Gerardo Celasco to Star in Quibi’s Drama Series “Swimming with Sharks”

Gerardo Celasco has gone swimming

The 37-year-old Salvadoran American actor has been cast opposite Kiernan Shipka and Diane Kruger in Quibi’s drama series Swimming with Sharks.

Gerardo Celasco

Billed as a contemporary update of George Huang’s 1994 film that both celebrates and skewers the Hollywood studio system, the Lionsgate-produced series is written and produced by Kathleen Robertson, and directed by Tucker Gates, with Chris Cowles also producing.

In the series adaptation with a female twist, Lou (Shipka), a young female assistant, works for Joyce (Kruger), a sole female studio head, at a company filled with manipulators, schemers and intrigue, but little do they know Lou is poised to outwit them all.

Celasco will play Miles, a moderately talented artist and the husband of Joyce Holt (the big moneymaker in the household). Miles and Joyce have a complicated relationship based on love, money and power.

Celasco, who rose to acclaim on NBC’s Passions, co-stars in the upcoming Foxthriller series neXt. He’s known for his multi-season arc on ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder

Plaza Wins Young Hollywood Award

Aubrey Plaza is having a breakthrough year…

The 27-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress/comedian—who stars as April Ludgate in NBC’s Parks and Recreation, received the Breakthrough Performance Female award at the 2012 Young Hollywood Awards, which celebrate rising stars in movies, television, music and beyond.

Aubrey Plaza

While accepting her award, Plaza—known for her deadpan delivery on Parks and Recreation—declared that she was “never going to die.”

Plaza has also starred in Funny People and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.

Meanwhile, Modern Family’s Rico Rodriguez and claimed the Scene Stealers award.

The 13-year-old Latino child actor shared the prize with his Modern Family co-star Nolan Gould and Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka, who plays the scarily mature Sally Draper.

Click here to see all the night’s winners.