Dania Ramirez is heading to the Great White North…
The 34-year-old Dominican actress and Devious Maids star has signed on to star in the Canadian pay television movie First Response.
From indie producer Incendo, the thriller will feature Ramirez in the lead role as a veteran paramedic who, along with her partner, is hijacked and forced to tend to a gunman’s life-threatening wound.
Ramirez earned acclaim with earlier roles in Premium Rush, American Pie 4 and The Sopranos.
First Response also stars the Canadian actor Kristopher Turner.
The pay television movie for Canadian broadcaster Bell Media will be directed by Philippe Gagnon and shoot in Montreal.
Through its joint venture with 20th Century Fox International Television, Incendo is also Canada’s largest TV distributor.