Raymond Cruz to Star in the Conspiracy Thriller “Wander”

Raymond Cruz is experiencing a little Wander-lust…

The 58-year-old Mexican American actor and former Breaking Badstar hasjoined the cast of the April Mullen-directed conspiracy thriller Wander

Raymond Cruz

Cruz will star opposite Heather GrahamAaron Eckhartand Katheryn Winnickin the film.

Written by Tim DoironWander follows Arthur Bretnik (Eckhart), a mentally unstable private investigator, who, after being hired to probe a suspicious death in the town of Wander, becomes convinced the case is linked to the same ‘conspiracy cover up’ that caused the death of his daughter. 

Graham is set to play Shelley Luscomb, an attorney and close friend of Arthur. Shelley has known Arthur long before his world unraveled and acts a voice of reason in his life.

Cruz, who played drug lord Tuco Salamanca in the AMC series and recently starred in Warner Bros.’ The Curse of La Llorna, plays Sheriff Luis Santiago, a character whose hardness and decisiveness has recently made way for philosophical musings. 

“Raymond carries such a grounded weight with him. His spirit is quietly mesmerizing,” said Mullen.

Production started last month and the feature will be shooting entirely in New Mexico.

Rivera to Star in the Gang Drama “Badsville”

Emilio Rivera is breaking Badsville

The 54-year-old Mexican American actor has joined the cast of Badsville, a drama set amongst rival gangs from director April Mullen.

Emilio Rivera

The story, set in the eponymous town of Badsville, follows the Badsville Kings gang as its members confront each other’s loyalty and rival gang The Aces, while at the same time discovering love, and trying to escape the town.

It’s the debut screenplay for cowriters Ian McLaren and Benjamin Barrett, who also costar in the film.

Along with Rivera, who is best known for his portrayal of Marcus Álvarez in Sons of Anarchy, the film also stars Robert Knepper, Tamara Duarte (Hard Rock Medical), Rene Rosado (Star Trek Into Darkness), Octavio Pizano (If Loving You is Wrong), Paul James Jordan (Piranha 3DD), Chelsea Rendon (McFarland USA), and Gregory Kasyan (Arms and the Dudes).

McLaren and Barrett will appear as “Wink” and “Benny” respectively.

Badsville is filming in locations throughout southern California.

Rivera’s credits include television appearances on NYPD Blue, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, JAG, ER and Walker, Texas Ranger.