Ortiz Joins the Cast of Voltage Pictures’ Untitled Detective Comedy Starring Bruce Willis

Victor Ortiz has landed his next movie role…

The 28-year-old Mexican American actor and former boxer has joined the cast of Voltage Pictures’ untitled detective comedy starring Bruce Willis.

Victor Ortiz

Ortize rounds out a cast that includes Tyga, Ken Davitian, David Arquette, John Goodman, Jason Momoa, Famke Janssen, Stephanie Sigman, Thomas Middleditch, Adrian Martinez, Kal Penn and Adam Goldberg.

Production began last month in Venice Beach on the film, which stars Willis as a down but not out L.A. private investigator whose professional and personal worlds collide after his loving pet Buddy is stolen by a notorious gang. A series of bizarre circumstances find him doing the gang’s bidding, while being chased by two vengeful Samoan brothers, a loan shark’s goons, and a few other shady characters.

Mark and Robb Cullen, who also wrote the Willis-starring movie Cop Out, are directing the film.

Ortiz, a former WBC Welterweight champion and Dancing with the Stars competitor, has starred opposite Antonio Banderas in The Expendables 3 and Jake Gyllenhaal in Southpaw.

Ortiz to Star Opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the Boxing Film “Southpaw”

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.

Victor Ortiz

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.

Sons Of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter wrote the script for Southpaw, which also stars Miguel Gomez.

It’s the second significant role for Ortiz, who makes his feature film debut later this summer as one of the Young Expendables in Expendables 3. He was personally selected for the role by Sylvester Stallone.

Shooting on Southpaw just began in Pittsburgh.

Banderas & His “Expendables 3” Castmates to Storm the Cannes Film Festival

It appears Antonio Banderas will be expendable at this year’s Cannes Film Festival…

The 53-year-old and his Expendables 3 castmates will make an appearance on Sunday, May 18.

Expendables 3

It’s being heralded as “one of the greatest assemblages of international star power — and muscle— that Cannes has ever seen” by Deadline.com, with 13 members of the cast participating in a complete day of events.

In addition to Banderas, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Kelsey Grammer, Randy Couture, Kellan Lutz, Victor Ortiz and Glen Powell will take part in the day’s program, alongside director Patrick Hughes.

Millennium Films officials say the day will start with a screening of footage from the movie, followed by Banderas and the gang arriving at the Carlton Hotel for a press conference and photo call.

The actors will reportedly arrive in armored vehicles, with banners representing each of the characters adorning the façade of the hotel.

Later that evening, there will be a big soirée at the Palm Beach nightclub.

Expendables 3 will begin rolling out across the globe on August 13.

Banderas to Star in the Sylvester Stallone Action-Flick “The Expendables 3”

Antonio Banderas is apparently expendable in Hollywood…

The 53-year-old Spanish actor has joined he cast of the The Expendables 3, the third installment of the popular action film about a team of mercenaries

Antonio Banderas

No word yet on Banderas’ role in the Sylvester Stallone-starrer.

But Stallone is already looking forward to sharing the screen with Banderas once again; the two co-starred in 1995’s Assassins.

“He is a consummate actor and a gentleman,” Stallone said of Banderas in a statement to HuffPost Entertainment.

Along with Banderas, the cast includes Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Kellan Lutz and Victor Ortiz.

Rumored additional cast members are Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage and Milla Jovovich.

Expect confirmations on the rumored cast members soon.

The Expendables 3, to be directed by Patrick Hughes, is scheduled to arrive in theaters on August 15, 2014.

ABC Releases Ortiz’s Official “Dancing with the Stars” Photos

Victor Ortiz has traded in is boxing shorts for a turquoise shirt and slacks in his first official image for the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars.

The 26-year-old Mexican American former WBC Welterweight Champion, who was named to the all-star cast of ABC’s celebrity ballroom dancing competition late last month, and his dancing pro Lindsay Arnold don coordinating outfits in the official image released by the network.

Victor Ortiz & Lindsay Arnold

“He’s good on his feet… He’s not horrible, he’s got great footwork,” first-time pro Arnold told Access Hollywood about Ortiz.

Ortiz, who says his dance experience amounts to only “three seconds,” says his competitors better look out.

“I want to win it actually. I want to win this thing… my other competitive side of me is now kicking in,” said Ortiz, who looks oh-so-dapper in his tuxedo and bow tie in the official solo image.

Victor Ortiz

The new season of Dancing with the Stars will premiere on Monday, March 18 at 8:00pm ET.

Ortiz to Compete on the New “Dancing with the Stars” Cycle

He’s mastered a mean southpaw stance during his sparring career… But Victor Ortiz will now have to learn the ropes in ballroom dancing.

The 26-year-old Mexican American boxer, a former WBC Welterweight Champion, signed up to compete in the 16th cycle of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. He’ll be one of 11 celebrities, and the sole Latino, competing this season.

Victor Ortiz

Ortiz, known for his aggressive style, two-fisted power and boyish charm, has been paired with new professional dancer Lindsay Arnold.

Along with Ortiz, the new Dancing with the Stars contestants include Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones, country singers Kellie Pickler and Wynonna Judd, General Hospital star Ingo Rademacher, the Disney Channel’s Shake It Up star Zendaya Coleman, actor/comedian Andy Dick, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump, Olympians Aly Raisman and Dorothy Hamill and comedian D.L. Hughley.

The 16th season of Dancing with the Stars will premiere on ABC on Monday, March 18.

Here’s a look at the new cast members and the pro they’ve been assigned:

  • Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold
  • Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough
  • Wynonna Judd and Tony Dovolani
  • Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson
  • Zendaya Coleman and Valentin Chmerkovskiy
  • Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess
  • Lisa Vanderpump and Gleb Savchenko
  • Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas
  • Dorothy Hamill and Tristan MacManus
  • D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke
  • Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff