Martinez to Star in Fox’s Drama Pilot “Behind Enemy Lines”

Benito Martinez is facing an Enemy

The 45-year-old Mexican American actor will star in Fox’s drama pilot Behind Enemy Lines, loosely based on the 2001 movie, in a recasting.

Benito Martinez

Written by Nikki Toscano and directed by McG, Behind Enemy Lines is described as a military soap thriller wherein a group of U.S. soldiers find themselves trapped behind enemy lines. It closely follows our soldiers on the ground and the officers and service men and women on a nearby aircraft carrier, along with intelligence officers in D.C. as they attempt to bring our heroes home safely and under the radar.

Martinez will play Mateo Rodriguez, a respected career Navy man and Executive Officer on the aircraft carrier USS Tyson. He replaces Nestor Carbonell, who originally was cast in the role. The decision was made after the Thursday table read, with the character getting slightly reconceived.

The pilot’s cast includes Marg HelgenbergerB.J. Britt, Gabriel Chavarria, Melia Kreiling, Colm Feore, Willa Fitzgerald and Dylan Bruno.

Martinez, an alum of The Shield, is doing a major arc on the current third season of ABC’s American Crime after co-starring in the first installment and guest starring in the second.

He’s finishing production on the Menendez Brothers movie for Lifetime. Martinez, who worked opposite Tom Cruise on the crime thriller American Made and had recurring roles on How to Get Away with Murder and The Blacklist.

Behind Enemy Lines hails from 20th Century Fox Television — whose feature sibling was behind the movie — studio-based Temple Hill and Davis Entertainment.

Carbonell to Star in Fox’s Drama Pilot “Behind Enemy Lines”

Nestor Carbonell is reading behind the lines…

The 49-year-old Cuban/Spanish American actor has been cast opposite Marg Helgenberger and B.J. Britt in Fox’s drama pilot Behind Enemy Lines, a drama pilot loosely based on the 2001 movie.

Nestor Carbonell

Written by Nikki Toscano and directed by McG, Behind Enemy Lines is a military soap thriller wherein a group of U.S. soldiers find themselves trapped behind enemy lines. It’s described as a multiple-perspective narrative that closely follows our soldiers on the ground and the officers and service men and women on a nearby aircraft carrier, along with intelligence officers in D.C. as they attempt to bring our heroes home safely and under the radar.

Carbonell will play Mateo Rodriguez, a respected career Navy man and Executive Officer on the USS Tyson aircraft carrier.

The project hails from 20th Century Fox Television — whose feature sibling was behind the movie — studio-based Temple Hill and Davis Entertainment.

Carbonell’s previous credits include ABC‘s drama series Lost and A&E‘s drama-thriller series Bates Motel.

Amazon Studios Acquires Rights to Carbonell’s “Crown Heights”

Nestor Carbonell’s latest project is reaching new heights…

Amazon Studios has picked up worldwide rights to the prison drama Crown Heights, starring the 49-year-old Cuban/Spanish American actor, for $2 million-plus, according to Variety.

Nestor Carbonell

The film, which premiered to strong reviews on Monday as part of the Sundance Film Festival’s U.S. Dramatic Competition, stars Lakeith Stanfield as a real-life Brooklyn man wrongfully convicted of murder. His only hope at freedom is his friend (played by former NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha), who fights for more than 20 years to reverse the verdict. Carbonell portrays Bruce Regenstreich. The film also stars Yul Vasquez as Commissioner Rafello.

Matt Ruskin directed and wrote the film, which was shot in New York and will receive a theatrical release.

Carbonell’s previous film credits include The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight and For Greater Glory.

Carbonell to Guest-Star on CBS’ “The Good Wife”

Nestor Carbonell is reporting for wife duty…

The 46-year-old Cuban/Spanish American actor will guest-star on CBSThe Good Wife.

Nestor Carbonell

Carbonell will portray a charming entrepreneur who catches Alicia Florrick’s eye, according to CBS.

In the episode, set to air on May 4, Alicia (Julianna Margulies) has a chance encounter with Carbonell’s character, Daniel Irwin, during jury duty, which makes her begin to consider her options outside of her marriage. Alicia will ask for guidance from none other than her mother, Veronica (Stockard Channing), who knows a thing or two about playing the field.

In the wake of Will’s death — and Peter’s not exactly compassionate response — Alicia told her husband that they would stay together for their careers, but that he was free to date whomever he wanted.

Carbonell’s previous television credits include appearances on Lost, Psych, Ringer, Wilfredand Person of Interest. He currently stars on Bates Motel.

The Good Wife airs Sundays at 9/8c on CBS.

Carbonell to Star on A&E’s New Series “Bates Hotel”

Nestor Carbonell is about to go psycho

The 44-year-old Cuban-American actor has joined the cast of A&E’s upcoming series Bates Motel, a prequel to the Alfred Hitchcock horror classic Psycho.

Nestor Carbonell

The series is set to examine the twisted relationship between the project’s serial-killer-to-be Norman (Freddie Highmore) and his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga).

Carbonell, who most recently appeared on the CW’s short-lived series Ringer, will play Sheriff Royce Romero, who has something almost sinister about him.

His other notable projects include ABC’s Lost and the Melrose Place reboot, as well as the blockbuster hit The Dark Knight Rises.

 

Del Negro Heading to the CW’s “Ringer”…

Matthew Del Negro is preparing to showcase his investigation skills in one of this season’s hottest shows…

The 39-year-old Latino actor has signed on to appear in the CW’s new drama Ringer, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Matthew Del Negro

Del Negro will play Agent Grady Torrance, a cocky, slick and smooth agent with his own agenda who just happens to be the archenemy of Agent Machado—played by 44-year-old Cuban American actor Nestor Carbonell—at the bureau. So expect the two to cross paths and up the drama quotient!

Del Negro, who most recently appeared on TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles, will make his first appearance on Ringer in the March
6 episode.

He’s best known for starring as Brian Cammarata on The Sopranos and  Bram Howard on The West Wing.