The 24-year-old Dominican American actor and On My Block star has been cast in the Vietnam War action thriller Ambush, starring Aaron Echkart.
Genao joins a roster of new cast additions that includes Cody Christian and Dermot Mulroney. The film will be directed by Mark Earl Burman, who co-wrote the screenplay with Michael McClung.
Ambush, based on a true story, follows a group of elite commandos, led by Captain Drummond (Eckhart), tasked with collecting classified information that can change the fate of the war. On the edge of the jungle, the team is attacked by an overwhelming invisible force of the enemy army and must follow it into the complex labyrinth of Cu Chi tunnels, with the enemy and traps at every turn.
Principal photography is now set to begin in the fall in Colombia amid compliance with COVID-19 health guidelines.
Saban Films has acquired the North American rights to Ambush, with a release plan currently in the works.
Genao previously starred in Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine film Logan.
Maiara Walsh will be starving for box office attention this November…
Ketchup Entertainment has acquired the distribution rights to The Starving Gamesfor a November 8 theatrical release.
The film, which stars the 25-year-old Brazilian American actress, is a satire of the blockbuster-hit film TheHunger Games.
From spoofmeisters Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer –the masterminds behind Scary Movie, Epic Movie and Date Movie – follows a young girl named Kantmiss (portrayed by Walsh) as she participates in a barbaric annual competition against fellow youngsters.
In addition to Walsh, the film also stars Cody Christian, Lauren Bowles, Brant Daugherty and Diedrich Bader.
The parody pic will also take aim at other pop culture phenomenons including The Avengers, Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter, Psy and Taylor Swift.
Walsh’s credits include Desperate Housewives, Cory in the House and Switched at Birth.