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Mia Maestro Joins Evita, "The Strain"

By Garth Franklin Wednesday May 22nd 2013 12:18PM

"Alias" and "The Twilight Saga" star Mia Maestro is keeping busy with two new projects in the works.

First up, she'll join Gael Garcia Bernal in Argentine filmmaker Pablo Aguero's untitled period piece about the aftermath of Eva Peron's death. Shooting gets underway early in 2014.

The story will track the fate of her embalmed corpse, unburied for 25 years, against the backdrop of that bloody period in the nation's history.

Maestro would play Peron, while Bernal would play naval officer Emilio Eduardo Massera. Massera was a key member of the Argentinian junta that followed her and was responsible for thousands of disappearances during the 1970s and 1980s.

Maestro will also join the newly cast Jonathan Hyde and Richard Sammel in FX's TV series adaptation of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's book trilogy "The Strain".

Maestro will portray Dr. Nora Martinez, a brilliant biochemist and the right-hand woman to lead character Dr. Ephraim "Eph" Goodweather (Corey Stoll). The pair ultimately begin an affair.

Sources: Variety & The Live Feed

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