Hernandez, Diaz and Molina Visit Park


Jay Hernandez, Melonie Diaz and Alfred Molina will star in Humboldt Park, Overture’s ensemble family comedy being directed by Alfredo De Villa.

Also joining the cast are Mercedes Ruehl, Luis Guzman and Vanessa Ferlito. Robert Teitel and George Tillman Jr. are producing.

The script, written by Rick Najera, Alison Swan and Ted Perkins-Lopez, follows a family reunion during the holidays in the Chicago neighborhood of Humboldt Park.

John Leguizamo and Freddy Rodriguez already have been cast as brothers in the clan.

Molina is the father who owns a bodega, and Hernandez plays a friend of the family who works there. Diaz is a former lover of Rodriguez’s character and friends with the clan’s daughter (Ferlito). Ruehl is the matriarch.

Shooting is set to begin Feb. 13 in Chicago.