Molina to Star in El Rey Network’s New Drama “Matador”

Alfred Molina has landed a new gol

The 60-year-old half-Spanish actor has joined the cast of El Rey Network’s upcoming drama series Matador.

Alfred Molina

Created by Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman, the series chronicles the unlikely rise of Antonio “Matador” Bravo (portrayed by Gabriel Luna), a popular soccer star who in reality uses his sports career as a cover for his job as a skilled covert operative executing missions for a little known branch of the CIA.

Luna’s character is described as the “Latino take on James Bond.”

Molina will portray Andres Galan, owner of the ascendant LA Riot franchise.

Molina recently wrapped the feature Love Is Strange, which is slated for release later this year. He also appears in HBO’s The Normal Heart.

Molina most recently starred in TNT’s short-lived medical drama Monday Mornings.

Molina’s NBC Comedy Pilot “Assistance” Still Alive at NBC

It looks like Alfred Molina may still be heading to the Peacock Network in the near future…

NBC is reportedly keeping its comedy pilot Assistance, which stars the 60-year-old half-Spanish actor, in contention with an order for three more scripts, according to

Alfred Molina

Universal Television, which is producing the project, has extended the options on several cast members, including Molina and star Krysten Ritter.

From Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Prods., Assistance is based on the play by Leslye Headland, who wrote the adaptation.

It centers on an idealistic “working girl” assistant (Ritter) who is pulled between her colleague (“work husband”) and her real-life fiance while trying to manage a demanding boss.

Molina most recently starred in TNT’s medial drama Monday Mornings. And he voices one of the new characters in Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University.

International Trailer Released for “Monsters University,” Featuring Molina’s New Character

He played the villainous Doc Ock in Spider-Man 2… And, now Alfred Molina will be portraying a more animated monster.

The 59-year-old half-Spanish actor, who recently starred in TNT’s medical drama Monday Mornings, is lending his voice to Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University, which just saw its international trailer released.

Monsters University Professor Knight

Molina will voice the character of Professor Knight in the prequel to Monsters, Inc., which focuses on Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman) as they study to become “scarers.”

In addition to Molina, the film introduces Helen Mirren’s Dean Hardscrabble. Steve Buscemi, John Krasinski and Nathan Fillion also star.

Monsters University opens in the U.S. on June 21.

Ruehl to Star in ABC’s Legal Drama Pilot “Doubt”

Mercedes Ruehl has no doubt what her next television project will be…

The 65-year-old part-Cuban Oscar– and Tony-winning actress has signed on to star opposite Steve Coogan and Carla Gugino in ABC’s legal drama pilot Doubt.

Mercedes Ruehl

From Sony Pictures Television, the project centers on Vincent (portrayed by Coogan), a former police officer who is now a cunning but charming low-rent lawyer using his street smarts to work the system for his clients while battling his own demons and wooing his ex-wife Linda (Gugino).

Ruehl will portray Mrs. Syn Newman, a lawyer who works and constantly bickers with her husband (John Pankow) in offices they rent from Vincent. Though frequently exasperated by her landlord, she also considers him a son and her frustration with him never dampens her desire to fight alongside him.

Ruehl, who has an upcoming guest-starring role in the episode of TNT’s Monday Mornings, has guest-starred in Law & Order, Psych and Entourage.

The Fisher King star will next be seen in the film Chu And Blossom.

Molina to Star in Gay Marriage Drama “Love is Strange”

Alfred Molina has landed his next role…

The 59-year-old half-Spanish actor, who will be starring in TNT’s new medical drama series Monday Mornings this winter, will star in Ira Sach’s New York-based relationship drama Love is Strange.

Alfred Molina

Molina and Michael Gambon will star as a married couple in the follow-up to Sachs’ semi-autobiographical drama Keep the Lights On. Love is Strange will similarly explore the romantic ups and downs of a gay relationship, with Gambon and Molina playing longtime partners forced to live separately after their Manhattan nuptials.

Shooting on the film is set to begin this summer in New York.

Meanwhile, Molina’s new series by David E. Kelley’s premieres next month.

First Teaser Released for Molina’s “Monday Mornings” Series

It’s only fitting that TNT would release the first teaser trailer for the medical drama Monday Mornings on Monday…

The new series from producer David E. Kelley and practicing neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, stars Alfred Molina, Ving Rhames, Jamie Bamber and Jennifer Finnegan.

TNT's Monday Mornings

Based on the book of the same name by Gupta, the title refers to the hospital’s weekly morbidity and mortality conference, when doctors gather with their peers for a confidential review of complications and errors in patient care.

The action “follows the lives of doctors as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings.”

“It is so realistic! I think I could actually perform surgery in the operating room here on our set… It is mind-bending to see the words from the book come to life here on this amazing Monday Mornings set with these superb actors. We are going to take people into a world of medicine they have never seen before.” said Gupta.

The regular inclusion of the “M&M meetings” is one way the show differs from previous TV medical dramas.

Alfred Molina in Monday Mornings

Molina, the 59-year-old half-Spanish actor – who has starred in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, An Education and Chocolatleads the staff at Chelsea General as Dr. Harding Hooten, the steely-eyed chief of surgery.

The series will premiere on February 4 on TNT.

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TNT Picks Up Molina’s “Monday Mornings”

It looks like Alfred Molina has contracted a serious case of the Mondays

TNT has given a series order to Monday Mornings, a medical drama pilot starring the 58-year-old half-Spanish actor and Ving Rhames.

Alfred Molina in Monday Mornings

From Emmy-winning writer-producer David E. Kelley and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta—on whose book the project is based—Monday Mornings is a “superb drama brought to life with passion by a gifted ensemble cast and some of the best creative minds working in television today,” said TNT’s head of programming Michael Wright.

Formerly called Chelsea General, the series follows the lives of doctors at the fictional Chelsea General Hospital in Portland as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings. The title refers to the hospital’s weekly morbidity and mortality conference, when doctors gather with their peers for a confidential review of complications and errors in patient care.

Based on a book by Gupta, TNT has picked up 10 episodes of Monday Mornings, which will premiere in summer 2013.

In addition to Molina and Rhames, the series stars Jamie Bamber, Jennifer Finnigan, Bill Irwin, Keong Sim, Sarayu Rao and Emily Swallow.