IFC Midnight Acquires North American Rights to Genesis Rodriguez’s Arctic Thriller “Centigrade”

Genesis Rodriguez is bringing the chill (and thrill) to the United States… 

IFC Midnight has acquired the North American rights to Brendan Walsh’s contained Arctic thriller Centigrade, starring the 32-year-old Cuban and Venezuelan actress.

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Based on true events, Rodriguez and Vincent Piazzastar in the story about a 2002 incident when a young American couple traveled to the arctic mountains of Norway. After pulling over during a snowstorm, they wake up trapped in their SUV, buried underneath layers of snow and ice. It’s soon revealed that the woman is eight months pregnant. Amid escalating tension between them and dwindling supplies, the couple battles -30C temperatures, hallucinations and hypothermia in their struggle to survive.

The completed film was written by Daley Nixon and Walsh.

“It’s a thrill and honor for me and the entire Centigradeteam to be premiering in North America with IFC,” said Walsh. “It makes all the cold days shooting a car in a freezer totally worthwhile. They are true champions of Independent Film and fully recognize the efforts film makers go through to make their film different and special. We couldn’t be happier with our North American distributors and look forward to finding international distributors in Berlin.”

Rodriguez’s previous credits include Man on a LedgeCasa de Mi PadreWhat to Expect When You’re ExpectingThe Last StandTusk and Run All Night.

Rodriguez to Star in Kevin Williamson’s ABC Pilot “Time After Time”

Genesis Rodriguez has plenty of time on her hands…

The 28-year-old Venezuelan- and Cuban-American actress has landed the lead female role opposite Freddie Stroma and Josh Bowman in Kevin Williamson’s ABC pilot Time After Time

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Using the 1979 novel by Karl Alexander and movie as a starting point, Time After Time will chronicle the epic adventures of young H.G. Wells (Stroma).

Rodriguez will play Jane Walker, the museum curator who captivates H.G. Wells (Stroma) upon his arrival in modern day New York.

Williamson wrote Time After Time and is executive producing. Marcos Siega is directing. Warner Bros. Television is the studio.

Rodriguez’s credits include a breakout role in Man on a Ledge, Casa de Mi Padre, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Identity Thief and Big Hero 6.

Rodriguez Signs with Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Genesis Rodriguez has new representation in Hollywood…

The 25-year-old Cuban and Venezuelan American actress has signed on with Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

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Earlier this year, Rodriguez starred in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s The Last Stand as well as the hit comedy Identity Thief with Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman.

She also played leading roles in the Summit thriller Man on a Ledge and Will Ferrell’s Casa de mi Padre.

Rodriguez, the daughter of Venezuelan singer Jose Luis Rodriguez, got her start in telenovelas, starring in Prisionera and Dona Barbara.

She was previously repped by ICM.

Trailer Released for Rodriguez’s “The Last Stand”

Genesis Rodriguez is joining forces with “The Governator”…

Lionsgate has released the official trailer for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s The Last Stand, which co-stars the 25-year-old Venezuelan American actress.

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The action-packed film centers on the leader of a drug cartel who busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff (Schwarzenegger) and his inexperienced staff.

Rodriguez, who will next make an apperance in Identity Thief, will play Agent Ellen Richards in the film.

Rodriguez, who made her big screen debut in Man on a Ledge, most recently appeared in Will Ferrell‘s Casa de mi Padre.

Directed by Kim Jee-woon, the film also stars Luis Guzmán, Rodrigo Santoro, Forest Whitaker and Johnny Knoxville.

The Last Stand is set to open on January 18.

Rodriguez to Star in “Identity Thief”

Genesis Rodriguez is getting married to the mob… at least on the big screen!

The 24-year-old Venezuelan American actress has signed on to star in Universal’s film Identity Thief.

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In the comedy starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, Rodriguez will play an associate to a local crime boss who comes looking for McCarthy’s character after she scams them out of money.

This marks Rodriguez’s latest project in her quest to make a big splash in Hollywood…

She previously starred in Man On A Ledge and Will Ferrell’s Spanish-language melodrama Casa De Mi Padre. And, she most recently appeared opposite Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez in What to Expect When You’re Expecting.

Rodriguez to Star Opposite Paul Walker in New Film?

She recently made her big screen debut in the Sam Worthington-starrer Man on a Ledge… And now Genesis Rodriguez is thisclose to lining up her next major motion picture.

The 24-year-old Venezuelan American actress is currently in talks to star opposite The Fast and the Furious‘ Paul Walker in Hours, a post-Hurricane Katrina indie thriller.

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The film centers on a father (Walker) who fights to keep his newborn daughter alive in a New Orleans hospital after Katrina hits the city.

Following Rodriguez’s most recent appearance in Man On A Ledge, the one-time telenovela star will next star in Will Ferrell’s Casa De Mi Padre and the ensemble film featuring Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez What To Expect When You’re Expecting.

Additionally, she just wrapped Lionsgate’s The Last Stand.

Solis’ New CBS Police Drama to Premiere in April

He’s played a police detective on CBSThe Good Wife… But Felix Solis will soon be getting a promotion to sergeant on another CBS series.

The 40-year-old actor will star in CBS’ midseason police drama NYC 22, which centers around six NYPD rookie cops who patrol the gritty streets of Upper Manhattan.

Felix Solis

Solis—who currently appears on the big screen in Man on a Ledge with rising Latina star Genesis Rodriguez—will play Sergeant Terry Howard on the show, which is being executive produced by Robert De Niro.

NYC 22, which also stars Dominican-American actress Judy Marte, will premiere on Sunday, April 15 at 10:00 pm ET.

The show will replace CSI: Miami, which was trimmed to 19 episodes this season to make room for the new show.

Rodriguez: On the “Ledge” of a Hollywood Breakthrough…

Sam Worthington may be a man on a ledge… But Génesis Rodríguez is a star on the rise.

The 24-year-old Venezuelan American actress is making her big screen debut in Man on a Ledge, which opens in theaters nationwide today, in her quest to become Hollywood’s next big thing.

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The Miami-born Rodriguez isn’t new to the world of entertainment… She’s the daughter of legendary singe José Luis Rodríguez, better known to many as “El Puma“.

Rodriguez got her start in telenovelas. She appeared in Prisionera, Dame Chocolate and Doña Barbara and quickly gained a following before setting her sights on Hollywood.

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“I was working for about six years in Spanish soap operas,” says Rodriguez. “I started working at 15, turning 16, and I moved here about two years and I came out thinking I was gonna serve people breakfast and say one line and be ‘Girl Number 2.’ But, that didn’t happen, thank God. I’m blessed that I got a start with my Spanish audience and I hope they like the transition.”

Rodriguez went on to appear in one of the country’s most popular soap operas, playing Becky Ferrer on Days of our Lives. And, she later moved on to guest-star on HBO’s popular series Entourage.  Rodriguez, who appears on the cover of the latest issue of Para Todos magazine, is now starring as an in Man on a Ledge, and will appear in Will Ferrell’s Spanish-language comedy Casa de mi Padre.

“I can’t wait for people to see these movies. I can’t wait for the reactions. I can’t wait for the American and international public to get to know me better and to see my work,” says Rodriguez. “This is the most exciting time of my life and I can’t wait to share it with people and continue doing what I’m doing.”

So what’s next for Rodriguez? Sharing scenes with the former governator Arnold Schwarzenegger in the film Last Stand.

“I play an FBI agent. Me with a gun, it’s the greatest thing ever,” says Rodriguez. “Arnold is such a great guy and this is going to be such an amazing [film] for him.”

And an amazing film for Rodriguez as well… as she stakes her claim as Hollywood’s next “It girl!”