David Del Rio to Star in ABC’s Rom-Com Pilot “The Baker and the Beauty”

David Del Rio has landed a beautyof a role…

The 31-year-old Latino actor has been cast as a series regular opposite Victor Rasuk and Nathalie Kelley in The Baker and the Beauty, ABC’s hourlong romantic comedy from Keshet StudiosUniversal Televisionand ABC Studios.

David Del Rio

Written by Dean Georgarisand to be directed by David Frankel, the storyline follows the impossible Miami love story between a simple baker (Rasuk) and an international superstar, Noa Hollander (Kelley). 

Del Rio will play Mateo Garcia, Daniel’s younger brother. 

His recent credits include supporting roles in The Belko Experiment and Pitch Perfect, the role of Putzie in Grease Live! and a starring role in Sean McNamara’s Lionsgatefeature Spare Parts opposite George LopezJamie Lee Curtisand Marisa Tomei

Saldaña’s “Haven” to Get Special 10th Anniversary Presentation at Cayfilm

It’s a special anniversary for Zoë Saldaña

Haven, the 2006 thriller from Frank E. Flowers that featured the 38-year-old half-Dominican/half-Puerto Rican American actress, Orlando Bloom and Anthony Mackie, will get a special tenth anniversary presentation at Cayfilm, the second annual Cayman International Film Festival.

Zoe Saldana & Orlando Bloom in Haven

Saldana, Mackie and co-star Victor Rasuk are among those who will be on hand for the reunion, as will Flowers, who is a Caymanian filmmaker.

Flowers will debut a never-before-seen director’s cut of the movie at the fest, which is set to run July 1-4.

Festival director Tony Mark said the reunion and special screening is intended to inspire more young Caymanians to get involved with film, as well as draw attention to the need for the CayFilm Cayman Media Academy to help train local up-and-coming filmmakers.

Haven is an important part of the Cayman film community,” said Mark. “Frank has inspired an entire generation of young Caymanian filmmakers, and we are looking forward to welcoming him and the cast to the festival.”

Among the event’s other programs will be a spotlight on Star Wars, with Robert Watts, who worked on the films, set to receive the burgeoning fest’s lifetime achievement award, while below-the-line craftsmen such as Oscar winner Ben Burtt also will be in attendance.

Also set to appear at the festival is Wesley Snipes who will present the best feature film award at the closing night ceremony on July 4.

Warner Bros.’ “Godzilla,” Featuring Rasuk, Headed to WonderCon Anaheim

Victor Rasuk’s latest film project will invade the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend…

Warner Bros. has announced that it’s bringing it’s blockbuster film Godzilla to WonderCon Anaheim, which will tae place at the Anaheim Convention Center on April 18-20, 2014.

Victor Rasuk

The 30-year-old Dominican American actor stars as Tre Morales in the rebooted creature feature, which pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

The film also stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston.

Godzilla will form part of Warner Bros. panel, as well as Tom Cruise’s futuristic war pic Edge Of Tomorrow and the tornado action film Into The Storm.

No word on whether Rasuk will attend the annual sci-fi, movie and comic book confab.

Godzilla will be released in U.S. theaters on May 16, 2014.

Rasuk to Star in CBS’ Untitled Kevin Williamson Drama Pilot

Victor Rasuk is joining the force…

The 30-year-old Dominican American actor has landed a series regular role on CBS’ untitled Kevin Williamson drama pilot.

Victor Rasuk

From Warner Bros. Television, the psychological thriller revolves around two detectives, Beth (portrayed by Maggie Q) and Jack (Dylan McDermott), who handle stalking incidents for the Threat Assessment Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Rasuk, who last starred on television in the HBO’s series How to Make It in America, will portray Ben, an ambitious detective with the Threat Assessment Unit who’s loyal but not entirely trustworthy.

The pilot was written by Williamson and will be directed by Liz Friedlander.

Rasuk, who rose to acclaim in the indie film Raising Victor Vargas, will next appear in the upcoming features Godzilla and Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Rasuk to Star in “Fifty Shades of Grey” Film Adaptation

Prepare for fifty shades of Victor Rasuk

The 29-year-old Dominican American actor has been added to the ensemble cast of Fifty Shades of Grey, the film adaptation of the hit novel of the same name.

Victor Rasuk

Rasuk, the former star of HBO’s How to Make It in America, will portray Jose Rodriquez, an aspiring photographer and Anastasia Steele’s classmate. His close relationship with the co-ed pits him against Christian Grey.

Jamie Dornan will play the bondage enthusiast Christian, replacing Charlie Hunnam who abruptly left the project earlier this year. Dakota Johnson will portray the college student Anastasia, Jennifer Ehle stars as her on-screen mother and Luke Grimes as Christian’s brother Elliot.

The filming was supposed to kick off in November but has been pushed to December, just eight months before the planned August 1, 2014 release date, as the script is being polished by The Wolverine scribe Mark Bomback.

Sam Taylor-Johnson will direct the film.

Rasuk had a breakout performance as the lead in Peter Sollett‘s 2002 indie Raising Victor Vargas and then went on to play a skateboarding pioneer in Catherine Hardwicke‘s 2005 Lords of Dogtown. He has also appeared in Steven Soderbergh‘s The Argentine and most recently in the Steve Jobs biopic jOBS.

He will next star in Godzilla long with Taylor-Johnson’s husband Aaron Johnson.

Ruehl Cast in Fox’s “El Jefe” Pilot

HBO’s Luck may have run out of suerte… But that doesn’t mean Mercedes Ruehl’s luck has.

The 63-year part-Cuban actress, who was promoted from guest star to series regular or the second season of HBO’s recently cancelled drama series, will star opposite Ryan Hansen in Fox’s comedy pilot El Jefe.

Mercedes Ruehl

From writers David Guarascio and Moses Port, the project centers on the affable but lost upper-class 30-year-old Josh (Hansen) who, tossed out of his Brentwood home, moves in with his adoring longtime Latina nanny Delmi (Ruehl), a vibrant woman and a real life force “of sturdy peasant stock.”

Ruehl has experienced a rollercoaster week… After spending several years looking after her family, the Oscar and Tony winning actress was prepared to return to acting when she signed on as a series regular on Luck. But HBO suddenly ended the series on Wednesday following the death of a third horse on the set.

Ruehl wasn’t down and out though. After reading the script for El Jefe and meeting with the writers, Ruehl decided to sign on for the project. She’s expected to start production on the pilot on Monday, less than a week after Luck was cancelled.

In addition to Ruehl, Jessica Camacho has been cast in the pilot. She’ll play Lucia, the girlfriend of Delmi’s son (Victor Rasuk).