Netflix Acquires Global Streaming Rights to Ramirez’s Thriller “Madre”

Life is but a stream for Daniela Ramírez

Netflix has acquired global streaming rights to Madre, Aaron Burns’ psychological thriller starring the 30-year-old Chilean actress.

Daniela Ramirez

Madre, which made its premiere at SXSW, marks Burns’ sophomore turn as feature director.

Madre stars Ramírez as a four-months-pregnant mother of a severely autistic boy (Matías Bassi). After a chance encounter with a gifted Filipino caretaker (Aida Jabolin), the young mother begins to suspect that the new nanny is using the language barrier to turn the boy against her. And then things get sinister.

Burns, who appeared in Roth’s pics The Green Inferno and Keanu Reeves-starrer Knock, Knock, directs Madre from his own original screenplay.

His comedy Blacktino was released in 2011, and before that he worked on visual effects for Grindhouse and Machete, among other credits.

Netflix will begin streaming Madre exclusively by the end of 2017.

Ramirez’s previous credits include La Poseída and Los Archivos del Cardenal.

Morrone to Star in Eli Roth’s Action Crime Film “Death Wish”

Camila Morrone has a death wish…

The Argentine model and actress has been cast in Eli Roth’s action crime film Death Wish.

Camila Morrone

Morrone will star opposite Beau Knapp, Bruce WillisVincent D’Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Dean Norris, Mike Epps, Kimberly Elise and Ronnie Gene Blevins in MGM’s remake of the 1974 Charles Bronson film.

The film centers on Paul Kersey (Willis), whose life is destroyed by a violent crime against his wife and daughter. Frustrated that the bad guys were not brought to justice for the nefarious act inflicted on his family, he starts hunting for the perpetrators himself.

The screenplay was written by Dean Georgaris and Roth, from an original draft by Joe Carnahan.

Filming is underway in Montreal.

Morrone, who has appeared on the cover of Vogue, made her acting debut in James Franco‘s film Bukowski.

Trejo to Judge Fullscreen & Crypt TV’s El Terror Web Contest

Danny Trejo is spreading El Terror

Digital studio Fullscreen and Eli Roth’s horror platform Crypt TV are on a mission to find the next great horror series, with the 72-year-old Mexican American actor helping out.

Danny Trejo

Fullscreen and Crypt TV have launched El Terror, a filmmaking competition that will award a series deal to its winning creative team.

The rules for El Terror are simple: Potential entrants can head over to the contest’s official website, where they’ll be invited to submit a single 30-second clip that shows off the concept for their most terrifying, bone-chilling web series idea. Submissions will be accepted until September 1st, at which point the contest’s three celebrity judges — Roth, Trejo, and social media star Julia Kelly — will choose 10 finalists, all of whom will develop “series bibles” alongside Crypt TV.

Ultimately, a winner will be selected, and their series will be developed for distribution on the recently-launched fullscreen streaming video service.

“Crypt TV has been a fantastic partner for Fullscreen, and we couldn’t be more aligned with our goal to tell innovative stories that will scare the cases off our viewers’ phones,” said Fullscreen VP of scripted development Polly Auritt in a press release. “Fullscreen aims to be the go to destination for young creators, and can’t wait to tap into Crypt TV’s network to help identify the next great horror mastermind.”

Official rules for El Terror can be found on the contest’s website.

Ferreira is Moving From CAA to William Morris Endeavor (WME)

Sky Ferreira is switching teams…

The 23-year-old part-Brazilian singer-songwriter, model and actress has moved from Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to William Morris Endeavor (WME).

Sky Ferreira

She already was represented by IMG Models, which was part of the WME | IMG acquisition last year.

Ferreira is currently the face of the Jimmy Choo fragrance Illicit and will soon be featured in Paco Rabanne’s next fragrance campaign with Gabriel Day-Lewis.

She starred in Eli Roth’s cannibal horror film The Green Inferno, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013 and will be released in the U.S. later this month.

Ferreira will also be seen in the true-life drama Elvis & Nixon, starring Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey as the titular title characters, and in crime thriller The Trust, starring Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood.

As a recording artist, Ferreira’s 2013 Capitol Records debut Night Time, My Time opened at No. 45 on the Billboard 200 before finding its way onto Rolling Stones list of that year’s top albums and Pitchfork‘s list of the decade’s top 100 albums.

She currently is recording her sophomore album, Masochism, due out next year.

BH Tilt to Release Izzo’s “The Green Inferno” in September

Lorenza Izzo is ready to heat up theaters…

Eli Roth’s long-awaited The Green Infernostarring the Chilean actress, will finally be released on September 25 thanks to Blumhouse Productions label BH Tilt, Universal Pictures and High Top Releasing.

Lorenza Izzo

In The Green Inferno, a group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished. The film was almost set to go domestically post-summer last year with trailers going viral online.

The Green Inferno will bow on approximately 1,000 screens. The film was originally set to bow on September 5 last year via Open Road Films. However, the pic was taken off the release schedule because financier Worldview Entertainment balked at ex-CEO Christopher Woodrow’s commitment to provide the P&A.

Roth’s first directorial effort in eight years is the first big screen opening of its kind for BH Tilt, which is dedicated to multi-platform releases.

The Green Inferno is a wild, fun ride that took us deeper into the Amazon than anyone has ever taken a film crew,” said Roth in a statement. “BH Tilt is a forward thinking label that is helping to redefine how genre movies can be released. I want to express my deep gratitude to the fans for their incredible support of this movie and to everyone at Blumhouse and Universal for making sure fans can experience the film in theaters across the country.”

de Armas to Star Opposite Jonah Hill in “Arms and The Dudes”

Ana de Armas is up in arms

The 26-year-old Cuban actress has landed a starring role opposite Miles Teller and Jonah Hill in Warner Bros.’ Arms and The Dudes.

Ana de Armas

The Todd Phillips film, which heads into production this month, revolves around two buddies who join forces as young adults to become successful international arms dealers until they find themselves well beyond their depth.

The film is based on a 2011 Rolling Stone article by Guy Lawson.

de Armas was at the Sundance Film Festival last month with her latest movie, Eli Roth’s Knock Knock, in which she stars opposite Keanu Reeves.

Her credits include the upcoming Roberto Duran biopic Hands of Stone and she’s shooting Gee Malik Linton’s mystery-thriller Daughter of God right now in New York City.

Izzo to Star Opposite Keanu Reeves in Eli Roth’s “Knock, Knock”

Knock, knock! Who’s there? It’s Lorenza Izzo

The 22-year-old Chilean actress, who starred opposite Selena Gomez in Eli Roth’s Aftershock, has signed on to star opposite Keanu Reeves in Knock, Knock.

Lorenza Izzo

The psychological thriller, written and directed by Roth, centers on a happily married family man (Reeves) who’s left alone for the weekend, when two beautiful girls show up at his house and turn his life upside down.

Izzo, who just starred Roth’s The Green Inferno, will portray one of those girls.

The other will be portrayed by Cuban actress Ana de Armas, who just played Robert Duran’s wife in Hands Of Stone opposite Edgar Ramirez and Robert De Niro.

Meanwhile, Chilean actress Ignacia Allamand will portray Reeves’ wife in the film.

Roth wrote the script with his Green Inferno collaborators Nicolas Lopez and Guillermo Amoedo.

Production on Knock, Knock is set to start on April 14 in Santiago, Chile.

Lopez to Direct “Beyond the Green Inferno”

Nicolás López is preparing to go beyond The Green Inferno

The 30-year-old Chilean filmmaker has been tapped by Eli Roth and Worldview Entertainment to direct the sequel to the cannibal horror-thriller The Green Inferno.

Nicolás López

News of the follow-up came as Roth’s The Green Inferno made its worldwide premiere September 7 in the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto Film Festival.

The high-profile film, set deep in the heart of the Amazon, follows a group of student activists who travel to visit a dying tribe. When their plane crashes, they are taken hostage by the very natives they came to observe.

Worldview Entertainment teamed with Roth to finance and produce The Green Inferno and will also produce and finance Beyond the Green Inferno.

Beyond the Green Inferno’s plot is being kept under wraps. Roth will present and produce the sequel, which is based on a script he wrote with Lopez and Guillermo Amoedo.

Lopez — who worked on the script for Green Inferno — and Miguel Asensio Llamas of Sobras International Pictures are also producing.

“After writing and scouting all over Peru we realized that that The Green Inferno had an expansive universe and that we would love to visit it again and go deeper into the jungle. Our plan with Beyond the Green Inferno is to make a sequel in the tradition of Aliens, where the creative team went bigger, darker and scarier into the unknown. Eli has been an amazing creative collaborator and has set the groundwork for an entire universe of stories we’re both incredibly excited to tell,” said Lopez.

Lopez and Roth also collaborated on the film Aftershock, with Lopez directing from a script he co-wrote with Roth.

Roth agreed with Lopez that  filming Green Inferno was a life-changing experience.

“We quickly learned there’s an entire world of stories, legends, myths and monsters in that jungle. It’s endless. Living in isolation we saw first hand just how far and deep we could take the world of The Green Inferno. I’m thrilled to hand the directing reins to Nicolas Lopez, who has been a key part of my creative team from the beginning of this project and I know will make an incredible film,” Roth said.

“We don’t want to give away any plot secrets, only that we want to take the story to an even darker and scarier place on all levels. Shooting begins when the rainy season ends and it’s safe enough for us to return with another ‘adventurous’ filmmaking team. We’re thrilled to produce the film with Worldview Entertainment, who has been an incredible, supportive partner right from the start,” the filmmaker continued.

Trailer for Gomez’s Latest Film “Aftershock” Released

Selena Gomez’s next picture may leave you feeling aftershocks of fear…

The 20-year-old half-Mexican American actress/singer makes a cameo appearance in horror director Eli Roth’s new film Aftershock.

Selena Gomez II

Set in South America, the terrorific film follows the events that unfold after an earthquake, with an ominous tagline,
“The only thing more terrifying than Mother Nature is human nature.”

The plot synopsis that reads, “In Chile, a group of travelers who are in an underground nightclub when a massive earthquake hits quickly learn that reaching the surface is just the beginning of their nightmare.”

Gomez’s role in the slasher film is being kept strictly under wraps, but she did give MTV a slight hint earlier this year: “It’s actually a very funny scene with him… And it’s cute. Well, I mean, the movie’s not cute. It’s actually scary, but the scene was cute.”