Hayek to Star in the Political Thriller “The Septembers of Shiraz”

It’ll be a September to remember for Salma Hayek

The 47-year-old Mexican actress will co-star opposite Shohreh Aghdashloo in the thriller The Septembers of Shiraz, the film adaptation of a novel by Dalia Sofer from Millennium Films.

Salma Hayek 

Wayne Blair, who last helmed The Sapphires, will direct the drama, which is quietly being sold at Berlin’s European Film Market.

Gerard Butler is producing the film with Alan Siegel and Heidi Jo Markel.

The Septembers of Shiraz is based on actual events (Sofer was 10 years old when her own family escaped Iran) and tells the story of a Jewish family caught in the Islamic revolution in 1981 Iran.

The story centers on an imprisoned gem dealer, his despairing wife, their daughter — whose playmate’s father is in the charge of the prison — and their New York-based son as they try to come together and escape the deadly tyranny.

Hayek will play the mother while Aghdashloo is the family’s housekeeper, whose son used to work for the gem dealer but is not part of the Revolutionary Guard.

Producers are eyeing a production start in April 2014.

Hayek will next be seen in Muppets Most Wanted. She last co-starred in Grown-Ups 2.

Hayek to Make Cameo in “Muppets Most Wanted”

Salma Hayek will be seeing green soon…

The 47-year-old Mexican actress will be sharing screen time with Kermit the Frog; she’s signed on to star in next year’s Muppets Most Wanted.

Salma Hayek

The Frida star’s latest role has thrilled her six-year-old daughter Valentina.

“I have a very little cameo,” Hayek told reporters at the BAFTA Awards. “But I’m very excited because I’m [Valentina’s] hero now.”

Although Hayek’s exact role hasn’t been disclosed, here’s hoping that she shares scenes with Miss Piggy.

The Most Wanted has a cast list that includes Tina Fey, Lady Gaga, Usher and Celine Dion.

Vives Stars in the Latest Got Milk? Ad Campaign

Carlos Vives’ music isn’t the only thing that does a body good…

The 51-year-old Colombian singer, composer and actor, a three-time Latin Grammy winner, is the latest celebrity to join America’s Got Milk? campaign.

Carlos Vives' Got Milk? Campaign

In the advertisement aimed at promoting the benefits of drinking milk, Vives appears seated with a guitar in one hand, a glass of milk in the other, and, naturally, sporting the famous “milk moustache.” The copy reads “music for the soul, protein for the body.”

Vives’ Got milk? ad ] will launch in national Hispanic magazines in August, following the countless other celebrities who have taken part in the campaign testifying to their love of milk, including Salma Hayek and telenovela star Aracely Arámbula.

The musician “always makes sure that he and his kids (his four children) eat a good breakfast that includes milk, naturally rich in nutrients,” according to an announcement released by his publicists.

Vives, who has sold more than 17 million discs and is known for his easygoing ways and the deep roots of his musical style, is always concerned about the nutrition of his family, says the release.

“I love having a glass of freezing cold milk with breakfast. It gives me the proteins and other nutrients that I need and the energy to help me face the morning and prepare me for my shows,” says Vives.

Hayek Set to Star in the Action-Thriller “Everly”

She may have played a mob boss in Oliver Stone’s Savages… But Salma Hayek will be hunted down by her mob-boss ex in her next film.

The 46-year-old Mexican actress will star in the intense action thriller Everly.

Salma Hayek

Directed by Joe Lynch, the film centers on a down-on-her-luck woman who is forced to fend off waves of assassins sent by her ex, a dangerous mob boss. The film is set entirely in one room.

The movie will be shot in Belgrade, Serbia this summer.

Hayek is producing the animated film The Prophet with Participant Media Films and will be reprising her role in Adam Sandler’s Grown Ups 2 this summer.

Hayek’s “Girl Rising” Documentary Headed to Regal Cinemas

Richard E. Robbins’ documentary Girl Rising featuring narration by Salma Hayek and Selena Gomez is headed to the big screen.

The film, about nine girls in different developing countries who dream of attending school, has been picked up by Regal Cinemas for a weeklong engagement.

Girl Rising Poster

Narrated by Hayek, Gomez, Cate Blanchett, Priyanka Chopra, Anne Hathaway, Alicia Keys, Chloe Moretz, Liam Neeson, Frieda Pinto, Meryl Streep and Kerry Washington, the documentary will begin showing April 19 in 150 theaters.

Girl Rising will also continue to be showcased in cities nationwide via Gathr, a new demand-based theatrical-distribution platform in which fans are committed to buying enough movie tickets to secure a screening.

Girl Rising Poster

“Regal recognizes the intense interest by American moviegoers demanding that this film be seen in their local communities,” stated Amy Miles, CEO of Regal Entertainment Group. “This movie is making an emotional impact on many of our patrons, me included. The stories from these extraordinary girls in nine different countries are accompanied by narration from an A-list of entertainers.”

A portion of ticket sales will go to the 10×10 Fund for Girls Education, a global campaign to educate and empower girls.

Girl Rising is produced by The Documentary Group and Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions.

CNN Films has global TV distribution rights and plans to air it soon.

Trailer Released for Hayek’s “Grown Ups” Sequel

Salma Hayek is all grown up… again!

The 46-year-old Mexican actress is reprising her role as Roxanne Chase-Feder in this summer’s Grown Ups 2, the sequel to the 2010 Adam Sandler-starrer that earned more than $160 million domestically.

Salma Hayek

The first film centered on a group of old high school friends who reunite for the Fourth of July weekend; the sequel sees Sandler’s character relocate his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up.

And from the just-released trailer for the sequel – which also stars Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Maya Rudolph and Maria Bello, as well as newcomers Taylor Lautner and Andy Samberg – Hayek and the gang will be bring the funny!

Grown Ups 2 is set for release domestically by Sony Pictures on July 12.

Hayek Participates in Got Milk? Campaign for Third Straight Year

Salma Hayek’s still got milk

The 46-year-old Mexican actress is taking part in the Got Milk? campaign for the third straight year.

Salma Hayek's Got Milk? Campaign

In Hayek’s latest ad to promote milk consumption, the Frida star serves breakfast to who appears to be her young daughter Valentina while wearing a bathrobe and curlers.

Hayek, the best-dressed Latina at this year’s Academy Awards, touts the nutritional value of milk and says it’s important that her family start the day with a good breakfast.

In a separate interview taped during the filming of the commercial, Hayek says that her multiple occupations and the fast pace of life make it difficult to serve a daily balanced breakfast.

So “one of the ways I make sure my family has a nutritious breakfast is including milk, especially for my little one,” added Hayek, who recently joined the Chime for Change women’s campaign.

Hayek Joins the Chime For Change Women’s Campaign

When it comes to the advancement of women, Salma Hayek says its chime for change

The 46-year-old Mexican actress has joined forces with Beyoncé and Frida Giannini to launch Chime For Change, a global campaign aimed at promoting women’s leadership. Hayek and the women appear in a public service announcement.

Salma Hayek

Founded by Gucci, Chime for Change is a community of people working to promote education, health and justice for every girl, every woman, everywhere.

The initiative will serve to collect funds that help to finance projects that allow girls and women to share their histories of successes, inspiring others to strive for their dreams.

Other celebrities involved in the project include Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Hayek: The Oscars’ Best-Dressed Latina By a Neck

In a night that saw few Latina luminaries on the red carpet at this year’s Academy Awards, Salma Hayek managed to represent the entire community in fine fashion…

The 46-year-old Mexican actress, who served as a presenter at this year’s Oscars, even stood a neck above a majority of Hollywood’s starlets with her golden collar.

Here’s a look at the night’s best-dressed Latinas:

Salma Hayek at the Oscars

Salma Hayek

Hayek, who earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in Frida, wore a deep midnight blue velvet Alexander McQueen gown with a dramatic collar. The heavily embellished halter neckline, dripping in gold, was reminiscent of the ones worn in the 1990s.

Hayek completed her look with the label’s gold skull box clutch and her hair in bold bun.

Zoe Saldana at the Oscars

Zoë Saldaña

She may be appearing in Star Trek Into Darkness in the near future, Zoë Saldaña there was nothing bleak about her Oscars gown. The 34-year-old Dominican/Puerto Rican actress turned heads in a gorgeous Alexis Mabille Couture dress.

Saldaña completed her look with Neil Lane jewelry, Roger Vivier shoes and a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch.

Helena Bonham Carter at the Oscars

Helena Bonham Carter

Known for her quirky style, Helena Bonham Carter wore a gown from her go-to designer, Vivienne Westwood.The part-Spanish actress, who performed with the cast of Les Miserables during the show, chose a simple black, grey and white dress.

Hayek to Present at This Year’s Oscars Ceremony

Salma Hayek has a date with Oscar

The 46-year-old Mexican American actress, an Academy Award nominee for her performance in Frida,  has been added to the list of presenters at this year’s Oscars.

Salma Hayek

Hayek, who will next appear in Grown Ups 2, joins Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson and John Travolta as most recent additions to the presenters list.

The Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 24 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.

The ceremony will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane.