The Brazilian actress has been cast in ABC’s single-camera comedy pilot Jalen vs. Everybody, from Nahnatchka Khan, creator/executive producer of ABC’s family comedy Fresh Off the Boat, and the series’ executive producer Jake Kasdan.
Written by Khan, the comedy follows former NBA player and current ESPN personality Rose as he juggles his career responsibilities with the challenges of being a single dad.
De Oliveira will portray Angela, Jalen’s girlfriend, who works for a fashion magazine. Angela’s a big part of Jalen’s life, and has a good relationship with his young daughters, and even his ex.
She joins previously announced cast members Marla Gibbs and Anna Maria Horsford, who play Jalen’s grandmother and mother, respectively.
de Oliveira’s previous credits include appearances on Nikita, Gothica and Covert Affairs.
The 30-year-old Cuban American actress will co-star opposite Rob Lowe and Fred Savage in The Grinder, Fox’s comedy pilot from Andrew Mogel, Nick Stoller and Jarrad Paul.
Written by Mogel and Paul and directed by Jake Kasdan, The Grinder stars Lowe as beloved TV lawyer Dean Sanderson (aka “The Grinder”). When his long-running hit series comes to an end, he finds himself at a crossroads in life and decides to move back to his small hometown, thinking he has the experience to take over his family’s law firm. Once there, he butts heads with his brother, Stewart Sanderson (Savage).
Morales will play Claire, a paralegal who works at Stewart’s law firm. She has never seen an episode of Dean’s TV show and is unimpressed with his celebrity.
The project will also star Mary Elizabeth Ellis and William Devane.
Morales’ credits include the feature films Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Going the Distance, as well as television roles on Girls, Parks and Recreation, Trophy Wife and The Newsroom.
Cameron Diaz’s sex tape will be released one week earlier…
The 41-year-old half-Cuban American actress’ latest comedy Sex Tape had been slated to hit U.S. theaters on July 25, but Sony Pictures has moved up its release to July 18.
Sex Tape, co-starring Jason Segel, now avoids facing off against Paramount’s Hercules,Universal Pictures’ Lucyand Lionsgate/SummitEntertainment’s Step Up All In.
Instead the film will go up against Universal’sThe Purge: Anarchyand Warner Bros sci-fi film Jupiter Ascending.
Diaz and Segel star as young parents whose homemade sex video is accidentally synched to a handful of other devices (including her mother’s and the mailman’s), and they embark on a wild quest to retrieve them.
Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper and Rob Lowe also star in Sex Tape, which was directed by Jake Kasdan.
Kate Angelo, Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller penned the screenplay from a story by Angelo.
Sony Pictures has released the first official trailer for Sex Tape, starring the 41-year-old half-Cuban American actress and Jason Segel.
Diaz and Segel portray young parents whose homemade sex video is accidentally synched to a handful of other devices (including her mother’s and the mailman’s), and they embark on a wild quest to retrieve them.
Directed by Jake Kasdan, the film also stars Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper and Rob Lowe.
It looks like Cameron Diaz may be getting bad all over again…
Columbia Pictures is currently developingBad Teacher 2, with the 40-year-old half-Cuban American actress attached to star in the film.
No official deal has yet been set with Diaz, who took little upfront money the first time around and made a fortune when the bawdy film became a surprise hit.
Bad Teacher 2 is set to be directed by Jake Kasdan and written by Justin Malen.
Sony Pictures production president Hanna Minghella said the studio “loves Justin’s take on the material – it hits all the notes that made the first film such a breakthrough hit and also takes the characters in a new direction that is fresh and fun.”
The original earned $216 million worldwide and hatched a half-hour series for CBS that will star Ari Graynor. The Sony Pictures Television and CBS Television Studios co-production received a 13-episode midseason order.
Diaz earned a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Comedy for her performance in Bad Teacher. She portrayed an amoral, gold digging Chicago-area middle school teacher at the fictional John Adams Middle School who curses at her students, drinks heavily, smokes marijuana, and only shows movies while she sleeps through class.