Marc Anthony Hitting Big Screen With 'Butterflies'

Latin singer stars opposite Salma Hayek in film due to hit theaters in summer.

The upcoming movie "In the Time of the Butterflies" is sure to be easy on the eyes, with Latin heartthrob Marc Anthony playing a professor who falls in love with Salma Hayek.

Anthony shot the movie on location in Veracruz, Mexico, in November, according to his Columbia Records spokesperson. The film — which likely will hit theaters in summer, the spokesperson said — is based on Julia Alvarez's 1995 book of the same name, a fictionalized account of three sisters who revolt against Dominican Republic dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo in 1960. Anthony's character inspires the sisters to become revolutionaries.

The New York-born singer is no stranger to acting, having appeared on Broadway in Paul Simon's ill-fated "The Capeman" musical in 1998, as well as in the 1999 Martin Scorsese film "Bringing Out the Dead."

Anthony plans to release three albums this year — a salsa album, a Christmas collection and his second English-language disc. Long a top-selling Spanish-language artist, Anthony released his self-titled English-language debut, which featured the hit "I Need to Know," in 1999.