It’s a story of fire and Ice(land) for Demi Lovato…
The 27-year-old half-Mexican American actress stars in Netflix‘s new film EurovisionSong Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, in which she performs the single “In The Mirror.”
In the film, Lovato portrays a singer from Iceland named Katiana Lindsdottir, who’s a shoo-in to win the Icelandic Song Contest and sing her way to the top of the highly competitive Eurovision Song Contest.
But tragedy strikes… And Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams‘ lead characters take the spot that Katiana, considered the greatest Eurovision contestant ever to come from Iceland, would have had.
“I got everything I wished for/ If everything is so right/ Then why does it feel/ Like I’m the loneliest girl in the world/ Like I’m the loneliest, loneliest girl/ Like there’s a dark other half of me/ A part of me I can’t see/ Unless I’m looking in the mirror,” she sings in the chorus.
“Can’t wait for you to meet Katiana,” Lovato captioned an Instagram video she released that previewed her Netflix movie character singing the track.
Directed by David Dobkin, the comedy tells the story of aspiring duo Lars (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit (Rachel McAdams), who land the opportunity of a lifetime when their song is selected to represent their country in the annual global song competition.
Lovato will appear as Katiana in the film, as well as perform a song for the movie soundtrack from Arista Records. She’ll sing “In The Mirror.”
The soundtrack will also include sounds from Ferrell and other cast members, including the silly first single, “Volcano Man.”
Netflix will release the film and soundtrack on June 26.
Sebastián Leliois making waves with his own English-language adaptation of his hit Spanish film…
The 45-year-old Chilean director’s Gloria Bell handily took the best specialty debut mantle over the weekend with one of the highest opening weekend per-theater averages for a limited release title this year.
The A24 feature starring Julianne Moore, John Turturro and Michael Ceragrossed an estimated $154,775 in three-days, averaging $30,955.
Gloria Bellis the re-imagined English-language and L.A.-set drama of a free-spirit, based on Lelio’s 2014 title, Gloria, set in Santiago, Chile, which took in over $2.1M via Roadside Attractions stateside.
Gloria Bell’s nearly $31K opening PTA outpaced Lelio’s 2014 original, Gloria, which took in over $56K in its opening weekend in January of that year, averaging $18,818. That film, however, was set in Chile, was in Spanish and starred a veteran Chilean actor, Paulina García, who is not well known to North American audiences. The film proved to have legs though with its $2.1M North American cume, which in part made it attractive for a re-make in English starring a well known actor here.
Lelio adapted the story into English and then went on to direct his other projects, including Oscar-winning A Fantastic Woman ($2.02M cume) and Disobedience starringRachel Weiszand Rachel McAdams. That film, released by Bleecker Streetlast April, continues to be the filmmaker’s North American benchmark with a $237K opening weekend in five theaters ($47,479 PTA). It went on to cume over $3.49M on this continent.
Lelio and Moore reconnected after the director completed Disobedience. “She finished her other projects and we had a window in 2017,” said Lelio earlier in the week. “We put financing together very quickly and built a ‘family’ around Julianne including John Turturro and Michael Cera. I’ve always loved John Turturro’s work.”
A24 reported “enthusiastic sellouts” for Gloria Bell in New York and L.A. throughout the weekend. The company will roll the title into top markets this week ahead of a nationwide expansion set for March 22.
NEW RELEASES 3 Faces (Kino Lorber) NEW [1 Theater] Weekend $7,196 Babylon (Kino Lorber Repertory / Seventy-Seven) NEW [1 Theater] Weekend $20,096 Badla (Reliance) NEW [94 Theaters] Weekend $614,328, Average $6,535 Ferrante Fever (Greenwich Entertainment) NEW [1 Theater] Weekend $4,000 Gloria Bell (A24) NEW [5 Theaters] Weekend $154,775, Average $30,955 The Kid (Lionsgate Premiere) NEW [267 Theaters] Weekend $505,000, Average $1,891
The 25-year-old Mexican American actress has landed a recurring role on the upcoming second season of HBO’s True Detective, which revolves around three police officers (Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch, Rachel McAdams) and a career criminal (Vince Vaughn), who must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.
Rios, who most recently starred on FX’s The Bridge, will portray Gabby Behenna, traumatized by life in a traumatic family.
Rios, who rose to acclaim in 2006’s Quinceañera, is currently shooting Paint It Black.
Her other television credits include guest appearances on Grimm, Almost Human, Private Practice, Breaking Bad and Friday Night Lights.
Martinez, who stars opposite Mark Consuelos in Amazon Studios’ Alpha House, will serve as a recurring actor on the second installment of the crime franchise.
The upcoming season revolves around three police officers (Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and Rachel McAdams) and a career criminal (Vince Vaughn) who must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.
Martinez plays Andrea, a Mexican-American immigrant who runs an inn.
She’s also a recurring actress on the CW’s Jane The Virgin. Her other television credits include Necessary Roughness, Nashville, Hollywood Heights, Breakout Kings and Southland.
The Latina actress has landed a recurring on the upcoming second season of HBO’s True Detective.
The second installment in the crime franchise revolves around three police officers, played by Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and Rachel McAdams, and a career criminal (Vince Vaughn) who must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.
It seems Rosario Dawson may be headed to pay cable television…
The 35-year-old Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban American actress is reportedly among the actresses in the running to join HBO’s True Detective season 2.
According to The Wrap Dawson is among the list of at least seven more actresses being considered for the role after Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams were previously eying the part.
In addition to Dawson, who appears in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, the site says Jessica Biel (“Total Recall“), Malin Akerman (“Watchmen“), Jaimie Alexander (“Thor“),Kelly Reilly (“Eden Lake“), Brit Marling (“The Keeping Room“) and Oona Chaplin (“Game of Thrones“).
Insiders say Moss and McAdams should not be ruled out of contention yet. At some point, Jessica Chastain was linked to the part too, but reps for the Zero Dark Thirty (2012) actress quickly denied it.
In addition to a female lead, the upcoming new season of the Nic Pizzolatto-created anthology series will feature three male leads. Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and Vince Vaughn are said vying for the roles.
Art will imitate life for Victor Ortiz as he prepares for his next acting role…
The Weinstein Company and director Antoine Fuqua have added the 27-year-old Mexican-American former-WBC-Welterweight-Champion-turned actor to the cast of their boxing pic Southpaw.
Featuring Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead role, as well as Rachel McAdams and Forest Whitaker, the film centers on an up-and-coming fighter who loses everything in a moment of rage and has to start from the bottom to get his life back.
Ortiz will portray Ramone, a flyweight kid from the streets with real sparring potential. The character parallels Ortiz’s own rags-to-riches story of rising from childhood as a foster kid, to brawling his way to the championship belt in 2011.
Entertainment One had previously acquired the North American rights to Brian De Palma’s film, which stars the 33-year-old half-Spanish actress and Rachel McAdams in December. And, now the company has announced plans to release Passion in theaters and via video on demand (VOD) in August.
The film, which played in competition at the Venice Film Festival and screened at the Toronto Film Festival, centers on a deadly power struggle between two rising executives in the dog-eat-dog world of a multinational corporation.
De Palma wrote and directed the remake of the 2010 French film Love Crime (from Alain Corneau’s original screenplay).
Passion will hit theaters on August 30 and be available via VOD on August 1.