charming" and "downright flawless"ÔÇôis how it ended up employing a whole host of Latino actors, just in there pitchin' and doin' the work. It stars Stephen Moyer ("True Blood") and Rachelle LeFevre ("Twilight") andÔÇôin a rare and well-deserved spot above the titleÔÇôLuis Guzm?ín, still one of our favorite Latino character actors ever. And maybe because it was filmed (undoubtedly for budgetary reasons) in Puerto RicoÔÇôthough it looks like rain-drenched New EnglandÔÇôa whole host of Latino actors picked up the roles that non-Latinos would normally get.
Besides Guzman in a key role, you'll see Cordelia Gonz?ílez ("Mambo Kings," "Born on the Fourth of July"), Maris?® Alvarez ("Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie," "Che: Parts One and Two"), Alfredo de Quesada ("Strangers with Candy," "Che: Part One"), and a host of young Puerto Ricans working in front and behind the camera. Luis himself is of Puerto Rican descent as well.