YouTube Star Johanna Colón to Star in Amazon Studios’ “Troupe Zero”

Johanna Colón is zeroing in on a Hollywood career…

The 9-year-old Latina dancer and YouTube sensation has joined the cast of Amazon Studios Troupe Zero, which also stars Viola Davis, Allison Janney, Jim Gaffigan, Mike Epps and Mckenna Grace.

Johanna Colón

A tutu-wearing Colon stole the show at her school’s dance recital at the age of 6, while performing to Aretha Franklin’s Respect, in a YouTube video that went viral.

The film is being directed by Bert & Bertie from a script by Beasts of the Southern Wild scribe Lucy Alibar. While no details have been released about the story, Todd Black, who produced Fences, the film which earned Davis the Best Supporting Actress Oscar, is producing the project for Amazon.

Colón previously had a small, guest-starring role in TBSThe Guest Book.

This time around, she plays a girls who never speaks but is a character known as Smash, a sidekick to another character named Hell-No. Smash is Hell No’s muscle, the lunch-stealing, bullying girl who joins a misfit Brownie troupe and then finds a sense of belonging.

Danny Trejo to Star in the “Meet the Blacks” Sequel, “The House Next Door”

Danny Trejo is moving in next door 

The 73-year-old Mexican American actor and Machete star has joined the cast of the comedy film The House Next Door, the sequel to Meet The Blacks, which has Mike Epps reprising his starring role. Deon Taylor is returning to direct.

Danny Trejo

Rick Ross and Katt Williams also star in the film along with returnees Bresha Webb, Zulay Henao, social media star Andrew Bachelor (a.k.a King Batch), and comedians Lil Duval, Michael Blackson and Tyrin Turner.

The project is currently shooting in Atlanta, Georgia.

It centers on overstressed Carl Black (Epps) who, after surviving a night of terror and becoming a best-selling author, moves his family back to his childhood home where he hopes to work on a new book. But when his quirky neighborhood becomes host to a mysteriously extravagant pimp (Williams), Carl’s work is interrupted as his cousin becomes convinced the new neighbor is a vampire and is trying to steal Carl’s entire family away.

Meet The Blacks bowed in theaters in 2016 via Freestyle Releasing and grossed $9 million at the box office.

Trejo, who was recently seen on CW’s The Flash, is known for his collaborations with director Robert Rodriguez in films like From Dusk Till Dawn and Spy Kids.

Morrone to Star in Eli Roth’s Action Crime Film “Death Wish”

Camila Morrone has a death wish…

The Argentine model and actress has been cast in Eli Roth’s action crime film Death Wish.

Camila Morrone

Morrone will star opposite Beau Knapp, Bruce WillisVincent D’Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Dean Norris, Mike Epps, Kimberly Elise and Ronnie Gene Blevins in MGM’s remake of the 1974 Charles Bronson film.

The film centers on Paul Kersey (Willis), whose life is destroyed by a violent crime against his wife and daughter. Frustrated that the bad guys were not brought to justice for the nefarious act inflicted on his family, he starts hunting for the perpetrators himself.

The screenplay was written by Dean Georgaris and Roth, from an original draft by Joe Carnahan.

Filming is underway in Montreal.

Morrone, who has appeared on the cover of Vogue, made her acting debut in James Franco‘s film Bukowski.

Freestyle Releasing Acquires Henao’s Horror-Comedy “Meet the Blacks”

Zulay Henao is ready to Meet you at your local theater…

Freestyle Releasing has acquired horror-comedy Meet The Blacks starring the 36-year-old Colombian actress and Mike Epps.

Meet the Blacks Cast

Deon Taylor wrote, directed and produced the film, which spoofs the 2013 Ethan HawkeLena Headey hit The Purge.

In addition to Henao and Epps, the film’s cast also includes George Lopez, Mike Tyson and Bresha Webb. Watch a teaser above.

Meet the Blacks takes spoofing to a new level and is pure cinematic fun for audiences who just want to laugh,” says Taylor. “This movie assembles a very diverse comedy all-star team that delivers on this promise – in a big way. We truly feel it has all the ingredients for a breakout hit.”

Freestyle Releasing, the company co-founded by Mark Borde and the late Susan Jackson, was acquired by Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios in October.

Freestyle Releasing has set an April 29 theatrical release for Meet the Blacks.

Miguel Receives Two BET Hip-Hop Award Nods

Miguel’s music career continues to bloom with critical acclaim and recognition…

The 25-year-old half-Mexican singer/songwriter received two nominations on Wednesday for the seventh annual BET Hip-Hop Awards for his collaboration with rapper Wale.

Miguel

The pair’s single “Lotus Flower Bomb,” which peaked at number one on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop chart, has been nominated for Best Hip Hop Video and the Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collabo).

“Wale and Miguel hit Marvin Gaye-like levels of smoothness and seduction with the boudoir visuals for their hit collabo from Wale’s Ambition,” reads the BET Hip-Hop Awards nomination page.

Earlier this year, Miguel and Wale picked up the award for Best Collaboration at the BET Awards for their work on “Lotus Flower Bomb.” It was Miguel’s first BET Award.

Kanye West leads the overall pack of BET Hip-Hop Awards nominees with a whopping 17 nods, including Best Live Performer and MVP of the Year.

The ceremony will be taped on September 29 at Atlanta’s Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center with actor and comedian Mike Epps serving as host for the fourth straight year.

The BET Hip-Hop Awards will be televised on Tuesday, October 9 at 8:00 pm ET on BET.