Vidal to Star in CBS’ Drama Series “Training Day”

Christina Vidal is ready for training

The 34-year-old Puerto Rican actress landed a series regular role opposite Bill Paxton and Justin Cornwell on the upcoming CBS drama Training Day.

Christina Vidal

Based on the 2001 film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow PicturesTraining Day is a crime thriller that begins 15 years after the events of the movie. It centers on an idealistic young police officer (Cornwell) who is appointed to an elite squad of the Los Angeles Police Department, where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous detective (Paxton).

Vidal will play Detective III Valeria Chavez, the best investigator in the Robbery Homicide Division, which puts her in the running for the best investigator in the world. Minus the LAPD raid jacket and handcuffs, you might take her for a soccer mom, but you’d do so at your extreme peril.

Vidal most recently had recurring arcs on CBS series Code Black and Limitless.

Escarpeta Starring in the Adventure-Thriller “Into the Storm”

It’s a case of stormy weather for Arlen Escarpeta

The 32-year-old Belizean actor is starring in New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures’ adventure-thriller Into the Storm.

Into the Storm

Escarpeta, best known for his roles in Friday the 13th, Brotherhood and Final Destination 5, portrays Daryl in the film, which will be released on August 8, 2014.

The Steven Quale-helmed “found footage” natural disaster film is told  through the eyes and camera lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs and courageous townspeople, throwing you “directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme.”

The script for Into the Storm was penned by John Swetnam.

In addition to Escarpeta, the film also stars Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Nathan Kress, Jon Reep and Jeremy Sumpter.

Escarpeta’s other credits include appearances on Boston Public, The Shield, Judging Amy and Boomtown.