Latin music superstar Juanes has written an original song titled “Juntos (Together)” just for Disney’s “McFarland, USA.” The title song will be the end title track for the movie. Juanes, who spend a weekend in McFarland, California recently, filming the music video, ended up participating in the community’s Holiday Parade and even gave fans an unexpected concert. “I was thrilled when Disney invited me to be part of this very special project,” “Watching the film left me inspired about the power of teamwork, tenacity and faith, and I’m honored to now be part of the ‘McFarland, USA’ team.” shared Juanes. Niki Caro, the director of “McFarland, USA,” was also at the shooting of the music video and commented “I’m thrilled to have Juanes’ collaboration on this movie. His song ‘Juntos (Together)’ goes to the very soul of ‘McFarland, USA.’”
Juanes is the world’s leading all-Spanish language rock artist–both a 2-time GRAMMY® and 20-time LATIN GRAMMY® winner with nine #1 singles on Billboard’s Latin Singles charts. Juanes has 7 solo albums to his credit and multi-platinum sales of over 16 million copies,
McFarland USA is based on the 1987 true story of a group of novice runners from the town of McFarland, a farming community in Central California. With the help of a new coach, Jim White (Kevin Costner) the mostly Latin high school team discover not only their physical abilities, but the road to achieve the “American Dream” includes friendships, family and team work.
Disney’s “McFarland, USA” stars Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor, Martha Higareda, Michael Aguero, Sergio Avelar, Hector Duran, Rafael Martinez, Johnny Ortiz, Carlos Pratts, Ramiro Rodriguez, Danny Mora, Valente Rodriguez, Vanessa Martinez, Chris Ellis and Diana Maria Riva.
Directed by Niki Caro with screenplay by Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois and Grant Thompson, and story by Cleveland & Gilois. Produced by Gordon Gray and Mark Ciardi, with Mario Iscovich and Mary Martin serving as executive producers. “McFarland, USA” comes to theatres, February 20, 2015.
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