CBS All Access Releases Teaser Trailer for Henry Zaga’s New Stephen King Series “The Stand”

Henry Zaga is taking a Stand

CBS All Access has released the first trailer for its limited series The Stand, starring the 27-year-old Brazilian actor.

Henry Zaga

The series is the latest adaptation of a beloved Stephen King novel.

The star-studded television take on King’s 1978 book centers on the author’s apocalyptic vision for a world ruined by a super plague and caught in the middle of the fight between good and evil.

The 30-second teaser trailer offers a taste of the adaptation with Whoopi Goldberg as Abigail Freemantle, followed by flashes the characters’ haunting journey.

In addition to Goldberg and Zaga, who portrays Nick Andros, the series also  stars James Marsen, Jovan Adepo, Amber Heard and Daniel Sunjata.

The Stand is written by Josh Boone and Ben Cavell. It’s produced by CBS Television Studios and will premiere on CBS All Access on December 17.

Zaga’s previous television credits include 13 Reasons Why, Trinkets, Teen Wolf, and Looking for Alaska.

Henry Zaga to Star in CBS All Access’ “The Stand” Series, Based on Stephen King’s Novel

Henry Zaga is taking a stand

The 26-year-old Brazilian actor is set to star in The Stand, an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel at CBS All Access.

Henry Zaga

Written by Josh Boone and Ben CavellThe Stand is King’s apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old other Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.

Zaga will star opposite James MarsdenAmber Heardand Odessa Youngin the limited event series from CBS Television Studios. The streaming service also announced that King will write the last chapter of the series, providing a new coda that won’t be found in the book.

Zaga will portray Nick Andros, a young deaf and mute man who finds himself in a position of authority when the unthinkable happens. He has a habit of risking his own well-being for the safety of others.

Marsden will portray Stu Redman, an ordinary working-class factory man in an extraordinary situation with a damaged quality to him that belies his exterior.

Heard will play Nadine Cross, a deeply conflicted woman who feels the consequences of her actions, but is still compelled by her allegiance to Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.

Young is Frannie Goldsmith, a pregnant young woman navigating a strange new world, who also has the foresight to recognize that there is evil lurking beyond the Dark Man.

The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios

Zaga can be seen in Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, which was just renewed for a fourth and final season, and the upcoming Trinkets as well as Looking for Alaska, which is currently in production. He will also be seen in Josh Boone’s X-Men: New Mutants.

Warner Bros. Releases Teaser for Rodriguez’s Male Stripper Drama Sequel “Magic Mike XXL”

Adam Rodriguez is ready to pound the flesh… or at least expose it… once again…

Warner Bros. has released a new teaser trailer for Magic Mike XXL, featuring the return of the 39-year-old Puerto Rican/Cuban-American actor and CSI: Miami alum.

Magic Mike XXL

The film is the highly anticipated follow-up to 2012’s male strip club drama. In addition to Rodriguez, who returns as Tito, Magic Mike XXL sees the return of Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello and Kevin Nash.

New cast members include Elizabeth Banks, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Donald Glover, Amber Heard, Andie MacDowell, Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Strahan, plus others.

Gregory Jacobs directs the film, taking the reigns from Steven Soderbergh.

Matthew McConaughey, Olivia Munn and Alex Pettyfer will not be returning.

The trailer has already garnered 2.7 million views on YouTube since its release.

Magic Mike XXL hits theaters on July 1.

Rodriguez’s “Machete Kills” to Open at Austin, Texas’ Fantastic Fest

Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills is getting a Fantastic opening…

The 45-year-old Mexican American filmmaker’s sequel to the cult classic Machete, starring Danny Trejo, will debut in his hometown of Austin, Texas at the annual genre-packed Fantastic Fest.

Machete Kills

In the film, Trejo returns as the title character – an ex-Federale turned vigilante – who is recruited by the President (Charlie Sheen – billed as Carlos Estevez) to stop an eccentric billionaire (Mel Gibson) from launching a missile into space.

Rodriguez has again assembled a B-movie dream team of name actors and unorthodox stars for his gory action-packed film, including Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler and Marko Zaror.

Machete Kills will have its world premiere September 19 at the new Lakeline location of the Alamo Drafthouse theaters, home to the annual horror, action, sci-fi, fantasy, and foreign film festival.

Two weeks later Open Road Films will release Machete Kills nationwide on October 4.

This year’s Fantastic Fest runs from September 19-26, 2013.

The Release Date of Rodriguez’s “Machete Kills” Moved to October

If you’re anxious to see Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills, you’ll have to wait a tad longer.

Open Road has shifted the release of the 44-year-old Mexican American filmmaker’s sequel to the Danny Trejo-starrer Machete to October 4 from its earlier September 13 date.

Machete Kills

Along with Trejo, Machete Kills stars Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demián Bichir, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens and Mel Gibson.

Trejo returns as the blade-wielding ex-Federale agent, who this time is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet

The script, by Kyle Ward, is based on a story by Rodriguez and his brother Marcel.

Rodriguez Releases First Trailer for “Machete Kills”

Robert Rodriguez is offering a first glimpse at Machete Kills

The 44-year-old Mexican American director has released the first trailer to his sequel to the 2010 grindhouse-inspired film Machete.

Machete Kills

By the looks of things, Rodriguez has amped up the camp, as well as carnage, in the Danny Trejo-starrer.

In the sequel, Trejo portrays blade-savvy former Mexican Federale Machete, who is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer (Mel Gibson) who has hatched a plan to spread war across the planet.

In addition to Trejo and Gibson, the film also stars Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Charlie Sheen, who is using his birth name in the film credits.

There are reportedly plans to make Machete a trilogy, especially if the sequel does anywhere near the first film, which earned $44M worldwide on an approximately $10M production budget.

Machete Kills will be released on September 13.

Vergara Dons Lethal Lingerie in New “Machete Kills” Poster

Lady Gaga isn’t the only one packin’ (breast) heat…

In the latest poster for Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills, Sofia Vergara appears in a weaponized bustier.

Sofia Vergara in Machete Kills

The 40-year-old Colombian actress stars as Lady Desdemona, a femme fatale in the Mexican-American director’s sequel to Machete.

The action-packed film centers on title character Machete Cortez (portrayed by Danny Trejo), a dangerous, hard-luck anti-hero. This time the U.S. government (led by  a presidential Charlie Sheen) recruits Machete to battle his way through his native Mexico to topple an arms dealer who wants to rain destruction on the U.S. with a orbital weapon.

Along with Vergara, Trejo and Sheen, the cast includes Mel Gibson, Vanessa Hudgens, Michelle Rodriguez, Amber Heard and Lady Gaga, who has donned undergarment firepower of her own.

“It was a whirlwind. She was willing to do anything and everything,” said Rodriguez of Vergara’s performance in the film. “She became this character. It was great fun for everybody.”

Machete Kills is set to open in theaters on September 13.

Rodriguez’s “Machete Kills” Gets September Release Date

Robert Rodriguez’s iconic character Machete will be returning to theaters in September…

Robert Rodriguez II

The 44-year-old Mexican American director’s Machete Kills, the sequel to Machete and the second in a planned trilogy, will be released on September 13, 2013.

Kyle Ward penned the screenplay for the sequel, which is based on a story by Marcel Rodriguez and Robert Rodriguez.

Machete Kills

Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federale agent Machete, who is recruited by the U.S. President to take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy.

Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demián Bichir, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Mel Gibson co-star.

Machete Kills will open against Battle of the Year and I Frankenstein.

Rodriguez’s “Machete Kills” to be Distributed by Open Road

Robert Rodriguez’s latest feature film is heading down an open road

Open Road Films has announced that the company will be distributing Machete Kills, the highly anticipated film from the 44-year-old Mexican-American filmmaker.

Robert Rodriguez

The second movie in the trilogy, which stars Danny Trejo as rough-faced ex-Federale agent Machete, comes from a screenplay by Kyle Ward. It’s based on a story by Rodriguez and his brother Marcel Rodriguez.

Along with Trejo, the film stars pop diva Lady Gaga in her film acting debut, as well as Oscar nominee Demian Bichir, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Mel Gibson.

Machete Kills

In 2010′s cult favorite Machete, Trejo made a mess while seeking revenge on an old boss, with cameos by celebrities like Lindsay Lohan.

In the sequel, Trejo as Machete is recruited by none other than the President of the United States to take down a “madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet,” according to the Open Road press release.

Machete Kills is expected to hit theaters in 2013.

Vergara to Star in “Machete Kills”

Oh brothel, where art though? Sofia Vergara could soon be playing a madam on the big screen…

The 39-year-old Colombian actress has signed on to appear in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills, according to Variety.

Sofia Vergara

Vergara joins an all-star cast that includes Jessica Alba, Amber Heard, Michelle Rodriguez, Mel Gibson and Demian Bichir for the sequel to 2010’s Machete.

Danny Trejo will return as the protagonist Machete, a former Mexican cop. In the sequel, he’ll work with the U.S. government to stop a drug lord and an arms dealer – played by Gibson – from launching a missile.

Vergara will likely play Madame Desdemona, boss of a stable of working girls who have information Machete needs, says Variety.

The first Machete film was made for $10.5 million and earned nearly $44 million at the worldwide box office.

Shooting on Machete Kills is set to begin this month.