Alejandro Patiño Starring Opposite Matt Bomer in the Heartfelt Drama “Papi Chulo”

It’s Papi time for Alejandro Patiño

The Latino actor stars opposite Magic Mike hunk Matt Bomer in the heartfelt drama Papi Chulo, a story that explores a friendship between two very different people.

Alejandro Patiño

Making its World Premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on September 8, Papi Chulois writer-director John Butler’s third feature to premiere at TIFF.

The film follows a single TV weatherman (Bomer) living in Los Angeles who is put on leave from work. While on leave, he tries to enjoy his time alone but realizes this solitary lifestyle isn’t for him. When he drives past a hardware store, he spots Ernesto (Patiño, in his first leading feature role), a middle-aged Latino migrant with a friendly face, and hires him to do some home repairs. Despite the language barrier, they develop an unexpected but profound friendship based on the everlasting need for connection.

The film is a new take on the buddy comedy with two very different people as it provides commentary on empathy, stereotypes, and xenophobia — two of today’s very timely topics.

Patiño’s previous credits include appearances on Superstore, Life in Pieces, The Bridge and East Los High.

Click here to see the trailer.

Iglesias Lands Comedy Series Pilot Deal at ABC

Gabriel Iglesias may be returning to ABC

The 39-year-old Mexican American stand-up comedian/actor, who had a recurring role on the network’s short-lived series Cristela, has reached a put pilot deal to write and star in a multi-camera comedy series at ABC. ABC Studios will produce.

Gabriel Iglesias

The Fluffy Shop (working title) is inspired by the Iglesias’ life experiences, including the challenges of managing a home life during the few days he spends off the road each week.

This is Iglesias’ first network pilot.

Iglesias will co-write the pilot with Jay Lavender and Tim Doyle who will also serve as the show runner.

Iglesias is the creator and producer of Fuse TV’s non-scripted comedy docuseries Fluffy Breaks Even. The comedian also has starred in several stand-up comedy specials for Comedy Central as well as produced and hosted the hit series Stand-up Revolution for the cable network.

On the feature side, Iglesias starred in the stand-up concert comedy film The Fluffy Movie and co-starred in Warner Bros. Magic Mike and most recently Magic Mike XXL.

Rodriguez Lands Lead Male Role in ABC’s Drama Pilot “Runner”

Adam Rodriguez is ready to run(ner)

The 39-year-old Puerto Rican/Cuban-American actor and CSI: Miami alum has landed the male lead role opposite Paula Patton in ABC’s drama pilot Runner.

Adam Rodriguez

Based on the Turkish series Son and directed by Michael Offer, the project, from 20th Century Fox Television and ABC Studios, centers on Lauren Marks (Patton), a wife and mother who had believed her husband had died in a plane crash, only to discover him alive, well and traveling with a mysterious woman who uses Lauren’s stolen identity. Thrown into a world of secrets and crime, Lauren finds herself running into Mexican cartels and people from her past she had hoped to forget.

Rodriguez plays Troy, who is hated by Lauren’s family as he is responsible for the death of her nephew years ago but may be the only person who can help Lauren find her husband.

The project was written by Michael Cooney.

Rodriguez has a recurring role on NBC’s The Night Shift and next reprises his role in the Magic Mike XXL sequel this summer.

Warner Bros. Releases Teaser for Rodriguez’s Male Stripper Drama Sequel “Magic Mike XXL”

Adam Rodriguez is ready to pound the flesh… or at least expose it… once again…

Warner Bros. has released a new teaser trailer for Magic Mike XXL, featuring the return of the 39-year-old Puerto Rican/Cuban-American actor and CSI: Miami alum.

Magic Mike XXL

The film is the highly anticipated follow-up to 2012’s male strip club drama. In addition to Rodriguez, who returns as Tito, Magic Mike XXL sees the return of Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello and Kevin Nash.

New cast members include Elizabeth Banks, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Donald Glover, Amber Heard, Andie MacDowell, Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Strahan, plus others.

Gregory Jacobs directs the film, taking the reigns from Steven Soderbergh.

Matthew McConaughey, Olivia Munn and Alex Pettyfer will not be returning.

The trailer has already garnered 2.7 million views on YouTube since its release.

Magic Mike XXL hits theaters on July 1.

Rodriguez Lands Recurring Role on NBC’s Medical Drama “The Night Shift”

Adam Rodriguez is ready to work the night shift…

The 39-year-old Puerto Rican/Cuban-American actor and CSI: Miami alum has landed a major recurring role on NBC’s drama series The Night Shift.

Adam Rodriguez

Rodriguez will appear on a minimum of five episodes in Season 2, portraying Dr. Joey Chavez, the newly hired night call trauma surgeon at San Antonio Memorial Hospital.

He’s described as an Air Force vet that served in Iraq whose personal experiences have led him to investigate his cases with an Eastern medicine perspective.

Rodriguez is currently shooting the Magic Mike sequel, Magic Mike XXL.

His previous credits include Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself and About Last Night.

On television, he most recently starred in CBS’ drama Reckless.

Season 2 of The Night Shift begins production on November 10 in Albuquerque, NM.

Warner Bros. to Release Rodriguez’s “Magic Mike 2” Next July

Adam Rodriguez will make it rain next Fourth of July…

Warner Bros. has announced plans to release Magic Mike 2, starring the 39-year-old Puerto Rican/Cuban-American actor and Channing Tatum, two days earlier than originally planned.

Adam Rodriguez

The sequel to the male-stripper drama has been moved from July 3 to July 1, 2015

The original movie starring Rodriguez, Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer and others made $113.7M at the domestic box office — one of director Steven Soderbergh’s most lucrative movies ever — and has since spawned a Broadway musical now in the works.

Rodriguez, who recently signed with United Talent Agency, is set to reprise his role as male stripper Tito.

Rodriguez Signs with United Talent Agency (UTA)

Adam Rodriguez is switching teams…

The 39-year-old Puerto Rican/Cuban-American actor has signed with global talent and literary agency United Talent Agency (UTA).

Adam Rodriguez

After starring as Det. Eric Delko for all 10 seasons of CBS’ police procedural CSI: Miami, Rodriguez can currently be seen in the network’s summer legal drama Reckless.

His feature credits include Tyler Perry‘s I Can Do Bad All by MyselfMagic Mike and the About Last Nightremake earlier this year.

In September, Rodriguez will join fellow UTA client Channing Tatum in shooting the sequel to Magic Mike, where he’ll reprise his role as the exotic dancer Tito.

Rodriguez, who signed a development deal for unscripted projects with Bunim/Murray ProductionsBMP Latin earlier this year, continues to be repped by A Management Company.

Trailer Released for Joe Manganiello’s Documentary “La Bare,” Featuring Nick Soto

Nick Soto is ready to la bare it all on the big screen…

Magic Mike star Joe Manganiello goes behind the camera to direct his first feature, a documentary that takes an inside look at Dallas’ La Bare, featuring the 31-year-old half-Venezuelan professional dancer and bodybuilder.

Nick Soto

Soto, one of the featured subjects in the film, works at La Bare, one of the most famous male strip clubs in the world.

Main Street Films acquired the North American and Chinese distribution rights to the film, which is slated for a June 27 theatrical release.

In addition to Soto, the documentary also stars Lance Winters.

Open Road Films Acquires the Rights to Iglesias’ Comedy Concert Film “The Fluffy Movie”

Gabriel Iglesias is bringing his fluffy comedy routine to a global audience…

The Fluffy Movie – a comedy concert film by the hilarious 37-year-old Mexican American comedian known comically as Fluffy – has been acquired by Open Road Films for worldwide distribution.

Gabriel Iglesias

The concert movie will be filmed at two upcoming shows on February 28 and March 1 in San Jose, CA.

Iglesias most recently lent his voice to the animated films Planes and The Nut Job. His other credits include appearances in Magic Mike and The Surfer King.

“Gabriel has worked incredibly hard to become a massive success in the world of stand-up comedy,” said Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg. “With his roles in Magic Mike and The Nut Job and a hilarious performance in our upcoming film A Haunted House 2, he is a rising star on the big screen and this new film is certain to be a hit with comedy lovers everywhere.”

Iglesias’ The Fluffy Movie is scheduled to hit theaters on July 11, 2014.

Rodriguez Lands Development Deal with BMP Latin for Unscripted Projects

It looks like Adam Rodriguez could be developing television content in the near future…

The 38-year-old Puerto Rican/Cuban-American actor has signed a development deal for unscripted projects with Bunim/Murray ProductionsBMP Latin.

Adam Rodriguez

The CSI: Miami and Magic Mike star has been slated to develop and executive-produce numerous unscripted series, some of which will highlight his personal interest in social and philanthropic issues.

BMP Latin is currently producing Combate Americas, the first Spanish language Mixed Martial Arts competition reality series for mun2.

The company also has development deals with former The X Factor judge Paulina Rubio, multi-platinum reggaeton singer Daddy Yankee and the Leonardo Lopez family, a successful Mexican-American family living the dream in Encino, CA.

Bunim/Murray produces The Real World, Project Runway and Keeping Up With The Kardashians.