Adan Canto to Star Opposite Halle Berry in Her Feature Directorial Debut “Bruised”

Adan Cantois ready to fight…

The 38-year-old Mexican actor has been cast in the Halle Berry’s feature directorial debut, the MMA drama Bruised.

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Written by Michelle Rosenfarb, the film follows Jackie Justice (played by Berry), a washed-up MMA wrestler who has failed at the one thing she’s ever been good at – fighting. When 6-year-old Manny, the son she walked out on years ago, returns to her doorstep, Jackie has to conquer her own demons, face one of the fiercest rising stars of the MMA world and ultimately fight to become the mother this kid deserves.

Canto will play Berry’s character’s MMA manager and boyfriend.

Canto’s credits include the acclaimed Netflix series NarcosABC’s Designated Survivor and Blood and Oil and Fox’s The Following

On the film side, he co-starred as the Sunspot in 20th Century Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. He recently wrote, directed and produced his first short The Shot, starring Theo Rossi.

Netflix to Stream Seasons 1 & 2 of Adan Canto’s “Designated Survivor”

Adan Canto is headed to Netflix

After being resurrected from its cancellation at ABC, the 36-year-old Mexican actor’s series Designated Survivor is officially moving seasons 1 and 2 to Netflix from its home at Hulu. The move comes after it was announced the political drama would get a third season at the streaming giant.

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The news comes ahead of the release of season 3.

Originally, Hulu had U.S. SVOD rights to the first two seasons of Designated Survivor, which was originally on ABC. With the new Netflix deal, seasons 1 and 2 are now exclusively available on Netflix in the U.S. and Canada. Netflix originally had the series internationally, which made it a suitable home.

The first two seasons of Designated Survivor on ABC were co-produced by eOne and ABC Studios. Going forward, the series will be solely produced by eOne, with ABC Studios no longer involved.

The third season of the series, which stars Kiefer Sutherland, will have a new showrunner Neal Baer (Law & Order: SVU). The core cast of the series, including Sutherland, Canto, Kal Penn and Italia Ricci, are set to return, with Maggie Q in talks to join them.

Production on Season 3 is set to begin later this year for a 2019 premiere. Baer and Sutherland executive produce the series with series creator David Guggenheim.

In season 3, President Kirkman (Sutherland) will face a political reality… campaigning. What does it take to make a leader? What price will he be willing to pay? This season will explore today’s world of campaigning, smear tactics, debates, campaign finance and “fake news.” Democracy, as we know it, will hang in the balance.

The Netflix deal included a 10-episode season 3 order.

Canto to Star Opposite Kiefer Sutherland in ABC’s Conspiracy Thriller Drama “Designated Survivor”

Adan Canto is a survivor…

The 34-year-old Mexican actor will co-star opposite Kiefer Sutherland in ABC’s straight-to-series conspiracy thriller drama Designated Survivor.

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Canto, who emerged as one of the most sought after actors this pilot season, had been pursued for talent holding deals and received seven pilot offers since December until settling on Designated Survivor, signing a deal with the project’s leading studio, the Mark Gordon Company.

Designated Survivor, from ABC Studios, is building a formidable cast, with Canto joining previously cast Sutherland, Maggie Q, Kal PennNatascha McElhone and Italia Ricci.  Paul McGuigan is directing.

Designated Survivor, written by David Guggenheim and executive produced by Simon Kinberg, centers on Tom Kirkman (Sutherland), a lower level United States Cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession. Canto will play the aggressive deputy Chief of Staff Aaron who advises Kirkman after the attack and guns for a promotion.

Canto has been working continuously on American television over the past couple of years, including playing the male lead in the NBC pilot The Curse of the Fuentes Women last year. His series credits include NarcosSecond ChanceBlood & Oil and The Following.

Canto to Star in ABC’s Fall Drama Series “Blood and Oil”

There will be blood for Adan Canto.

The 33-year-old Mexican actor has been added to the cast of ABC‘s upcoming drama Blood and Oil as a series regular, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Written by Josh Pate and Rodes Fishburne, the drama series follows Billy (Chase Crawford) and Cody Lefever (Rebecca Rittenhouse) who dream of a new life beyond their working-class roots and move to The Bakken in North Dakota, booming after the biggest oil discovery in American history. They’re soon pitted against a ruthless tycoon who forces them to bet big and put everything on the line, including their marriage.

Canto will portray AJ Menendez, taking over the role previously played by Yani Gellman in the pilot. The character is a geologist who has been hired to work with Briggs Oil and advise Hap Briggs (Don Johnson) on the Bakken Oil play. He’ll also help Hap around the ranch and eventually develops a romantic relationship with his daughter, Carla (Amber Valletta).

The cast also includes Delroy LindoScott Michael Foster and India De Beaufort, among others.

Blood and Oil, set to premiere on Sunday, September 27 at 9:00 pm, is produced by ABC Signature.

The casting brings Canto back into the ABC fold following his starring turn on the short-lived comedy series Mixology.

He most recently filmed NBC pilot The Curse of the Fuentes Women, which did not move forward. His credits include Fox‘s The Following and the feature film X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Braga Lands Role on NBC’s Drama Pilot “The Curse Of The Fuentes Women”

Sonia Braga has been cursed…

The 64-year-old Brazilian actress, best known for her performances in Kiss of the Spider Woman and Moon Over Parador, has landed a regular role in The Curse Of The Fuentes Women, NBC’s drama pilot from Warner Bros. Television.

Sonia Braga

When a magical and mysterious young man (portrayed by Adan Canto) inexplicably emerges from the ocean, he breathes new passion into the lives of the Fuentes women – the beautiful but lonely Lola (Christina Vidal), her ailing mother Esperanza (Rachel Ticotin) and her troubled daughter Soledad (Katie Sarife). Lola has given up on love and dedicated herself to caring for her daughter Soledad, her mother Esperanza and their floundering family restaurant – until a mysterious stranger enters her life, opening up a world of possibilities.

Braga will play Orquidia, the estranged sister of Esperanza (Ticotin). Orquidia has been harboring an enormous grudge against her sister for decades.

Braga, nominated for three Golden Globes and an Emmy, has appeared on television in Sex and the City, Alias and The Cosby Show.

Ticotin to Star Opposite Adan Canto in “The Curse of the Fuentes Women”

Rachel Ticotin is cursed

The 56-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress has landed a lead role opposite Adan Canto in The Curse of the Fuentes Women, the NBC drama pilot written/executive produced by Silvio Horta.

Rachel Ticotin

From Warner Bros Television, the film chronicles what happens when a mysterious stranger, Salvador (Canto), washes up on Miami Beach and breathes new passion into the lives of the Fuentes women – the beautiful but lonely Lola, her ailing mother Esperanza (Ticotin), who is struggling with Alzheimer’s and has a secret magical past, and her troubled teen daughter Soledad (Sarife) whose psychic abilities are awakened by an unexpected pregnancy.

Ticotin has appeared in the films: Fort Apache, The Bronx; Total Recall and Con Air. She has appeared in the NBC legal drama Law & Order: Los Angeles.

Canto to Star in NBC’s Drama Pilot “The Curse Of The Fuentes Women”

Adan Canto is cursed

The 33-year-old Mexican actor has been cast as the make lead in NBC’s The Curse Of The Fuentes Women, the drama pilot written and executive produced by Ugly Betty mastermind Silvio Horta.

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The project, from Horta’s Silent H Prods. and Warner Bros. Television, chronicles what happens when Salvador (Canto), a mysterious stranger, washes up on Miami Beach and comes into the lives of the Fuentes women, reviving a link to a magical past.

Canto previously co-starred on the ABC comedy Mixology last season, as well as Fox’s first season of The Following.

He also starred in the Hollywood blockbuster X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

Amazon to Debut Canto’s Pilot “Hysteria” Online for Customer Feedback

Adan Canto will be bringing a little hysteria to Amazon

The electronic ecommerce site will debut its third pilot season on August 28 on Amazon Instant Video in the U.S. and the United Kingdom as well as Amazon’s instant video app.

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And it appears Canto’s latest project Hysteria is one of the five pilots to make the grade, with Amazon posting the pilot episodes online and inviting its customers to give their feedback.

Hysteria takes viewers to Austin, Texas, where social connection has become contagious. In the pilot, members of a girls’ competitive dance team are stricken with a strange, psycho-physiological illness that manifests itself in violent fits and spasms and then begins spreading in the community through technology.

Neurologist Logan Harlen (portrayed by Mena Suvari) returns to her hometown to investigate the cause. Fighting her own demons and the growing manipulation of a brother on death row, Logan develops an uneasy suspicion that the hysteria surrounding the girls might actually be linked to social media and her own tragic past.

The 32-year-old Mexican actor portrays Matt Sanchez in the pilot.

Written by Shaun Cassidy, known for genre thrillers like Invasion and American Gothic, and directed by Otto Bathurst, the show also stars James McDaniel, Josh Stewart, Laura San Giacomo and T.R. Knight.

 

Amazon Studios is collaborating with Universal Television and Alcon Television Group on the production of Hysteria.

Canto Starring in Amazon’s Dramatic Thriller Pilot “Hysteria”

It’s a time of hysteria for Adan Canto.

The 32-year-old Mexican actor is starring in Amazon’s hour-long dramatic thriller pilot Hysteria, from Amazon Studios, Universal Television and Alcon Television Group.

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Amazon has added the program to its third pilot season.

From Shaun Cassidy, the series also stars Mena Suvari, James McDaniel, Josh Stewart, Laura San Giacomo and T.R. Knight.

Hysteria takes viewers to Austin, Texas, where members of a girls’ competitive dance team are stricken with a strange, psycho-physiological illness that manifests in violent fits and spasms.  Neurologist Logan Harlen (Suvari) is called back to her hometown to investigate the cause. Fighting her own demons (and the growing manipulation of a brother on death row), Logan develops an uneasy suspicion that the hysteria surrounding the girls might actually be linked to social media and her own tragic past.

The show is written by Cassidy.

Amazon customers will once again be invited to watch and provide feedback on the pilots they want to see turned into full series, which will then become available on Prime Instant Video.

Hysteria joins The Cosmopolitans, Really and Hand Of God for Amazon’s third pilot season, which will all debut later this year on Amazon Instant Video.

Fox Releases Latest “X-Men: Days of Future Past” Trailer, Prominently Featuring Canto

There’s no denying Adan Canto’s Hollywood career is on fire… And now he’s literally all-aflame in the biggest project of his career.

Adan Canto in X-Men

20th Century Fox/Marvel Comics has released the latest trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, featuring the 32-year-old Mexican actor who appeared on FOX’s serial killer drama series The Following.

Canto joins the cast of the latest superhero action flick, starring as the mutant Sunspot.

In addition to Canto, the cast includes Ellen Page’s Shadowcat, Daniel Cudmore’s Colossus and Shawn Ashmore’s Iceman, as well as Fan Bingbing’s Blink, Omar Sy’s Bishop and Booboo Stewart’s Warpath.