'Dr. Q' Movie: Brad Pitt, Disney To Produce Film About Mexican Immigrant Turned Harvard Alumnus

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Cast member Brad Pitt poses on the red carpet at the premiere of "The Big Short" in New York November 23, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Stories about immigrants coming to the United States and achieving the American Dream became more prominent since GOP candidate Donald Trump decided to open the dialogue about immigration, and the alleged threat foreigners represent to the American society. During his candidacy speech, Trump declared: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best.”

Brad Pitt’s Plan B and Walt Disney pictures have teamed up to tell the story of Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, who came to the United States when he was 19 to work on farms in California, but he had bigger plans for himself. Through his hard work, Quiñones-Hinojosa saved enough money to put himself through school and with perseverance; he was able to enroll in Harvard Medical School. He is currently the director of brain tumor surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Plan B’s relationship with the doctor began in 2007 after executives first heard his story on a radio show. Titled “Dr. Q,” the project is intended to be humble and inspirational, in the spirit of Disney’s recent project “Queen of Katwe,” starring Lupita Nyong’o. The storytelling will be in the hands of Matt Lopez, the playwright behind acclaimed Civil War drama “The Whipping Man.” No further details about the production have been revealed. 

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Janel Saldana

Janel Saldana joined the Latin Times family in March 2015. She graduated from Texas Christian University and UDLAP (Universidad de las Américas Puebla) with a Bachelor's degree in Communications and Radio, TV and Film production. After spending years traveling the world and living abroad, Janel decided to settle in New York and call it home. She is most passionate about traveling, entertainment in all its forms and animal advocacy, especially dogs.