Genesis Rodriguez is bringing the chill (and thrill) to the United States…
IFC Midnight has acquired the North American rights to Brendan Walsh’s contained Arctic thriller Centigrade, starring the 32-year-old Cuban and Venezuelan actress.
Based on true events, Rodriguez and Vincent Piazzastar in the story about a 2002 incident when a young American couple traveled to the arctic mountains of Norway. After pulling over during a snowstorm, they wake up trapped in their SUV, buried underneath layers of snow and ice. It’s soon revealed that the woman is eight months pregnant. Amid escalating tension between them and dwindling supplies, the couple battles -30C temperatures, hallucinations and hypothermia in their struggle to survive.
The completed film was written by Daley Nixon and Walsh.
“It’s a thrill and honor for me and the entire Centigradeteam to be premiering in North America with IFC,” said Walsh. “It makes all the cold days shooting a car in a freezer totally worthwhile. They are true champions of Independent Film and fully recognize the efforts film makers go through to make their film different and special. We couldn’t be happier with our North American distributors and look forward to finding international distributors in Berlin.”
Rodriguez’s previous credits include Man on a Ledge, Casa de Mi Padre, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, The Last Stand, Tusk and Run All Night.
The 56-year-old Puerto Rican actor has signed on to star in the Western film Enemy’s Way.
Directed by Oscar-nominated French-Algerian director Rachid Bouchareb, the film stars Forest Whitaker as William Garnett, a Muslim ex-con struggling to rebuild his life in a small New Mexico border town after 18 years in prison.
Harvey Keitel will portray Bill Agati, the sheriff determined to put Garnett back behind bars for life.
In addition to Guzman, Whitaker and Keitel, the film also stars Robert Duvall, Brenda Blethyn and Ellen Burstyn.
Guzman’s most recently starred in The Last Standopposite Arnold Schwarzenegger and Genesis Rodriguez.
Santori, who will star opposite Natalie Portman and Michael Fassbender in the film, will portray Fitchum in the Lynne Ramsey-directed film about Jane Hammond (Portman), who reaches out to her ex-lover (Fassbender) for help when her outlaw husband becomes the target of a violent gang.
Santoro will star in the upcoming prequel300: Rise of an Empire, reprising his role as the Persian king Xerxes from the first 300.
300: Rise Of An Empire is due out on August 2, 2013.
Genesis Rodriguez is joining forces with “The Governator”…
Lionsgate has released the official trailer for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s The Last Stand, which co-stars the 25-year-old Venezuelan American actress.
The action-packed film centers on the leader of a drug cartel who busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff (Schwarzenegger) and his inexperienced staff.
Rodriguez, who will next make an apperance in Identity Thief, will play Agent Ellen Richards in the film.