Rosie Perez to Serve as a Presenter at This Weekend’s Golden Globes Ceremony

It’ll be a golden weekend for Rosie Perez

The 56-year-old Puerto Rican actress, choreographer and community activist, who most recently starred in HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant, is among the celebrities added as presenters for the 78th Golden Globes, set for Sunday, February 28.

 

Rosie PerezIn addition to Perez, Bryce Dallas Howard, Christopher Meloni, and Christian Slater are the latest group to be added.

All four will be appearing live from New York’s Rainbow Room for the NBC telecast of the ceremony, which will take place both in New York with co-host Tina Fey and at the Beverly Hilton with co-host Amy Poehler.

The ceremony will air from 8:00 -11:00 pm ET/5-8 p.m. PT on NBC and be available to stream the next day on Peacock.

The quartet join previously announced presenters, including Margot Robbie, Tiffany Haddish, Anthony Anderson, Kate Hudson, Kenan Thompson, Kevin Bacon, Sterling K. Brown, Michael Douglas, Kyra Sedgwick, Susan Kelechi Watson, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Netflix Puts into Development Sequel to Robert Rodriguez’s Kids Superhero Film “We Can Be Heroes”

There’s more heroes work for Robert Rodriguez

Netflix has put into development a sequel to the 52-year-old Mexican American filmmaker’s kids superhero film We Can Be Heroes.

Robert Rodriguez

The decision comes after the film’s success as one of its most-watched titles on the streamer during the holiday period.

We Can Be Heroes, which stars Priyanka Chopra Jones, Pedro Pascal, Christian Slater and YaYa Gosselin, is projected to be watched by 44 million households in the same time period, having reached No. 1 on its kids overall list in 88 countries.

The film is a spin-off of 2005’s The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D and his hit Spy Kids franchise. It was released on December 25, 2020.

Emilio Estevez’s “The Public” to Stream on Peacock in September

Emilio Estevez is going public with his latest project…

Peacock has unveiled a slate of original films that will debut on NBC’s streaming service in September, including the 58-year-old part-Spanish American actor’s latest film The Public.

Emilio Estevez The Public

The film, written, executive produced and directed by Estevez, centers around an act of civil disobedience that turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.

The film stars Alec Baldwin, Estevez, Jena Malone, Taylor Schilling, Christian Slater, Che “Rhymefest” Smith, Gabrielle Union, Jacob Vargas, Michael K. Williams, and Jeffrey Wright.

The Public will premiere on Peacock on Thursday, September 15.

The film had its world premiere on September 9, 2018, at the Toronto Film Festival. It was theatrically released in the United States on April 5, 2019, by Greenwich Entertainment.

Estevez to Direct the Dramedy “the public”

Emilio Estevez is bringing his next project to the public

The 54-year-old part-Spanish American actor/filmmaker is set to direct the dramedy the public, which will pull back the curtain on what is really happening inside America’s public libraries.

Emilio Estevez

Christian Slater, Jeffrey Wright and Michael Kenneth Williams will star in the film, which will tell the story about “the last bastion of Democracy in action.”

Having researched in the depths of the Los Angeles Public Library, Estevez said that libraries across the country have become a safe haven for the homeless.

“When I was doing research on the film Bobby, I spent a lot of time in the Los Angeles Public Library looking through microfiche for intel, so I saw this happening,” said Estevez, who wrote, is directing and also co-starring in the public.

“Then I read a Los Angeles Times article that was written by a former librarian about how the libraries have become de facto homeless shelters and how librarians had become social workers,” he added. “So on a daily basis, they would have to call emergency services about people who collapsed or had an overdose or diabetic comas … it’s the last bastion of democracy in action. I was so moved by the article and what I saw, having spent so much time at the public library, I decided to start researching for a new movie — the public.”

The film centers on a standoff with police and library officials during a brutal, life-threatening cold snap. Staging an Occupy-style sit-in, library patrons — many of whom are homeless and mentally ill — turn the Cincinnati Public Library into an impromptu shelter for one night. Drawing from the current political climate, the film strives to give equal voice to both sides as it examines the question of who will care for those who are unable to care for themselves.

After the critically acclaimed Bobby, the public also has become a nice ensemble film with Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling, Jena Malone, Gabrielle Union and Che “Rhymefest” Smith also in the cast.

“I haven’t done a film in a library for over 30 years, so I’m going back to it,” Estevez, who starred in The Breakfast Club said with a laugh. “But I think that the issues we’re dealing with in our story really shows both sides of the debate and the ongoing discussion about corporate personhood vs. the public. It’s something that I wanted to do in a film — show it from the inside out.” Very timely, considering what the national discussion in our nation has become.

Phase 4 Films to Release Sheen’s “Ask Me Anything” in the U.S.

Don’t be afraid to ask Martin Sheen anything the next time you’re at the movies…

Phase 4 Films has acquired the North American rights to writer-director Allison Burnett’s Ask Me Anything, which features the 73-year-old half-Spanish actor.

Martin Sheen

An adaptation of Burnett’s novel Undiscovered Gyrl, the film tells the story of beautiful, wild, funny and lost, Katie Kampenfelt (portrayed by Britt Robertson), who takes a year off before college.

Ambitious in her own way, Katie intends to do more than just smoke weed with her boyfriend Rory. She plans to seduce Dan (Justin Long), a thirty-year-old film professor while resisting her attraction to her married boss (Christian Slater).

Katie chronicles her adventures in an anonymous blog, telling strangers her innermost desires, shames, and thrills. When her compulsions get the best of her, her fearless narrative begins to crack, and dark pieces of her past emerge.

No word on Sheen’s character in the film which also stars Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Katarina Garcia and Max Carver.

Guzmán Lands Recurring Role on ABC’s Midseason Drama “Mind Games”

Luis Guzmán is getting ready to play mind games

The 57-year-old Puerto Rican actor has landed a recurring role on ABC’s midseason drama Mind Games.

Luis Guzmán

The series centers on two brothers — Ross (portrayed by Christian Slater), a con man, and Clark (Steve Zahn), suffering from bipolar disorder — as they run a problem-solving firm that uses psychological manipulation.

Guzmán will portray Nate, a henchman for fellow recurring actor Vinnie Jones’ character Isaac.

His character is described as a physically imposing and very intimidating, but with a soft center.

It’s the latest television role for Guzmán, who is known for his character work in films like We’re the Millers, Nothing Like the Holidays and Anger Management.

He most recently guest-starred on an episode of NBC’s Community, as well as starred in HBO’s How to Make It in America for two seasons.

Shahi Starring Opposite Stallone in “Bullet to the Head”

Sarah Shahi is having a Rocky time in Hollywood…

The 33-year-old half-Spanish actress, a guest star on NBC’s Chicago Fire and CBS’ Person of Interest, is adding a little sex appeal to Sylvester Stallone’s new action film Bullet to the Head.

BULLET TO THE HEAD

“Acting with him was one of those moments in life that I will always remember and will say ‘Wow! I played Stallone’s daughter!’ He’s a generous, cooperative guy on the set,” says the former Fairly Legal star.

Shahi plays Lisa, whose kidnapping forces Stallone, in his role as a killer-for-hire, to take on a mission to save her and avenge the death of his partner.

Bullet to the Head, the first film in 10 years directed by action-film specialist Walter Hill, features a cast that includes Sung Kang, Christian Slater and Jason Momoa.

“Walter is wonderful. For him, less is more while shooting,” says Shahi. “He’s an old-school man of few words. He only gives orders when he deems it necessary. He likes his actors and loves what he does.”

Shahi, who grew up in Texas and became a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader before pursuing an acting career, considers Bullet to the Head her most ambitious project to date.

Echeverría Lands Second Hollywood Role…

Mexican actress and singer Sandra Echeverría’s star is on the rise in Hollywood…

The 26-year-old Mexican telenovela star will appear in “The Mule” alongside Hollywood icons Sharon Stone and Christian Slater.

The thriller, inspired by true events, centers on an American reporter (Stone) searching for her missing brother (Slater) against the backdrop of the violence and human smuggling across the US/Mexican border.

“Stone has to cross the border between Mexico and the United States in search of her brother,” says Echeverría. “During the adventure, other Latinos and I accompany her.”

Gabriela Tagliavini will direct “The Mule,” which is set to begin filming in Utah later this month.

This will be Echeverría’s second role in a Hollywood film…and the second time she works with a Stone.

Earlier this year, the “El Clon” and “La fuerza del destino” star filmed Oliver Stone’s upcoming crime-drama “Savages” with big-name stars including Salma Hayek, Beneicio del Toro and John Travolta. “Savages” is slated for release on September 28, 2012.