Sony to Release Luis Gerardo Méndez’s “Charlie’s Angels” in China on November 15

Luis Gerardo Méndez will be appearing in Chinese theaters…

Sony‘s reboot of Charlie’s Angels starring Kristen StewartNaomi Scott, and Ella Balinska, with the 37-year-old Mexican actor appearing in a supporting role, has landed a China release date of November 15, which is timed exactly with the film’s domestic release. 

Luis Gerardo Méndez

No other Hollywood titles are opening in the PRC on that date. Charlie’s Angels will face local titles Beautiful TeacherHunt DownMarnie’s Welt and Somewhere Winter.

While the film was originally scheduled to go during the first weekend in November, which is where the first 2000 movie bowed, Terminator: Dark Fatelbowed its way on to that date.

Sony moved Charlie’s Angels to November 15 domestic release date for various reasons: better access to premium screens, aiming to stoke Stewart’s Twilight fanbase (that film also launched in mid-November), plusa China release date. 

And this $48M production is going to need China with its global start after landing on domestic tracking last week with a $16M projection to Fox/Disney’s Ford v. Ferrari‘s $23M-$30M forecasted opening. The second movie from Sony Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle made just over $2M in a nascent China exhibition market before the Avatar 3D/Imax boom in the PRC. Ford v. Ferrari will play most of the IMAXglobal network on the Nov. 15-17 weekend, but Charlie’s Angels will be booked on select IMAX domestic screens and in some offshore markets.

Mendez portrays The Saint in the film, which also features Noah Centineo as Langston.

Luis Gerardo Méndez Signs with William Morris Endeavor

Luis Gerardo Méndez has new representation in Hollywood

The 37-year-old Mexican actor and producer, on the rise after starring in and executive producing Netflix’s first Spanish-language original series Club de Cuervos and stealing scenes in the streamer’s Adam SandlerJennifer Aniston film Murder Mystery, has signed with William Morris Endeavor (WME).

Luis Gerardo Méndez

The move comes as Méndez shoots the Focus Features film Half Brothers.The comedy, which he developed with co-writersEduardo CisnerosJason Shumanand director Luke Greenfield, revolves around two very different half-brothers (Méndez and Connor Del Rio) forced on a road trip together masterminded by their ailing father, tracing the path their dad took as an immigrant from Mexico to the U.S.

Méndez also will appear in Sony’s Charlie’s Angels reboot, which hits theaters on November 15. 

His previous film credits in Mexico include the Netflix boxing drama Bayoneta and the Warner Bros. comedy The Noble Family, which grossed $26 million there in 2013. He also co-starred in the 2014 biographical film Cantinflas, which became the highest-grossing foreign-language film in the U.S. that year.

Club de Cuervos’ fourth and final season hit the streamer in January.

Méndez continues to be repped by manager Kenny Goodman at Goodmanagementand attorney Rick Genow.

Noah Centineo to Star in Sony Pictures’ “Charlie’s Angels” Reboot

Noah Centineo has earned his wings

The 22-year-old part-Puerto Rican actor will star in Sony PicturesCharlie’s Angels reboot.

Noah Centineo

Directed by Elizabeth Banks, the film stars Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scottand Ella Balinska and will focus on the next generation of elite crime-fighting detectives working for the mysterious Charlie.

Centineo’s character develops romantic sparks with one of the Angels.

Since the earlier Charlie’s Angels films, the Townsend Agency has grown considerably and gone global, providing security and intelligence services to a wide variety of private clients with offices and highly trained teams worldwide. The new film focuses on one of those teams.

Banks, Djimon Hounsou, Sam Claflin, Jonathan Tucker, Luis Gerardo Méndez and Patrick Stewart co-star in the reboot, which was scripted by Jay Basu and Banks based on earlier drafts by Craig Mazin and Semi Chellas.

Sony has set a September 27, 2019, release date for the reboot.

Centineo, known for his roles in the final three seasons of the television series The Fosters, recently starred in back-to-back Netflix rom-coms To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Sierra Burgess Is a Loser.

Centineo next appears in rom-com feature The Stand-In.

Diaz Earns an MTV Movie Award Nomination for “The Counselor”

Make that three decades of recognition for Cameron Diaz

The 41-year-old half-Cuban American actress has received an MTV Movie Award nomination for the third consecutive decade.

Cameron DIaz

This week, Diaz earned the sixteenth MTV Movie Award nod of her career when MTV announced this year’s nominees.

The Charlie’s Angels star, a two-time MTV Movie Award winner, is competing in the #WTFMoment category for getting down and dirt with a yellow Ferrari in The Counselor.

But Diaz isn’t the only Hispanic artist nominated for an MTV Movie Award.

Howie Dorough and his Backstreet Boys band mates have earned a nod in the Best Musical Moment category, alongside Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson.

The 40-year-old half-Puerto Rican singer and the gang are nominated for their oh-so-memorable musical scene at the end of the apocalyptic comedy This is the End.

Conan O’Brien will serve as host of this year’s awards show, which will air live on April 13 from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Here are look at this year’s nominees by category:

MOVIE OF THE YEAR
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
Amy Adams – American Hustle
Jennifer Aniston – We’re the Millers
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE

Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Josh Hutcherson – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
Liam James – The Way Way Back
Michael B. Jordan – Fruitvale Station
Will Poulter – We’re the Millers
Margot Robbie – The Wolf of Wall Street
Miles Teller – The Spectacular Now

BEST KISS
Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams – American Hustle
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson – Don Jon
James Franco, Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens – Spring Breakers
Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller – The Spectacular Now
Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter – We’re the Millers

BEST FIGHT
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues – Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Steve Carell vs. James Marsden vs. Sacha Baron Cohen vs. Kanye West vs. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler vs. Jim Carrey and Marion Cotillard vs. Will Smith vs. Liam Neeson and John C. Reilly vs. Greg Kinnear
Identity Thief – Jason Bateman vs. Melissa McCarthy
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly vs. Orcs
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate) – Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Sam Claflin vs. Mutant Monkeys
This is the End – Jonah Hill vs. James Franco and Seth Rogen

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
Kevin Hart – Ride Along
Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street
Johnny Knoxville – Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Melissa McCarthy – The Heat
Jason Sudeikis – We’re the Millers

BEST SCARED-AS-S**T PERFORMANCE
Rose Byrne – Insidious: Chapter 2
Jessica Chastain – Mama
Vera Farmiga – The Conjuring
Ethan Hawke – The Purge
Brad Pitt – World War Z

BEST ON-SCREEN DUO
Amy Adams and Christian Bale – American Hustle
Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club Vin Diesel and Paul Walker – Fast & Furious 6
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart – Ride Along
Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST SHIRTLESS PERFORMANCE

Jennifer Aniston – We’re the Millers
Sam Claflin – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Zac Efron – That Awkward Moment
Chris Hemsworth – Thor: The Dark World

#WTF MOMENT

Steve Carell, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Johnny Knoxville and Jackson Nicoll – Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.
Cameron Diaz – The Counselor
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Danny McBride and Channing Tatum – This is the End

BEST VILLAIN

Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Benedict Cumberbatch – Star Trek into Darkness (
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
Mila Kunis – Oz The Great and Powerful
Donald Sutherland – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

BEST ON-SCREEN TRANSFORMATION
Christian Bale – American Hustle
Elizabeth Banks – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Orlando Bloom – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

BEST MUSICAL MOMENT

Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson – This is the End Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Melissa McCarthy – Identity Thief
Will Poulter – We’re the Millers

BEST CAMEO PERFORMANCE

Robert De Niro – American Hustle
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Kanye West – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Joan Rivers – Iron Man 3
Rihanna – This is the End

BEST HERO
Henry Cavill as Clark Kent – Man of Steel
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man – Iron Man 3
Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Chris Hemsworth as Thor – Thor: The Dark World
Channing Tatum as John Cale – White House Down

Nolasco to Guest-Star on Fox’s “Gang Related”

Amaury Nolasco is joining the gang of Fox’s new midseason drama…

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican actor will guest star in at least one episode of the network’s gritty drama Gang Related, which stars Ramon Rodriguez.

Amaury Nolasco

Gang Related centers on Ryan Lopez (Charlie’s Angels’ Rodriguez), a rising star in an elite Gang Task Force who once belonged to a powerful Latino gang.

Nolasco, who rose to acclaim on Fox’s Prison Break, joins the thriller as Mariano, a quiet, ruthless, terrifying sociopath who heads up a cartel.

Nolasco’s most recent TV credits include ABC’s short-lived Work It and TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles.

Saundra Santiago, Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Jay Hernandez (Nashville), RZA (Californication), Shantel VanSanten (One Tree Hill), Lela Loren, Cliff Curtis (Trauma), Sung Kang (Fast & Furious), Inbar Lavi (Underemployed) and Reynaldo Gallegos (Sons of Anarchy) round out the cast.

Gang Related bows in 2014.

Cameron Diaz: One of the “ExpendaBelles”?

Cameron Diaz could soon prove she’s one tough belle…

The 41-year-old half-Cuban American actress is one of the high-profile actresses being courted for The ExpendaBelles, the all-female version of Sylvester Stallone‘s The Expendables franchise.

Cameron Diaz

In addition to the former Charlie’s Angels star, Millennium Films‘ chief Avi Lerner tells Bulgaria’s press Standart that he’s also courting Meryl Streep and Resident Evil star Milla Jovovich for the project.

The action film is expected to begin shooting in Bulgaria in the near future, once Lerner secures a female director to helm the project.

The script is written by Legally Blonde scribes Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith.

When the film was first announced last year, The Expendables 2 director Simon West offered his thoughts on his favorite actresses to join cast, “It would be Angelina Jolie, Diaz, Jovovich, the list goes on. Helen Mirren, Jamie Lee Curtis would be great.”

Envisioning the female gang as “seven or eight women mercenaries,” he said they would not be a direct replacement of Sly and co. in the franchise.

“No, it would be running parallel,” he said. “They would meet up and then they would fight and they would join up and save each other.”

Rodriguez’s “Need for Speed” to Open in March 2014

Ramon Rodriguez’s speeding days have been pushed back…

The release of the 33-year-old Puerto Rican actor’s latest film Need for Speed has been pushed back to a later date next year.

Ramon Rodriguez

The film will now open in U.S. theaters on March 14, 2014, five weeks later than its original release date of February 7, 2014.

Need for Speed will now avoid going up against Warner Bros Lego and Sony/Columbia’s Robocop and so far has the March 14th spot to itself.

The Scott Waugh-directed action flick focuses on ’70s-style fast-paced, high-octane cars and Tobey Marshall (portrayed by Aaron Paul), who races at impossible speeds from New York to LA to get revenge on the man who killed his best friend.

It also stars Kid Cudi, Dominic Cooper and Imogen Poots.

Rodriguez, who starred as Bosley in ABC’s short-lived reboot of Charlie’s Angles, appeared in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and The Taking of Pelham 123.

Hernandez Cast in Fox’s “Gang Related” Pilot

Jay Hernandez is joining the gang at Fox…

The 35-year-old Mexican American actor has landed a role in Fox’s drama pilot Gang Related.

Jay Hernandez

The project, written by Chris Morgan and directed by Allen Hughes, centers on Ryan Lopez (portrayed by Charlie’s Angels alum Ramon Rodriguez), a gang member sent in to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department.

Hernandez, who most recently starred in ABC’s short-lived series Last Resort, will portray Dante Acosta, gang lord Javier Acosta’s son, and Ryan’s best friend since childhood.

Hernandez, who rose to acclaim after starring opposite Kirsten Dunst in Crazy/Beautiful, has previously appeared in Hostel, World Trade Center and LOL.

Rodriguez to Star in Fox’s Drama Pilot “Gang Related”

Ramón Rodriguez is preparing to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department…

The 33-year-old Puerto Rican actor has landed the lead role in Fox’s drama pilot Gang Related.

Ramon Rodriguez

Rodriguez, who last appeared on television in ABC’s short-lived Charlie’s Angeles re-do, will portray Ryan Lopez, a gang member who infiltrates the SFPD and rises through the ranks in the department. In the process, he must learn to balance his obligations to his crime family with the increasing sense of loyalty for his new family — the SFPD’s Gang Task Force.

Rodriguez – who has been writing his own screenplay with Rosie Perez, Only For My Son, which he plans to direct and produce with her – previously starred in Battle: Los Angeles and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

del Toro to Star Opposite Cameron Diaz in “Agent: Century 21”

Benicio del Toro will be teaming up with one of Charlie’s Angels in the near future…

The 45-year-old Puerto Rican actor has signed on to star in Agent: Century 21 opposite Cameron Diaz. It would be the latest project for the 39-year-old half-Cuban American actress, who is reportedly in final negotiations to star in director Ridley Scott’s The Counselor.

Benicio del Toro

Directed by Adam Hashemi, the action centers on a down-on-her-luck real estate agent named Mary Kay Curly (played by Diaz), a recent divorcee who can’t seem to catch a break. Desperate to protect her real estate job and her kids, she agrees to take on an unpleasant task for her boss that gets her kidnapped and tossed into the center of a Mexican drug war.

Agent: Century 21 is an adrenaline-infused comedy that brings together two of the hottest stars in Hollywood,” Exclusive co-chairman Guy East and Nigel Sinclair said. “It’s a dream combination, and with our friend Andrew producing the film, it doesn’t get much better than this.”

Andrew Lazar and David Greenblatt are producing the film with Shane Black, who is directing the upcoming Iron Man 3.

The film is set to begin shooting in September.