Ryan Guzman is ready to play ball…
The 26-year-old half-Mexican American actor has signed on to star in director Richard Linklater’s baseball-themed film That’s What I’m Talking About.
Guzman will take on one of the lead roles in the 1980s-set film about a college freshman who moves into a fraternity-like baseball house with his hard-partying teammates.
Guzman, who starred in this summer’s Step Up All In, has the background for the part: He was a college pitcher before turning his attention to acting.
Additionally, offers are reportedly out for Glee’s Blake Jenner, Teen Wolf’s Tyler Hoechlin, and 22 Jump Street’s Wyatt Russell.
Guzman next stars opposite Jennifer Lopez in Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions’ thriller The Boy Next Door in early 2015. He’ll also portray Rio in the Jon M. Chu-directed Jem and The Holograms.