Itziar Ituño to Make English-Language Debut in Animated Short “Salvation Has No Name”

Itziar Ituño has found her salvation….

The 46-year-old Spanish actress, who plays Inspector Raquel Murillo on Netflix’s hitseries Money Heist, will make her English-language acting/voicing debut with a role in the UK animated short Salvation Has No Name. 

Itziar Ituño

The sixteen-minute stop motion project comes from producers Delaval Film and is being part-funded by the British Film Institute. The film will also feature the voice of Yasmine Al Massri, who starred in ABC’s thriller series Quantico

Joseph Wallace is directing the project and the team includes animators from Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox and Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie

It was shooting at Aardman Animations, the studio behind Wallace and Gromit, before the COVID-19 virus hit. The producers have now launched a kickstarter to help the project resume post-pandemic.

Mateo Melendez to Star in Broadway’s “Beetlejuice” Musical

Mateo Melendez is juicin’up for Broadway…

The Latino actor has been added to the cast of Broadway’s Beetlejuice when the new musical begins previews next month.

Mateo Melendez

Melendez will star alongside last fall’s pre-Broadway cast members Jill AbramovitzKelvin Moon LohDanny Rutigliano and Dana Steingold.

Other cast members include Alex Brightman(in the title role), Sophia Anne CarusoKerry ButlerRob McClureAdam Dannheisserand Leslie Kritzer.

Rounding out the 25-member cast include Tessa AlvesGilbert L. Bailey IIWill BlumJohnny Brantley IIIRyan BreslinNatalie Charle EllisBrooke EngenAbe Goldfarb, Eric Anthony JohnsonElliott MattoxSean Montgomery, Ramone OwensPresley Ryanand Kim Sava.

Beetlejuice starts previews Thursday, March 28 at the Winter Garden Theatre. Opening night is April 25.

Beetlejuice, based on Tim Burton’s 1988 film starring Michael Keaton, is directed by Alex Timbers, with an original score by Eddie Perfect, book by Scott BrownAnthony King, and choreography by Connor Gallagher.

Other credits for the Broadway production include David Korins (scenic design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Kenneth Posner (lighting), Peter Hylenski (sound), Peter Nigrini (projections), Michael Curry(puppet design), Jeremy Chernick(special effects) and Michael Weber(illusions).

Kirstie Maldonado & Pentatonix Release Spooky Video for New Holiday Single “Making Christmas”

Kirstie Maldonado is celebrating two holidays at once…

The 26-year-old half-Mexican, part-Spanish American singer and her fellow Pentatonix members have released the new music video for “Making Christmas,” which fuses Halloween spooks and Christmas spirit.

Pentatonix

“Making Christmas” is originally from Tim Burton’s beloved 1993 animated film The Nightmare Before Christmas.

In the video, the a cappella group alternates between a creepy graveyard and a snowy Christmas landscape as they harmonize on the “Making Christmas” vocals.

“Making Christmas” is the lead single from their upcoming album Christmas Is Here!due October 26.

Trailer Released for Bonham Carter’s “Alice Through The Looking Glass”

Helena Bonham Carter is a glass act…

The first full trailer for Alice Through The Looking Glass – the sequel to Disney’s 2010 blockbuster Alice In Wonderland – has been released, featuring the 49-year-old part-Spanish actress reprising her role as Iracebeth of Crims, the Red Queen.

Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen

For the original film, Bonham Carter’s head was digitally increased to three times its original size on screen.

Along with Bonham Carter, Alice Through The Looking Glass returns most of the cast — among them Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and the voices of Stephen Fry, Alan Rickman and Michael Sheen — and screenwriter Linda Wolverton but not original director Tim Burton (he’s a producer on this one, with Muppets helmer James Bobin taking over).

Among the newcomers is Sacha Baron Cohen, who portrays a major cog in this new story based on Lewis Carroll’s original: he plays Time, who is part-human, part-clock (and has borrowed some outfits from Brüno’s closet apparently). When Alice returns to a much different Wonderland, she must go on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the Grand Clock’s chamber. This sends her into the past, where she comes across friends and enemies at different points in their lives, and a race to save Depp’s Hatter (looking quite put out here) before time runs out.

The 3D pic has a May 27, 2016 release date.

Lopez: This Halloween’s Best-Costumed Latina Celebrity

There’s no doubt celebrities know how to go all out for All HallowsEve. And some don’t hold back at all.

Here’s a look at the most spook-tacular Halloween costumes by Hispanic celebrities this year, including this year’s best-dressed Latina Jennifer Lopez.

Jennifer Lopez Halloween 2015

The 46-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress and American Idol judge, who is prepping for her Las Vegas residency, was nothing short of drop dead gorgeous as a self-described “haute couture skeleton.”

Lopez and her boyfriend Casper Smart attended Heidi Klum’s annual Halloween bash in New York City.

Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart Halloween 2015

She may say she’s “trouble,” according to her Instagram account, but Gina Rodriguez looked like she’d found trouble in her costume.

The 31-year-old Puerto Rican actress and Jane the Virgin star dressed up as a broken china doll.

Gina Rodriguez Halloween 2015

It may be Halloween, but it was more like The Nightmare Before Christmas for Nicole Richie.

The 34-year-old part-Mexican American television personality and fashionista dressed up as Mr. Jack Skellington, the king of Halloween Town in the classic animated film from Tim Burton.

Nicole Richie Halloween 2015

It appears one costume wasn’t enough for Alessandra Ambrosio

The 34-year-old Brazilian supermodel and Victoria’s Secret Angel traded in her wings for horns as she donned a racy red devil costume to host her Heaven And Hell party in Los Angeles.

Alessandra Ambrosio Halloween 2015

But Ambrosio didn’t just flaunt her supermodel figure and set temperatures soaring in her red costume, she also proved to be one hot momma.

She shot a selfie of herself dressed as Little Red Riding Hood, with her son dressed as an adorable fire house dalmatian.

Alessandra Ambrosio Halloween 2015

She may be the head of The Honest Company, but Jessica Alba is claiming she invented Post-Its.

The 34-year-old half-Mexican American actress and her BFF Kelly Sawyer wore matching costumes worn by the characters on the poster for the classic chick flick Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion.

Jessica Alba Halloween 2015

Fergie proved to be the cat’s meow in her Halloween costume.

The 40-year-old part-Mexican American singer and Black Eyed Peas member and her actor-husband were a match made in heaven as Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld and his beloved cat Chopette at the Casamigos Tequila Halloween party in Los Angeles Dascha Polanco.

Fergie & Josh Duhamel Halloween 2015

Dascha Polanco knows how to “work it, work it, own it.”

The Dominican actress and Orange Is the New Black star dressed up as Julia Roberts in the iconic ‘90s flick Pretty Woman in New York City.

Dascha Polanco Halloween 2015

Bonham Carter Returning for “Alice in Wonderland” Sequel

Helena Bonham Carter is returning to Wonderland…

The 47-year-old part-Spanish actress has signed on to reprise her role as the Red Queen in Through the Looking Glass, a sequel to Tim Burton‘s 2010 box office hit Alice in Wonderland.

Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen

Bonham Carter earned a London Critics Circle Film Awards nomination forBritish Supporting Actress and an MTV Movie Awards nod for Best Villain for portrayingthe character in the film.

In addition to Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp is slated to return as the Mad Hatter and Mia Wasikowska will reprise her role as Alice.

Meanwhile, Sacha Baron Cohen will portray the main villain, named Time, in the sequel.

The sequel, which will be directed by James Bobin, will open in U.S. theaters on May 27, 2016.