Longoria to Star in the Horror Film “Visions”

Eva Longoria is having horrific visions

The Mexican American actress and former Desperate Housewives star has been added to the cast of the Blumhouse Productions horror film Visions.

Eva Longoria

Longoria joins Isla Fisher and Community‘s Gillian Jacobs in film, with The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons in talks to co-star.

Fisher stars as a pregnant woman who moves with her husband to the countryside where she’s plagued by visions of a sinister hooded figure.

Longoria will portray Fisher’s fashionable, acerbic and funny city gal pal who disapproves of her friend’s life choices.

Directed by Kevin Greutert, Visions was written by Lucas Sussman.

Longoria most recently directed Episode 1 of Lifetime’s Devious Maids, the Marc Cherry dramedy that she also executive-produces.

On the big screen Longoria is set to star in the upcoming pics Frontera with Michael Pena and Ed Harris, Refugio from Demian Bichir, and Any Day opposite Sean Bean and Kate Walsh.

Magnolia Pictures Acquires U.S./Canada Rights to Longoria’s “Frontera”

Eva Longoria’s latest project will be released in the United States and Canada…

Magnolia Pictures has acquired the U.S. and Canada rights to Frontera, starring the 38-year-old Mexican American actress, Michael Peña and Ed Harris.

Eva Longoria

Directed by Michael Berry from his script with Luis Moulinet III, the drama follows Miguel (Peña), a hardworking father and devoted husband who crosses the border illegally and is wrongfully accused of murdering the wife of a former sheriff (Harris). Miguel’s pregnant wife (Longoria) lands in the hands of corrupt coyotes as she tries to help her husband, while the ex-lawman investigates his wife’s death and unearths evidence that could destroy one family’s future.

Magnolia is reportedly planning for a 2014 theatrical release.

The deal was sealed in Los Cabos, Mexico, during the second annual Baja International Film Festival.

Myriad Pictures to Handle Worldwide Sales of Peña’s Drama “Frontera”

Michael Peña’s U.S-Mexico border-themed film may see life beyond the United States.

Myriad Pictures has announced plans to handle worldwide sales outside the U.S. and Canada on the dramatic thriller Frontera.

 Michael Peña

Starring the 37-year-old Mexican American actor, Eva Longoria and Ed Harris, the film follows the events that take place after a former U.S. sheriff’s wife (portrayed by Amy Madigan) is fatally injured while riding on her ranch property in the dangerous border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

Michael Berry directed the film, which he co-wrote with Luis Moulinet III.

Currently in post-production, Frontera is expected to be released in 2014.

Peña Cast in Fox’s Drama Pilot “The List”

Michael Peña is officially on The List at Fox

The 37-year-old Mexican American actor has landed the lead role in Fox’s drama pilot The List.

Michael Pena

The project, from Paul Zbyszewski, Ruben Fleischer and 20th Century Fox Television, revolves around an intense deputy U.S. Marshal who must hunt down the person who stole “the list,” a file with the identities of every member of the federal witness protection program, when people on that list start getting picked off.

Peña’s character is described as a ruggedly attractive, oddly charismatic man, a notoriously quirky maverick who often gets into trouble with the bureaucracy.

Peña, who earned a 2013 Independent Spirit Award nomination for End Of Watch and starred opposite Ryan Gosling in Gangster Squad, recently wrapped up work with Ed Harris on the border drama Frontera.

He’ll next be seen portraying Cesar Chavez in the Diego Luna-directed film Chavez.

Longoria to Star in the Animated Series “Mother Up!”

Eva Longoria has landed a mother of a role…

The 37-year-old Mexican American actress and former Desperate Housewives star has signed on to voice the character of Rudi Wilson, a former music exec turned hopeless suburban mom, in the animated series Mother Up! for Canadian broadcaster City and Hulu.

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“She’s a crazy, irresponsible mother, that all mothers fear they are,” Longoria tells The Hollywood Reporter about her character’s misguided, yet comedic child-rearing.

“She barely keeps her kids alive with bizarre, improvised solutions to the endless challenges of parenting,” she adds.

City and Hulu have ordered 13 episodes of the half-hour adult animated comedy series that Longoria will also executive produce.

The Canadian series was created by Michael Shipley (Family Guy, My Name is Earl), using original material from Marnie Nir and Katie Torpey.

“It is without a doubt an irreverent and edgy series, and yet still a network friendly show,” Claire Freeland, director of original programming at City-parent Rogers Media said of Mother Up!

City already has a primetime schedule heavy with popular American comedies like Modern Family and 2 Broke Girls, as well as a pipeline filled with homegrown sitcoms Seed and Package Deal.

Despite its motherhood storyline, Freeland added Mother Up! will appeal to both a female and male demo, given its variety of male characters.

The Canadian series also stars Jesse Camacho as the voice of Dick, Gabrielle Miller as Sarah, Cle Bennett as 2Bit, Helen Taylor as Jenny, Rebecca Husain as Apple and Scott McCord as Greg.

For Longoria, Mother Up! marks a return to television following starring roles in movies like The Baytown Outlaws, The Truth and more recently Michael Berry’s Frontera, following her final bow last season as Gabrielle Solis on Desperate Housewives.

The animated comedy also allows Longoria to bring her acting chops to a Toronto sound booth.

“I always find you have so much more freedom as an actor with your voice when you’re hiding behind an animated character, as opposed to live action,” she observes.

City plans a fall 2013 debut for Mother Up!