In a historical action film set in 1521 Philippines, Danny Trejo will star.

Danny Trejo of Hollywood has been cast in 1521 as Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan . The historical epic depicts the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines pre-colonial period .

Danny Trejo of Hollywood has been cast in 1521 as Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, a forthcoming historical epic that depicts the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines' pre-colonial period.1521, a film made by Filipino-American filmmaker Francis B. Lara Ho of Inspire Studios in the United States, follows the story of Magellan, the Spanish expedition leader who was one of the first Europeans to fly to Asia, according to the publication.On March 16, 1521, he reached the archipelago of the Philippines, which is now the United States.Mary Krell-Oishi wrote the script for 1521.

Michael Copon is the latest addition to the cast.Datu Lapu-lapu will play the role of a peasant island king and commander of the warriors who fought off Magellans' attempted colonization of the Philippine archipelago.In the Battle of Mactan on April 27, 1521, Magellan forces were defeated and the Portuguese explorer was killed.The forbidden relationship between native Mactan princess Diwata, played by Filipino actress Bea Alonzo, and a Spanish soldier, as well as Magellans translator Enrique, played by Hector David Jr., will be played by Filipino actress Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan.

She is also due to appear in the WWII drama, Angel Warrior, as a woman whose near-death experience transforms her into a ferocious underground fighter, nicknamed the she devil.