Danny Trejo to Star in “The Protector”

Danny Trejois protected

The 75-year-old Mexican American actor will star opposite Billy Zane, Randy Couture and James Russo in the action film The Protector from filmmaker Justin Lee.

Danny Trejo

Ed Morroneleading the film as protagonist Mickey Rome, an aging protection specialist who’s ready to holster his guns and head for retirement. When the agency he works for demands one last job be done, Mickey obliges and is sent to Central America to watch a husband and wife who have stolen $8m from a ruthless crime family.

Doctor Drew PinskyJohnny Messnerand Eddie Finlayare also part of the cast.

“This movie is a fun throwback to films from the ’80s like Lethal WeaponMidnight Run and 48 Hours. It has action. It has comedy. It has dark moments. It was such a joy to get to work in a space I love so much with phenomenal talent,” said director Lee.

Trejo, best known for his title role as Machetein the Robert Rodriguez-helmed films, has previously appeared in AnacondaCon AirGrindhouseand Once Upon a Time in Mexico.

Armisen Joins the Cast of Ben Stiller’s “Zoolander 2”

Fred Armisen is ready, ready to run(way)…

The 48-year-old half-Venezuelan-American actor and former Saturday Night Live cast member has joined the cast of Ben Stiller’s Zoolander 2.

Fred Armisen

Armisen’s casting was announced via Twitter and Instagram, following Stiller’s posting about the addition of Billy Zane a day earlier.

Others who’ve signed to return for the followup to the supermodel saga include
Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor and Will Ferrell. New additions to the cast include Penelope Cruz, Kristen Wiig and Cyrus Arnold as Zoolander’s son.

Stiwill again directs; with Justin Theroux writing the script and appearing in front of the camera antics.

Zoolander 2 is slated to open February 12, 2016.

Beals Joins the Cast of Matthew Modine’s “The Rocking Horsemen”

Jennifer Beals has landed a rocking role..

The 50-year-old part-Puerto Rican actress has signed on to star in Matthew Modine‘s coming-of-age film The Rocking Horsemen.

Jennifer Beals

Beals joins an all-star cast that includes Sean Astin, James Frecheville, Riley Griffiths, Jared Gilman, David Alan Grier, Miles Heizer, Eric Stoltz, Isaac White and Billy Zane.

The Rocking Horsemen follows five teenage boys on their quest to form a rock band during the summer of 1962. The teens have high hopes and are driven by a shared fear of what the future holds. When the chance to perform at their high school graduation arises, the stage is set for the band — dubbed The Rocking Horsemen — to realize their dream.

The story, written by Modine, chronicles what it’s like to be young when everything seems possible and music can transform one’s life.

Production is slated to begin in the summer.

Beals is currently working with Modine on the TV movie Proof.