Trailer Released for Eugenio Derbez’s “The Angry Birds Movie 2”

Eugenio Derbezwill be flying high this August…

The trailer for The Angry Birds Movie 2, with the 57-year-old Mexican actor as part of the voice cast, has been released.

Eugenio Derbez

Here’s what’s on the bill: When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride) and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina) and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.

In addition to Derbez, who voices the character of Glenn, Bloom, Brown and Awkwafina, the newbie birds for Round 2 are Leslie JonesZach Woods, Lil Rel HoweryPete DavidsonBeck Bennett, Nicki MinajBrooklynn Princeand Dove Cameron.

First-time feature director Thurop Van Ormanfeathers the nest from a script bIce Age franchise veteran Peter Ackerman

Sony Picturesopens the toon in 2- and 3D on August 16.

2016’s The Angry Birds Movie earned $352.3 million worldwide.

New Trailer Released for Rapace’s Sci-Fi Thriller “Alien: Covenant”

It’s another day in space for Noomi Rapace

20th Century Fox has released the new trailer for Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi thriller Alien: Covenant, the latest chapter in the Alien franchise, starring the 37-year-old half-Spanish actress.

Noomi Rapace

The new clip audiences know that “the path to paradise begins in hell,” and begins with Katherine Waterston and the crew aboard the colony ship, Covenant.”

As the team explores undiscovered territory, danger and extraterrestrial species – including Xenomorphs – lurk all around. The sequel to Prometheus follows the team as it heads for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. When the crew thinks it has found uncharted land, it discovers a dark and dangerous world. Uncovering a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

Michael Fassbender stars as David, with Rapace reprising her role as Elizabeth Shaw. Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez and Billy Crudup round out the cast.

Scott directs from a script by John Logan and Dante Harper.

Alien: Covenant arrives in theaters on May 19.

First Trailer Released for Rapace’s “Prometheus” Sequel, “Alien: Covenant”

Noomi Rapace is out of this world again…

After two days of non-stop teasing, the first official trailer for Alien: Covenant, starring the 37-year-old half-Spanish actress, has been released.

Noomi Rapace

While director Ridley Scott technically returned to the Alien franchise with 2012’s Prometheus, that film has only a tangential connection to the main series thanks to some continuity nods and a scene at the end. Covenant however is not, as it picks up where Prometheus left off and (presumably) leads directly to the events of the original Alien.

The story follows the crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, that discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but per usual discoveries it’s actually a dark, dangerous world containing a threat beyond their imagination and, as it happens, the android David (Michael Fassbender), one of the few survivors of the Prometheus mission.

Fassbender, Guy Pearce, and Rapace reprise their Prometheus roles, joined this time out by Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollet, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby, and James Franco.

Jack Paglen, Michael Green, and John Logan wrote the script.

Alien: Covenant hits theaters on May 19.

Smollett to Star in Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant”

There’s an out of this world opportunity for Jussie Smollett

The 32-year-old Brazilian American actor/singer has joined the cast of Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant as producers round out the main cast ahead of production, which is now being eyed to start next month.

Jussie Smollett

Smollett joins a list of new additions to the cast that includes Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo and Callie Hernandez. They join previously announced cast members Micahel Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Demian Bichir and Danny McBride.

Plot details are mostly under wraps for what is the second of the planned three films at 20th Century Fox acting as a prequel trilogy to Scott’s Alien movies. Only Fassbender is confirmed to reprise his character from 2012’s Prometheus; it remains unclear whether Noomi Rapace will return.

Smollett plays Jamal Lyon on Fox’s hit primetime soap Empire, which is in the middle of its second season.

Meanwhile, Hernandez, who starred in Machete Kills, recently wrapped shooting Damien Chazelle’s La La Land at Lionsgate opposite Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.

Alonzo Joins the Voice Cast of Sony Pictures-Rovio’s “Angry Birds” Animated Film

Cristela Alonzo is about to get angry

The 35-year-old Mexican American actress/comedian, the star of the new ABC sitcom Cristela, has signed on to join the voice cast of Sony PicturesRovio’s Angry Birds animated film along alongside a bevy of mostly comedy stars.

Cristela Alonzo

In addition to Alonzo, the voice cast includes Saturday Night Live alums Jason Sudekis, Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph, as well as Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Peter DinklageKeegan-Michael Key, Tony Hale, Grammy nominee Romeo Santos, and YouTube stars Smosh (Ian Andrew Hecox and Anthony Padilla). 

The news was revealed to fans over the last 48 hours as they slinged one billion birds. Game players had the chance to unlock the news and get a sneak peak at the new look of the characters in the film.

Angry Birds marks vidgame maker Rovio’s entree into feature films. Sony will distribute worldwide. The film will bow stateside on July 1, 2016.  It is directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis and written by Jon Vitti.

Louis C.K. Picks Up Two American Comedy Awards

Louis C.K. is officially a two-time American Comedy Awards winner…

The 46-year-old Mexican American actor/comedian picked up two trophies at this year’s American Comedy Awards, which aired on NBC on May 8.

Louis C.K.

Louis C.K., a four-time Primetime Emmy-winner, picked up the award for Comedy Supporting Actor – Film for his performance in American Hustle.

He beat outThis Is the End’s Danny McBride, Nebraska’s Will Forte, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Steve Carell and This Is the End’s Jonah Hill.

The star of FX’s Louie also took home the award for Comedy Special of the Year for his Emmy-winning HBO comedy special Louis C.K.: Oh My God.

The awards, which were launched in 1987, recognize performances and performers in the field of comedy, with an emphasis on television comedy and comedy films.

American Comedy Awards – Winners List

Johnny Carson Lifetime Achievement Award: Bill Cosby
Television SeriesParks & Recreation
Comedy FilmThis Is The End
Concert ComicJim Gaffigan
Comedy Actress, FilmMelissa McCarthy, The Heat
Comedy Actor, Film:Will FerrellAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Viral Video: “Bad Lip Reading: NFL”
Late Night Talk Show: Tie – The Daily ShowThe Colbert Report
Comedy Writing, TelevisionModern Family
Comedy Screenplay, FilmThe Heat
Comedy ActressTelevisionAmy PoehlerParks & Recreation
Comedy Special of the YearLouis C.K.Oh My God
Alternative Comedy SeriesKey And Peele
Club Comic: Maria Bamford
Comedy Director, FilmSeth Rogen Evan GoldbergThis Is The End
Supporting ActressTelevision SeriesKate McKinnonSaturday Night Live
Comedy Actor, FilmWill FerrellAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Supporting Actor, Television SeriesBill HaderSaturday Night Live

Mendes Starring Opposite Larry David in the HBO Original Movie “Clear History”

The anticipation is building for Eva Mendes’ latest project…

The 39-year-old Cuban-American actress is starring opposite Larry David in the HBO original movie Clear History.

Eva Mendes

In the comedy, which just saw its first trailer released, David portrays a heavily bearded marketing executive at a carmaker.

An argument with his boss leaves him unemployes, so he sells his shares in the company, just before its worth soars into the billions. A decade later, with a new identity and minus numerous hair follicles, he gets the chance to get even.

David co-wrote the film, which also stars Bill Hader, Curb and Seinfeld veteran Philip Baker Hall, Jon Hamm, Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton, Danny McBride, Amy Ryan and David’s Curb foil J.B. Smoove.

Clear History is set to premiere on HBO on August 10.

Mendes to Star in Larry David’s HBO Original “Clear History”

It looks like Eva Mendes and comedian Larry David will soon have a clear history together…

The 38-year-old Cuban American actress has joined the all-star cast of HBO‘s newly titled Clear History, an original movie co-written and top-lined by David and co-starring Kate Hudson, Jon Hamm and Danny McBride.

Eva Mendes

Directed by Greg Mottola, the movie centers on Nathan Flomm (David), a former marketing executive at a start-up electric car company who, after losing a fortune due to a petty argument with his boss, is publicly humiliated for walking away from his 10 percent of a company now worth billions. Ten years later, his marriage over and reputation ruined, Nathan has changed his identity and lives a simple life on a small island off the coast of Massachusetts under the new name of Rolly DaVore. But when his former boss (Hamm) shows up to renovate his summer mansion, Nathan vows to seek his revenge and drive his nemesis off the island.

Mendes, who was recently named on of the most dangerous celebrities on the web, is set to portray an islander who takes an off-handed suggestion from David’s character a bit too seriously, causing him no end of trouble.

Clear History will start shooting in Massachusetts in the fall.

No word yet on an expected premiere date.