The 19-year-old Peruvian American actress/singer, who starred in Dora and the Lost City of Gold, will star opposite Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan in Warner Bros.‘ remake ofFather of the Bride.
Gaz Alazraki, who helmed Club de Cuervos, is directing the feature, which goes before cameras in May.
Like previous iterations of Bride, which includes a Spencer Tracy-fronted 1950 movie and the Steve Martin-starring 1991 feature, the latest remake will center on the father of a soon-to-be bride coming to terms with his daughter’s nuptials.
The latest take, however, will be told through the relationships in a big, sprawling Cuban American family.
Merced will play the sister of the bride, who is being played by Adria Arjona. Garcia is the father.
Matt Lopez wrote the script for the update.
In addition to starring in Dora, in which she toplined as the globe-trotting adventuress, Merced co-starred with Mark Wahlberg in Instant Family, was part of the ensemble for Netflix’s Let It Snow, and appeared with Benicio Del Toro in Sicario: Day of the Soldado.
She next voice-stars in DreamWorks Animation’s Spirit Untamedand will be protected by Jason Momoa in action-thriller Sweet Girl. Both are due to be released this summer.
The film will premiere exclusively on HBO Max. David Koepp penned the script and will produce with Michael Polaire.
Plot details are being kept under wraps.
The film would mark the second collaboration between Warner Bros Pictures Group, HBO Max and Soderbergh since the recent restructuring of the studio, and the third between Soderbergh and HBO Max. It follows No Sudden Move, the upcoming starry Max Original ensemble crime thriller from Warner Bros. Pictures that features Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, David Harbour, Amy Seimetz, Jon Hamm, Ray Liotta, Kieran Culkin, Brendan Fraser, Noah Jupe, Bill Duke, Frankie Shaw and Julia Fox.
Soderbergh’s most recent pic, Let Them All Talk, with Meryl Streep, premiered on HBO Max in December.
Vargas and Soderbergh’s partnership goes all the way back to Soderbergh’s Oscar-winning drug trafficking film Traffic, where Vargas played del Toro’s partner Manolo. Vargas would later appear in Soderbergh’s HBO series Mosaic.
He currently stars in the Netflix series Mr. Iglesiasand was previously on the series Luke Cage andSons of Anarchy. Recent film credits include Mark Carlson’s Princess of the Row opposite Martin Sheen and Ana Ortiz, The 33as Edison “Elvis” Peña, one of the 33 Chilean miners that was trapped for 69 days, and Diego Luna’s biopic Cesar Chavezas Richard Chavez opposite Michael Peña.
Pilar Palomero is celebrating a Girls night like no other…
The 40-year-old Spanish film director and screenwriter’s coming-of-age story The Girlshas taken home the top prizes, including best picture, at the 35th annual Goya Awards.
The annual Spain awards show, hosted by Antonio Banderas, also saw Palomero’s drama win the prizes for new director, original screenplay and cinematography.
The 35th Goya Awards adopted a hybrid format due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and featured talent presenting and receiving awards virtually or on-site at an audience-less Teatro del Soho CaixaBank.
Among the Hollywood names presenting the event’s various awards were Pedro Almódovar, Penélope Cruz, J.A. Bayona, Alejandro Amenábar and Paz Vega.
The ceremony also featured pre-recorded messages from a number of Hollywood names including Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern and Charlize Theron.
1492: Conquest of ParadiseandBroken Embracesactress Angelina Molina took home the ceremony’s Honorary Goya award.
Here’s the full list of winners at the 35th annual Goya Awards:
FILM The Girls (Pilar Palomero)
Salvador Calvo (Adú)
Pilar Palomero (The Girls)
Patricia López Arnaiz (Ane)
Mario Casas (No matarás)
Nathalie Poza (Rosa’s Wedding)
Alberto San Juan (Sentimental)
Jone Laspiur (Ane)
Adam Nourou (Adú)
Pilar Palomero (The Girls)
David Pérez Sañudo, Marina Parés Pulido (Ane)
Ana Parra, Luis Fernández Lago (Adú)
Daniela Cajías (The Girls)
Sergio Jiménez (The Year of the Discovery)
Mikel Serrano (Akelarre)
Nerea Torrijos (Akelarre)
MAKEUP AND HAIR DESIGN
Beata Wotjowicz, Ricardo Molina (Akelarre)
Eduardo Esquide, Jamaica Ruíz García, Juan Ferro, Nicolas de Poulpiquet (Adú)
Mariano García Marty, Ana Rubio, (Akelarre)
Aránzazu Calleja, Maite Arroitajauregi (Akelarre)
“Que no, que no,” (María Rozalén for Rosa’s Wedding)
ANIMATED FEATURE Turu, the Wacky Hen (Eduardo Gondell, Víctor Monigote)
DOCUMENTARY The Year of the Discovery (Luis López Carrasco)
IBERO-AMERICAN FILM Forgotten We’ll Be (Fernando Trueba, Colombia)
EUROPEAN PICTURE The Father (Florian Zeller, U.K., France)
LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM A la cara (Javier Marco)
DOCUMENTARY SHORT Biography of a Woman’s Corpse (Mabel Lozano)
ANIMATED SHORT FILM Blue & Malone: Casos imposibles (Abraham López Guerrero)
The 53-year-old Puerto Rican Oscar-winning actor has joined the cast of Steven Soderbergh’s latest film No Sudden Move(f.k.a Kill Switch).
The crime thriller, which is being produced under Soderbergh’s recently formed overall deal with HBO Max, has commenced production
In addition to del Toro, the All-Star ensemble cast includes Don Cheadle, David Harbour, Amy Seimetz, Jon Hamm, Ray Liotta, Kieran Culkin, Brendan Fraser, Noah Jupe, Bill Duke, Frankie Shaw and Julia Fox.
Written by Ed Solomon, the film is set in 1955 Detroit and centers on a group of small-time criminals who are hired to steal what they think is a simple document. When their plan goes horribly wrong, their search for who hired them – and for what ultimate purpose – weaves them through all echelons of the race-torn, rapidly changing city.
“The last time I shot a movie in Detroit with a great script and a great cast things worked out really well, so I’m very excited behind my mask right now,” said Soderbergh.
“It’s a pleasure to begin production on another project with Steven Soderbergh, Casey Silver and Ed Solomon,” remarked Casey Bloys, Chief Content Officer for HBO and HBO Max. “We have an incredible partner in Warner Bros. Pictures and an extraordinarily talented cast – we couldn’t be happier to bring No Sudden Move to HBO Max.”
Nominations for the 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards have been revealed, with the 52-year-old Puerto Rican Oscar-winning actor earning his first-ever nod.
del Toro is nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series or Movie category for his role as convicted murderer in Showtime’s seven-episode series Escape At Dannemora.
The show is based on a real-life 2015 prison break and explores the dynamics between convicts Richard Matt (del Toro) and David Sweat (Paul Dano) and prison worker Joyce “Tilly” Mitchell (Patricia Arquette), who ultimately helped them escape.
John Leguizamo, an Emmy winner in 1998 for his semi-autobiographical HBO one-man show Freak, has earned his second consecutive Emmy nod in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie category.
The 54-year-old Colombian actor and stand0-up comedian, a nominee last year for his role in the limited television series Waco, is nominated for his role in the Netflixminiseries When They See Us.
Anthony Mendez has picked up his third nomination in the Outstanding Narrator category.
The bilingual Latino voice actor, who earned two Emmy nods his narrating the CW’s Jane the Virgin, is nominated in the Outstanding Narrator category for narrating USA’s documentary series Wonders of Mexico.
Emmy-winner Tessandra Chavez has earned a nod in the Outstanding Choreography For Variety or Reality Programming category for her work with the contemporary dance company she founded Unity LA, and their routines on NBC’s World of Dance. She’s up against fellow Latino choreographers and World of Dancechoreographers Melvin “Timtim” Rogador and Karen Forcano & Ricardo Vega.
Other Latino nominees include Hanna cinematographer Dana Gonzales in the Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (One Hour) category and RGB editor Carla Gutierrez in theOutstanding Picture Editing For A Nonfiction Program category.
The 2019 Emmy Awards will air on September 22 on Fox.
Here’s the list of some of the high-profile Latino nominees and their competition:
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie Jared Harris as Valery Legasov, Chernobyl Benicio del Toro as Richard Matt, Escape At Dannemora Sam Rockwell as Bob Fosse, Fosse/Verdon Mahershala Ali as Wayne Hays, True Detective Hugh Grant as Jeremy Thorpe, A Very English Scandal Jharrel Jerome as Korey Wise, When They See Us
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie Stellan Skarsgård as Boris Shcherbina, Chernobyl Paul Dano as David Sweat, Escape At Dannemora Ben Whishaw as Norman, A Very English Scandal Asante Blackk as Kevin Richardson, When They See Us John Leguizamo as Raymond Santana, Sr., When They See Us Michael K. Williams as Bobby McCray, When They See Us
Outstanding Narrator Angela Bassett, Narrator, The Flood Liev Schreiber, Narrator, The Many Lives of Nick Buoniconti Sir David Attenborough, Narrator, Our Planet Juliet Stevenson, Narrator, Queens Of Mystery Charles Dance, Narrator, Savage Kingdom Anthony Mendez, Narrator, Wonders Of Mexico
Outstanding Choreography For Variety Or Reality Programming Travis Wall, Choreographer, So You Think You Can Dance Luther Brown, Choreographer, So You Think You Can Dance Melvin “Timtim” Rogador, Choreographer, World Of Dance Suresh Mukund, Choreographer, World Of Dance Karen Forcano, Choreographer & Ricardo Vega, Choreographer, World Of Dance Tessandra Chavez, Choreographer, World Of Dance
Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (One Hour) Jonathan Freeman, ASC, Director of Photography, Game Of Thrones Zoë White, Director of Photography, The Handmaid’s Tale Colin Watkinson, Director of Photography, The Handmaid’s Tale Dana Gonzales, ASC, Director of Photography Gonzalo Amat, Director of Photography, The Man In The High Castle M. David Mullen, ASC, Director of Photography, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Robert McLachlan, ASC, Director of Photography, Ray Donovan
Outstanding Picture Editing For A Nonfiction Program Tom Patterson, Editor, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Bob Eisenhardt, ACE, Editor, Free Solo Jules Cornell, Editor, Leaving Neverland Carla Gutierrez, ACE, Editor, RBG Michael Harte, Editor, Three Identical Strangers
The Latino actor has joined the cast of Soldado, the Sicario sequel starring Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin and Isabela Moner.
Rodriguez, a Hollywood newcomer, will play a pivotal role opposite del Toro as a Mexican-American teenager who is caught up between becoming a sicarioin the dangerous world of the drug cartels and his desire to do what is right and not lose his humanity.
Stefano Sollima will direct Soldado from a script written by Taylor Sheridan.
The 49-year-old Puerto Rican actor is in early talks to star in Predator, a reboot of the film franchise in the works at 20th Century Fox.
Shane Black will direct the film. He was actually a co-star in the 1987 original alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, playing a member of Arnold’s team and the first to die at the hands of the Predator. Carl Weathers and Jesse Ventura also co-starred.
Black’s Monster Squadco-writer Fred Dekker is scripting the new Predator.
del Toro is also aboardSoldado, the second installment of the drug war thriller that began with 2015’s Sicario. Gomorra director Stefano Sollima is helming after Denis Villenueve led the first one, and Taylor Sheridan has again written the script. Black Label Media and Lionsgate are co-financing.
The 49-year-old Puerto Rican actor will star in Soldado, the second installment of the drug war thriller that began with 2015’s Sicario.
Hailing from Lionsgate and Black Label Media, the sequel focuses on Alejandro Gillick, the shadowy protagonist played by del Toro, and Josh Brolin’s CIA agent Matt Graver, who in the first film established themselves as hell bent on hunting down cartel kingpins, no matter what.
Soldado, which was scripted by Taylor Sheridan, does not include the FBI agent character played by Emily Blunt in Sicario.
In the film, Gillick and Graver concern themselves with what is being smuggled across the border between Mexico and the U.S. in the tunnels used to move drugs and illegal immigrants. Those tunnels also can be used to bring terrorists into the U.S.
Italian director Stefano Sollima is the front-runner to direct the second installment. Denis Villenueve directed the first film.
The 53-year-old Spanish actor has joined the cast of AMC’s The Son.
Based on Philipp Meyer’s acclaimed novel, the film is a multi-generational epic telling of the story of America’s birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas family.
Production will begin in Austin, Texas in June and the 10 one-hour episodes are set to premiere in 2017.
British director Tom Harper is helming the pilot.
He’ll play the patriarch whose family is the last of the wealthy Spanish aristocracy in South Texas. He’s a proud American, but must walk a careful line between his fellow ranchers and the Mexican radicals who employ terrorist tactics in an effort to drive the Anglos out of the Rio Grande Valley.
Bardem, the brother of Javier Bardem, recently completed work on New Regency’s Assassin’s Creed alongside Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, out later this year.
His past credits include Escobar: Paradise Lost opposite Benicio del Toro and Josh Hutcherson, Che: Part 2 for director Steven Soderbergh, and Scorpion In Love, which he wrote and starred in.
Meyer, Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy wrote the adaptation.