Lorenza Izzo is ready to show her bilingual skills…
The 29-year-old Chilean actress and model will star in Amazon’s untitled bilingual comedy pilot by Everybody Loves Somebody’s Catalina Aguilar Mastretta.
In addition to Izzo, who is set as the lead in the project for Amazon Prime Video, other cast members include Georgie Flores (Famous in Love), Giancarlo Vidrio (El Vato), Ben O’Toole (Hacksaw Ridge), Sarah Ramos (Midnight, Texas) and Patricia Bernal (Everybody Loves Somebody).
Amazon Studios is producing with comedy-focused Jax Media.
Mastretta’s project is described as a bilingual (Spanish) romantic comedy about family – the one you choose and the one you’re born into. Sara (Izzo) has been the matriarch of her chosen family since her parents moved back to Mexico City in her late teens. She and her diverse group of friends and family attempt to master their careers and romantic entanglements while living together in Sara’s Hollywood Hills compound. Now, Sara’s mother, Ines, is moving back in and shedding a new light on the life Sara built for herself, pushing everyone towards a late-in-life coming of age.
Flores will play Alicia, Sara’s best friend and the daughter of undocumented Mexican immigrant parents who works as a waitress in a bowling alley. Vidrio will play Nacho, Sara’s mischievous gay brother, a former player for the LA Galaxy soccer team who now is one of team’s coaches. O’Toole will play Matt, Sara’s first boyfriend who now is roommates with Nacho in one of the bungalows on Sara’s property. Ramos will play Anna, a friend of Sara’s who also lives in one of the bungalows on her property, along with her little girl Frida. Bernal plays Ines, Sara and Nacho’s mother.
Izzo will next be seen in the feature film Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. Her previous television credits include Feed the Beast, Hemlock Grove and Casual.