Lux Pascal Lands Role in Upcoming Thriller “Summer War”

Lux Pascal has been cast in her first feature film role since coming out as transgender in 2021

Lux Pascal

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Chilean siblings Lux and Pedro Pascal, who were seen earlier this year side by side in matching black attire attending the 2024 Emmy Awards together, are proving to be sibling goals this past week. Pedro recently won big at this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards when he took home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for playing Joel Miller in HBO’s The Last of Us. Meanwhile his sister Lux is also an actress and model and is making strides of her own after it was announced that she has been cast in the upcoming thriller Summer War—her first role in a feature film following her coming out as trans in 2021, as reported by Screen Daily

Summer War will center on a US champion of the board game Third Reich whose peaceful summer holiday in 1989 is shattered when a tourist mysteriously disappears at sea. This movie is an adaptation of famed Chilean novelist Roberto Bolaño’s novel The Third Reich which was only found among his papers after his death in 2010. It will be directed by Chilean director Alicia Scherson and will mark her second adaptation of a Bolaño work, following her 2013 film Il Futuro, an adaptation of the coming-of-age novel A Little Lumpen Novelita. The film is a co-production between Chile’s Araucaria Cine, Le Tiro from Argentina, and Nadador Cine from Uruguay. The international cast features Canadian actor Dan Beirne (Priscilla, Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities), Chilean actress Aline Küppenheim (A Fantastic Woman), and Argentinian actors Agustín Pardella (The Society of the Snow) and Malena Sanchez.

Lux is a rising star in the acting world with acting credits such as Netflix’s Narcos, telenovela Juana Brava (2015) and El Príncipe (2019)—her last film prior to this casting. The Juilliard alumna also had her theater debut in Pablo Rotemberg’s La Noche Obstinada before heading into television and film. The actress had a recent role in the short film BUST, centering “a trans cop with the New York City Police Department goes undercover to make a drug bust”—which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival

Pascal recently spoke of queer Latinx representation when discussing her role in the podcast series, Love in Gravity—a fictional, narrative podcast discussing HIV prevention and awareness for the Latinx community—Pascal told Queerty:

“I think that what resonates most to me is the familiarity that the show expresses with LGBTQ+ community. It isn’t afraid to get real and show us what is uncomfortable about how queer Latin people experience their identity and surroundings. It also isn’t afraid to be romantic and sweet and silly. It doesn’t try to control a queer narrative to make it digestible or sanitized. It’s an epic love story, how love can truly be and how difficult it can be. It is an incredibly relatable story. Love In Gravity is one of those shows that makes me realize how far we’ve come with representation. And it is also such a joy to listen to.”

Production for Summer War is set to begin in the summer of 2024.

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