Saldaña Joins the Voice Cast of Guillermo del Toro’s Animated Film “Book of Life”

Zoë Saldaña will be sharing the Book of Life with moviegoers…

The 35-year-old Dominican and Cuban American actress has joined the voice cast of 20th Century Fox Animation‘s Book of Life, which is being produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Mexican animator and filmmaker Jorge R. Gutierrez.

Zoe Saldana

Originally titled Day of the Dead, after the famous Mexican celebration, the movie’s title is now Book of Life.

Guiterrez’s credits include Nickelodeon‘s award-winning animated television series El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera.

Along with Saldaña, the voice cast includes Channing Tatum, Diego Luna, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Kate del Castillo and Ron Perlman, along with Cheech Marin, Hector Elizondo, Placido Domingo, Ana de la Reguera (Nacho Libre, Eastbound and Down), Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included), comedian Gabriel Iglesias (Stand-up Revolution) and Danny Trejo.

Fox will open the film in October 2014.

The Release Date for Arias’ “The Kings of Summer” Moved Up to May

It looks like Moisés Arias will be back on the big screen two weeks sooner than originally planned…

The 18-year-old Colombian American actor and former Hannah Montana star’s latest film The Kings of Summerwhich was previously called Toy’s House, will now come out on May 31.

The Kings of Summer

CBS Filmswhich picked up the domestic rights to the coming-of-age story after its critically acclaimed premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, had originally planned to release the film on June 14.

The Kings of Summer, written by Chris Galletta and directed by Jordan Vogt-Robert, centers on three friends who decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.

CBS Films recently released the first official trailer for the film, which features Arias showing off his mad drum and dance skills in the middle of the woods.

The film also stars Nick RobinsonGabriel BassoNick OffermanMegan Mullally and Alison Brie.

Arias’ previous film credits include Nacho LibreThe Perfect Game and Hannah Montana: The Movie.

de la Reguera to Star in ABC’s “Big Thunder” Drama Pilot

Ana de la Reguera has landed a rollercoaster role… of sorts!

The 35-year-old Mexican actress has been cast in ABC’s drama pilot Big Thunder, which is based on the popular rollercoaster at Disneyland.

Ana de la Reguera

Directed by Rob Bowman and written by Jason Fuchs, the project centers on a brilliant, late 19th century New York doctor. He and his family are given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to relocate to a frontier mining town run by a powerful, but mysterious tycoon. But the family quickly realizes that not everything in Big Thunder is as it appears.

de la Reguera will portray Selena Morales, a strong, independent, no nonsense woman who lives by her own moral code that’s been shaped by the very hard life she’s lived.

de la Reguera, whose film credits include Nacho Libre and Cowboys & Aliens, most recently appeared on television in Royal  Pains and Eastbound & Down.

She’ll next appear in Lionsgate’s Ghosts, which was previously called Jessabelle.

de la Reguera Cast in Horror Film

It’s about time for Ana de la Reguera to work on perfecting her scream face…

The 35-year-old Mexican actress and spokesmodel has been cast in the Lionsgate horror film Jessabelle, staring Sarah Snook and Mark Webber.

Ana de la Reguera

The film centers on Snook’s character Jessie, who returns to her father’s home in Louisiana after an accident robs her of the use of her legs. Once there, she must confront an enraged ghost.

de la Reguera—who has starred on HBO’s Eastbound & Down, as well as in the films Nacho Libre and Cowboys & Aliens— will play a physical therapist in the film, which began production earlier this month.

Ramirez Returning to His Napoleon Dynamite Roots

He stole the show as the sidekick in the cult classic Napoleon Dynamite… And, now Efren Ramirez is bringing his lovable Pedro Sanchez character back to life…

The 38-year-old Salvadoran and Spanish-American actor will be providing the voice for Pedro, as well as other characters, on Fox’s upcoming Napoleon Dynamite cartoon series.

Efren Ramirez

“It’s awesome, working with the whole gang again,” Ramirez told Access Hollywood. “The minute I got the call, I knew this was going to be good. This is a movie that has appealed to a large audience of all ages.”

Since Ramirez first donned his Pedro garb in Napoleon Dynamite some eight years ago, he’s kept busy with a series of acting roles. He’s appeared in films like Employee of the Month and Nacho Libre, as well as television shows like The George Lopez Show and Eastbound & Down.

In addition to his voice work on the Napoleon animated series, Ramirez will also appear in Will Ferrell’s the upcoming comedy Casa De Mi Padre.