The cast of Disney’s forthcoming musical animated feature Encanto just got a whole lot hotter as they have just announced fine-ass Latin superstar Maluma has joined the voice cast.
Maluma will voice the town heartthrob, Mariano, the soon-to-be fiancé of Mirabel’s (Stephanie Beatriz) perfect and poised sister Isabela (Diane Guererro).Watch his announcement below.
— Disney's Encanto (@EncantoMovie) October 21, 2021
“Encanto is such a magical movie,” said Maluma in a statement. “I’m from Colombia and the story is about a Colombian family. I’m proud to be part of this beautiful story. It means so much to me as I’m very passionate about sharing my country’s cultural values and story globally.”
The film, which opens theatrically on November 24, tells the tale of the Madrigals, an extraordinary family who live in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. Each child has been blessed with a magic gift unique to them—each child except Mirabel. But when the family’s home is threatened, Mirabel may be their only hope.
In addition to Maluma, Beatriz and Guerrero, the voice cast includes María Cecilia Botero as Mirabel’s grandmother Alma aka Abuela; John Leguizamo as Mirabel’s estranged Uncle Bruno; Angie Cepeda and Wilmer Valderrama as Mirabel’s parents, Julieta and Agustín; and Jessica Darrow as Mirabel’s sister, Luisa. Also lending their voices are Carolina Gaitán and Mauro Castillo as Mirabel’s aunt and uncle, Pepa and Félix; and Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz and Ravi Cabot-Conyers as Mirabel’s cousins Dolores, Camilo and Antonio, respectively.
Encanto features all-new songs by musical powerhouse Lin-Manuel Miranda and is directed by Jared Bush (co-director Zootopia) and Byron Howard (Zootopia, Tangled), co-directed by Charise Castro Smith (writer The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez), and produced by Yvett Merino, p.g.a. and Clark Spencer, p.g.a. Castro Smith and Bush are screenwriters on the film. Germaine Franco composed the original score.
Juan Luis Londoño Arias aka Maluma has become a global superstar over the past decade. He has released six studio albums including his most recent, “#7DJ – Seven Days in Jamaica,” and has been recognized by the Latin Grammys, Billboard and Latin Billboard Awards, the VMAs, and MTV, among others. Next year, Maluma will appear in Marry Me alongside Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson.