Amazonhas acquired the global rights to Sylvie’s Love, starring the36-year-old half Afro-Panamanian and part-Mexican American actress/singer,for an amount that’s reportedly in the high-seven-figure range.
Eugene Ashe wrote and directed the film, which played in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival. Ashe is a former Sony Music recording artist from Harlem, New York, who has performed on numerous film soundtracks and is a fellow of the Writers Guild of America East Diversity Lab at Columbia University.
Set in the summer of 1957 in New York, Sylvie (Thompson) helps around her father’s record store as she awaits her fiancé’s return from war—until sweet saxophonist Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha) walks in looking for a day job to subsidize his residency at the Blue Morocco lounge. Their chance meeting kindles a deep passion in each of them unlike anything they’ve felt before. Sylvie’s mother immediately disapproves and reminds Sylvie of her engagement, while Robert’s band books their first big gig overseas. As time passes, the sexual revolution begins, and Motown becomes king, the two fall in and out of each other’s arms, but never out of love.
Thompson’s previous credits include Selma, the Creed franchise and Men in Black: International. And she portrays Valkyrie in the superhero films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
HBO has set Sunday, March 15 at 9:00 pm for the release of the eight-episode third season of its Emmy-winning drama series Westworld, starring the 44-year-old Brazilian actor.
In addition to Santoro, who portrays Hector Escaton, the returning cast includes
Evan Rachel Woodas Dolores, Thandie Newtonas Maeve, Ed Harris as the Man in Black, Jeffrey Wrightas Bernard, Tessa Thompsonas Charlotte, Luke Hemsworthas Stubbs and Simon Quartermanas Lee Sizemore.
New cast members this season include Aaron Paul, Vincent Cassel,Lena Waithe, Scott Mescudi, Marshawn Lynch, John Gallagher Jr., and Michael and Tommy Flanagan.
Created for television by Jonathan Nolanand Lisa Joy, and based on the film written by Michael Crichton, Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth.
The theme for the new season is “New World” and at Comic-Con in July, Nolan said one of the inspirations for the new season was Blade Runner, though he noted he wanted to do it differently.
Nolan said they went out in the world to find some beautiful places to shoot to capture the show’s future. “Dystopia can look pretty beautiful in the world. Just because the world is corrupt inside, doesn’t mean it can’t be smothered over and pretty. We wanted to find a version of dystopia that we hadn’t seen before,” Nolan said at Comic-Con.
The first two seasons of Westworld received a combined 42 Emmy nominations. The second season’s 20 noms resulted in three wins, including: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Newton, Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) and Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series.
The 36-year-old half-Afro-Panamanian and part-Mexican American actress will star in and produce podcast The Left Right Game, the latest fiction pod from QCode.
The cast will also include W. Earl Brown, Aml Ameen, Dayo Okeniyi, Inanna Sarkis, Colleen Camp, Robin Bartlett, John Billingsley, Jojo T Gibbs, Brian Greenberg and Pat Healy.
Thompson plays Alice, an idealistic young journalist who tries to make a name for herself at a new job by following a group of paranormal explorers, obsessed with a seemingly harmless pastime known as the Left/Right Game. The journey takes her into a supernatural otherworld that she and the other members of the expedition cannot handle or survive.
The podcast, which is in post-production, was created by Jack Anderson and is based on his original Internet blog of the same name.
The 10-episode series will premiere in a longer format than QCode’s past projects, with episodes ranging from 40-45 minutes. They will be available on Apple, Spotify and other podcast platforms in February 2020.
“With sequels and remakes continuing to be such a big media focus, there is a clear gap in the market for original storytelling. We are excited to be partnering with brilliant filmmakers, actors, and sound teams to create fresh, original stories for your ears,” said former CAA agent Herting, president of QCode.
Thompson’s upcoming projects include the third season of Westworld, the Disney reboot Lady and the Tramp and Rebecca Hall’sdirectorial debut Passing.
The people have spoken… And, they love Camila Cabello.
E! has revealed the roster of nominees for this year’s E! People’s Choice Awards, with the 22-year-old Cuban/Mexican singer earning three nods, tying her with Cardi B for the most nominations by a Latino/a artist.
Cabello, who’d previously earned three PCA nominations last year, is up for Female Artist of 2019. She’s also nominated for Song of 2019 and Music Video of 2019 for her chart-topping collaboration with Shawn Mendes, “Señorita.”
Cardi B, a three-time nominee last year, will face-off against Cabello in the Female Artist of 2019 category.
The 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar is also in the running for Social Celebrity of 2019 and Style Star of 2019.
Bad Bunnyis a first-time nominee…
The 25-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer earned a nod in the cross-genre category of Male Artist of 2019. He’s also up for Latin Artist of 2019.
Jennifer Lopez, a two-time People’s Choice Awards winner, has earned two nods this year.
The 50-year-old Puerto Rican superstar will face-off against her “Dinero” collaborator, Cardi B, in the Style Star of 2019 category. And she’s also up for Concert Tour of 2019 for her hit It’s My Party tour.
Daddy Yankee has earned the first two PCA nods of his career…
The 42-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton singer & rapper is nominated for Latin Artist of the 2019, while his collaboration with Snow, “Con Calma,” is up for Music Video of 2019.
Other nominees includeMen in Black International actress Tessa Thompson (Female Movie Star of 2019); The Perfect Datestar Noah Centineo (Comedy Movie Star of 2019); How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’s America Ferrera (Animated Movie Star of 2019); Riverdale’s Camila Mendes (Female TV Star of 2019); RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Vanessa Vanjie Mateo (Competition Contestant of 2019); Latin boy band CNCO (Group of 2019); stand up comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias (Comedy Act of 2019); and Anuel AA, Maluma, Karol G, J Balvin, Natti Natasha and Becky G (Latin Artist of 2019).
Fan voting in 43 categories is underway and continues through Friday, October 18 at 11:59pm ET.
E! announced the voting commencement today. The broader nominations took place last month, and now voters can select from the lists of eight finalist nominees in categories covering movies, TV, music, podcasts, social media and assorted other genres.
Fans can vote online at pca.eonline.com, via Twitter or for select categories on Xfinity X1. Fans can vote up to 25 times per method, per category, per day if they vote via online or Twitter. Voting via Xfinity X1 has a limit of 25 times per ballot, per Xfinity X1 device, per candidate for the duration of the official voting window. Additionally, any vote cast on Tuesdays throughout the voting window will count twice.
The E! People’s Choice Awards will be broadcast live from Barker Hanger in Santa Monica on Sunday, November 10 at 9p ET/PT, with E! Live From The Red Carpet: The E! People’s Choice Awards 2019 kicking off at 7p ET/PT.
Here’s the 2019 E! People’s Choice Awards Finalist List:
THE MOVIE OF 2019 Avengers: Endgame Toy Story 4 Captain Marvel Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw The Lion King John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum Us Spider-Man: Far From Home
THE COMEDY MOVIE OF 2019 The Upside Yesterday The Hustle Men in Black: International Long Shot Little Good Boys Murder Mystery
THE ACTION MOVIE OF 2019 Avengers: Endgame Spider-Man: Far From Home Captain Marvel John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Shazam! Godzilla: King of the Monsters Dark Phoenix Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
THE DRAMA MOVIE OF 2019 Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood Rocketman Five Feet Apart Glass Us Triple Frontier After Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
THE FAMILY MOVIE OF 2019 Toy Story 4 The Lion King Aladdin The Secret Life of Pets 2 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Pokémon Detective Pikachu The Angry Birds Movie 2
THE MALE MOVIE STAR OF 2019 Robert Downey Jr. Avengers: Endgame Chris Hemsworth Avengers: Endgame Tom Holland Spider-Man: Far From Home Will Smith Aladdin Keanu Reeves John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Samuel L. Jackson Captain Marvel Dwayne Johnson Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Adam Sandler Murder Mystery
THE FEMALE MOVIE STAR OF 2019 Millie Bobby Brown Godzilla: King of the Monsters Scarlett Johansson Avengers: Endgame Zendaya Spider-Man: Far From Home Sophie Turner Dark Phoenix Jennifer Aniston Murder Mystery Brie Larson Captain Marvel Lupita Nyong’o Us Tessa Thompson Men in Black: International
THE DRAMA MOVIE STAR OF 2019 Taron Egerton Rocketman Cole Sprouse Five Feet Apart Zac Efron Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile Lupita Nyong’o Us Leonardo DiCaprio Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood Brad Pitt Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood Sarah Paulson Glass Samuel L. Jackson Glass
THE COMEDY MOVIE STAR OF 2019 Ali Wong Always Be My Maybe Kevin Hart The Upside Rebel Wilson Isn’t It Romantic Adam Sandler Murder Mystery Liam Hemsworth Isn’t It Romantic Dwayne Johnson Fighting With My Family Mindy Kaling Late Night Noah Centineo The Perfect Date
THE ACTION MOVIE STAR OF 2019 Robert Downey Jr. Avengers: Endgame Chris Evans Avengers: Endgame Tom Holland Spider-Man: Far From Home Halle Berry John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Keanu Reeves John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Sophie Turner Dark Phoenix Brie Larson Captain Marvel Dwayne Johnson Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
THE ANIMATED MOVIE STAR OF 2019 America Ferrera How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Tom Hanks Toy Story 4 Kevin Hart The Secret Life of Pets 2 Beyoncé The Lion King Ryan Reynolds Pokémon Detective Pikachu Chris Pratt The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Tiffany Haddish The Secret Life of Pets 2 Awkwafina The Angry Birds Movie 2
THE SHOW OF 2019 Game of Thrones WWE Raw Stranger Things The Walking Dead The Big Bang Theory Riverdale This Is Us Grey’s Anatomy
THE DRAMA SHOW OF 2019 Grey’s Anatomy This Is Us Chicago P.D. Game of Thrones Stranger Things Big Little Lies Riverdale The Walking Dead
THE COMEDY SHOW OF 2019 The Big Bang Theory Saturday Night Live Modern Family The Good Place Grown-ish Veep Orange Is the New Black Schitt’s Creek
THE REALITY SHOW OF 2019 Keeping Up with the Kardashians Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta The Real Housewives of Atlanta The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Queer Eye Bachelor in Paradise Vanderpump Rules Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
THE COMPETITION SHOW OF 2019 American Idol RuPaul’s Drag Race America’s Got Talent The Masked Singer The Bachelor The Voice The Bachelorette The Challenge
THE MALE TV STAR OF 2019 Kit Harington Game of Thrones Cole Sprouse Riverdale Norman Reedus The Walking Dead Finn Wolfhard Stranger Things Jim Parsons The Big Bang Theory Milo Ventimiglia This Is Us Sterling K. Brown This Is Us KJ Apa Riverdale
THE FEMALE TV STAR OF 2019 Mandy Moore This Is Us Millie Bobby Brown Stranger Things Sophie Turner Game of Thrones Danai Gurira The Walking Dead Camila Mendes Riverdale Lili Reinhart Riverdale Maisie Williams Game of Thrones Reese Witherspoon Big Little Lies
THE DRAMA TV STAR OF 2019 Zendaya Euphoria Norman Reedus The Walking Dead Sophie Turner Game of Thrones Millie Bobby Brown Stranger Things Reese Witherspoon Big Little Lies Maisie Williams Game of Thrones Lili Reinhart Riverdale Sterling K. Brown This Is Us
THE COMEDY TV STAR OF 2019 Leslie Jones Saturday Night Live Kristen Bell The Good Place Julia Louis-Dreyfus Veep Tiffany Haddish The Last O.G. Tracee Ellis Ross Black-ish Jameela Jamil The Good Place Yara Shahidi Grown-ish Jim Parsons The Big Bang Theory
THE DAYTIME TALK SHOW OF 2019 The View Red Table Talk The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Wendy Williams Show Live with Kelly and Ryan Today Good Morning America The Real
THE NIGHTTIME TALK SHOW OF 2019 The Late Show With Stephen Colbert The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Jimmy Kimmel Live! The Late Late Show with James Corden Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
THE COMPETITION CONTESTANT OF 2019 Buddy Valastro Buddy Vs. Duff Hannah Brown The Bachelorette Kodi Lee America’s Got Talent T-Pain The Masked Singer Colton Underwood The Bachelor Tyler Cameron The Bachelorette Tyler Oakley The Amazing Race Vanessa Vanjie Mateo RuPaul’s Drag Race
THE REALITY STAR OF 2019 Khloé Kardashian Keeping Up With the Kardashians Kyle Richards The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Lisa Vanderpump The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills NeNe Leakes The Real Housewives of Atlanta Jonatahn Van Ness Queer Eye Kandi Burruss The Real Housewives of Atlanta Kylie Jenner Keeping Up With the Kardashains Antoni Porowski Queer Eye
THE BINGEWORTHY SHOW OF 2019 Game of Thrones Orange Is the New Black Law & Order: Special Victims Unit The Umbrella Academy Queer Eye Outlander 13 Reasons Why Stranger Things
THE SCI-FI/FANTASY OF 2019 Stranger Things Shadowhunters Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Supernatural The Flash The Umbrella Academy Arrow The 100
THE MALE ARTIST OF 2019 Shawn Mendes Post Malone Ed Sheeran Drake Travis Scott Khalid Lil Nas X Bad Bunny
THE FEMALE ARTIST OF 2019 Ariana Grande Taylor Swift Cardi B Halsey Billie Eilish Miley Cyrus Camila Cabello P!nk
THE GROUP OF 2019 Jonas Brothers BTS 5 Seconds Of Summer Panic! At The Disco CNCO Imagine Dragons The Chainsmokers BLACKPINK
THE SONG OF 2019 Sucker Jonas Brothers 7 Rings Ariana Grande Old Town Road Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus Talk Khalid I Don’t Care Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber Dancing With A Stranger Sam Smith, Normani Bad Guy Billie Eilish Señorita Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello
THE ALBUM OF 2019 Thank U, Next Ariana Grande Free Spirit Khalid WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, Billie Eilish WHERE DO WE GO? Cuz I Love You Lizzo Happiness Begins Jonas Brothers No.6 Collaborations Project Ed Sheeran Death Race for Love Juice WRLD Lover Taylor Swift
THE COUNTRY ARTIST OF 2019 Luke Combs Blake Shelton Carrie Underwood Luke Bryan Thomas Rhett Kane Brown Kelsea Ballerini Maren Morris
THE LATIN ARTIST OF 2019 Daddy Yankee Anuel AA Maluma Karol G Bad Bunny J Balvin Natti Natasha Becky G
THE MUSIC VIDEO OF 2019 Con Calma Daddy Yankee & Snow ME! Taylor Swift feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco Kill This Love BLACKPINK 7 Rings Ariana Grande Bad Guy Billie Eilish Boy With Luv BTS feat. Halsey Dancing With A Stranger Sam Smith, Normani Señorita Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello
THE CONCERT TOUR OF 2019 BTS Love Yourself, Speak Yourself Lady Gaga Enigma Ariana Grande Sweetener P!nk Beautiful Trauma Justin Timberlake Man of the Woods Jennifer Lopez It’s My Party Cher Here We Go Again Tour BLACKPINK BLACKPINK 2019 World
THE SOCIAL STAR OF 2019 Emma Chamberlain The Dolan Twins David Dobrik Rickey Thompson The Ace Family Shane Dawson Liza Koshy Tana Mongeau
THE BEAUTY INFLUENCER OF 2019 James Charles Nikita Dragun NikkiTutorials – Nikkie de Jager Jeffree Star RCL Beauty – Rachel Levin Desi Perkins Jackie Aina Bretman Rock
THE SOCIAL CELEBRITY OF 2019 Ariana Grande Taylor Swift Ellen DeGeneres Miley Cyrus Kim Kardashian West Cardi B Shawn Mendes Justin Bieber
THE ANIMAL STAR OF 2019 Jiffpom Doug the Pug Nala Cat Tuna The Chiweenie Juniper The Fox Shinjiro Ono – Marutaro tecuaniventura Lil BUB
THE COMEDY ACT OF 2019 Kevin Hart Kevin Hart: Irresponsible Joe Rogan Joe Rogan Show Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: one Show Fits All Trevor Noah Trevor Noah Tour Ken Jeong Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho Amy Schumer Amy Schumer: Growing Colleen Ballinger Miranda Sings…Your Welcome Wanda Sykes Wanda Sykes: Not Normal
THE STYLE STAR OF 2019 Kim Kardashian West Rihanna Celine Dion Lady Gaga Gigi Hadid Cardi B Jennifer Lopez Harry Styles
THE GAME CHANGER OF 2019 LeBron James NBA- Charity Megan Rapinoe U.S. Women’s Soccer-Equal Pay Coco Gauff Beat Venus Williams – Amazing Wimbeldon debut Drew Brees Surpassed Peyton Manning’s record Alex Morgan U.S. Women’s Soccer-Equal Pay Stephen Curry NBA- Charity Serena Williams Charity and Female Empowerment Simone Biles Historic and first female Triple Double & 6th all-around title
THE POP PODCAST OF 2019 Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness Armchair Expert Podcast with Dax Shepard Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe Whine Down with Jana Kramer Bitch Sesh: A Real Housewives Breakdown with Casey Wilson and Danielle Schneider Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley and Tanya Rad WTF with Marc Maron The Joe Rogan Experience
The 33-year-old Guatemalan actor is set to star in Flipped, a new comedy series from Groundlings alums Steve Mallory and Damon Jones, and Funny or Die, for Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s short-form video platform Quibi.
Castro will star opposite Eva Longoria, Andy Garcia, Will Forteand Kaitlin Olsonin the series, which is currently in production.
Written by Mallory and Jones, Flipped centers around chronically underemployed couple Jann (Forte) and Cricket Melfi (Olson), self-proclaimed home renovation “experts” who are more than confident they are television’s next great home design celebrity duo. Flipped follows the clueless pair as their dreams of basic cable fame and glory are derailed when they get themselves kidnapped by members of a drug cartel, (Garcia, Longoria, and Castro) and are forced to renovate their sprawling homes.
Ryan Caseis directing the project.
Castro is the creator, writer, executive producer, and star of Comedy Central’s Alternatino.He’s known for his breakout role as Jaimé on Broad City, which aired for five seasons on Comedy Central and will soon be seen in the live action version of Lady and the Trampwhich will be released on Disney+.
Longoria co-stars in the live-action feature film Dora and the Lost City of Gold and will next be seen in the feature film Sylvie opposite Tessa Thompson. She is an executive producer on ABC’s summer drama Grand Hotel.
Garcia recently filmed Brian Petsos’ upcoming feature Big Gold Brick, Words on Bathroom Walls, directed by Thor FreudenthalandRedemption Day, a feature film directed by Hicham Hajji.
The latest trailer for Men In Black: International,Sony’s long-in-the-works reboot starring the 35-year-old Afro-Panamanian American actress.
Thompson and Chris Hemsworth kick ass in London and all over the world in their black suits, replacing Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith.
Sony has set a June 14, 2019 release date for Columbia Pictures’ comedic sci-fi actioner, which F. Gary Gray has directed from a screenplay by Art Marcumand Matt Holloway.
Whereas the original films were centered in New York City, the new take sees Agent M (Thompson) join the covert MIB organization dedicated to policing the alien population hiding in plain sight on Earth. She is partnered with Agent H (Hemsworth) in the London bureau to stop a potential global catastrophe.
The 49-year-old Spanish actor has been added to the list of presenters for the 91st Oscars show later this month.
Bardem, won the Academy Awardfor Best Supporting Actorfor his role as the psychopathic assassin Anton Chigurh in the 2007 Coen Brothersfilm No Country for Old Men, joins a roster of new additions that includes Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Emilia Clarke, Laura Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Stephan James, Keegan-Michael Key, KiKi Layne, James McAvoy, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Momoa and Sarah Paulson.
They join previously announced Awkwafina, Daniel Craig,Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Allison Janney,Brie Larson, Jennifer Lopez, Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Amy Poehler, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph,Amandla Stenberg, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson and Constance Wuat the show, set for February 24 live on ABC.
The presenters have added interest in a year in which the Oscars is going host-less, with Academy president John Bailey saying as late a week ago the show remained “in flux.”
“The array of talent anchoring the show this year has brought some of the most indelible moments in recent cinematic memory to audiences around the world,” said producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer and director Glenn Weisson Monday in the announcement. “They join together to reconnect us with the nominees, their tremendous movies, and outstanding performances.”
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the first round of presenters who will hand out prizes at this year’s 91st Academy Awards, with the 49-year-old Puerto Rican superstar making the list.
While the show remains host-less, viewers can still expect an A-list group of celebrity attendees.
In addition to J.Lo, the list of diverse talent set to present Oscars include Awkwafina, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Brie Larson, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson and Constance Wu.
In addition to this star-studded list, Oscar producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer and director Glenn Weissannounced that the Los Angeles Philharmonicand conductorGustavo Dudamelwill perform during the annual “In Memoriam” segment of the show.
“The Oscar nominees have generated tremendous worldwide attention through their captivating stories, achievements and performances,” said Gigliotti and Weiss. “We want to give the public an opportunity to once again experience the moments that have moved us all. It is a celebration of our universal love of movies.”
The announced names are only some of talent set to hand out the golden statues; the Academy will unveil more presenters in the weeks to come.
“This is an important moment in Oscar history,” said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “This year’s show maintains Oscar traditions, and is also evolving to reflect our global audience.”
The 2019 Oscars will air live Sunday, February 24, on ABCat 8:00 pm ET.
Sony has released the first trailer for Men In Black: International, the long-in-the-works reboot of the franchise now starring the part-Afro-Panamanian and Mexican American actress and Chris Hemsworth.
Thompson and Hemsworth don the black suits in the lead roles made famous by Tommy Lee Jonesand Will Smith.
Sony has set a June 14, 2019 release date for Columbia Pictures’ comedic sci-fi actioner, which F. Gary Gray has directed from a screenplay by Art Marcumand Matt Holloway.
Whereas the original films were centered in New York City, the new take sees Agent M (Thompson) join the covert MIB organization dedicated to policing the alien population hiding in plain sight on Earth. She is partnered with Agent H (Hemsworth) in the London bureau to stop a potential global catastrophe. Emma Thompson and Liam Neeson also star.
The Latino actor has landed the role of Elliot, a dog-catcher, in Disney’s live-action/CG hybrid update of the animated classic Lady and the Tramp.
Martinez, last seen opposite Amy Schumer in the comedy I Feel Pretty, joins Kiersey Clemons, Thomas Mann, Yvette Nicole Brown as part of the live cast along with Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux as the voices for Lady and Tramp.
Charlie Bean is directing the film based on the 1955 original, which followed an upper-middle-class American cocker spaniel named Lady who meets a streetsmart, downtown stray mongrel called Tramp, and the two embark on many romantic adventures including that iconic spaghetti smooch dinner scene.
The film will be released on Disney’s forthcoming streaming service that’s slated to launch in fall 2019.
Martinez’s credits include WB’s Focus and Office Christmas Party.