May 11, 2015
By Ian Mohr
Former Sony Music boss Tommy Mottola has been spotted at HBO working on a music doc, “The Latin Explosion,” with John Leguizamo as its narrator.
A source said that the film’s being executive produced by Mottola and is a “history of Latin music and how it has influenced culture — beyond Latino culture, into American culture.”
We hear talent in the doc will include Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Shakira, George Lopez, Gloria Estefan, Sofía Vergara, Thalía, Marc Anthony and Eva Longoria.
It’s being billed as the largest pool of Latino talent ever assembled for one film.
Sources say the project could debut at Sundance before it airs on HBO in 2016.
Leguizamo’s also been doing the voice-over on a version for HBO Latino.
While at Sony, Mottola signed and developed many artists in the film, launching a Latin wave of pop hits.
He previously appeared in a PBS documentary series, “Latin Music USA,” narrated by Jimmy Smits.
Source: Page Six