Gina Rodriguez’s “Scoob!” to Stream on HBO Max Next Week

Gina Rodriguez’s latest project is headed to HBO Max

Warner Bros. feature animated film Scoob!, featuring the 35-year-old Puerto Rican actress voicing the character of Velma, will stream on HBO Max on June 26.

Scoob!

Scoob!opted to have a PVOD and digital ownership release instead of a theater rollout due to the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, 

The film was first scheduled for theaters on May 15 before segueing for a 48-hour rental PVOD period price of U.S. $19.99, and EST price of $24.99.

“HBO Max is the perfect home for these ‘meddling kids’ and their dog,’” said Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max, president TNT, TBS, and TruTV

Scoob!tells the backstory of how these beloved friends met and formed Mystery Inc. It’s a perfect addition to our kids and family offering and will sit alongside beloved original Scooby-Doo episodes.”

Unlike Universal’s near $100M grossing (probably more now) domestic PVOD release of Trolls World Tourno numbers were leaked out about how Scoob! did, it reportedly made about 35% to 40% less than Trolls World Tour.

In addition to Rodriguez, the film’s voice vast includes Zac EfronWill Forte and Amanda Seyfried.

Trailer Released for Plaza’s Comedy “Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates”

Aubrey Plaza con’t lose…

The latest trailer has been released for Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates, the comedy starring the 31-uear-old half-Puerto Rican actress, Adam Devine, Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick.

Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates

The film centers on the Stangle brothers Mike (DeVine) and Dave (Efron), who frequently ruin family events with their dangerous antics. In order to prevent them from ruining their sister’s upcoming wedding in Hawaii, their parents mandate that they attend the wedding with dates. Their appearance on The Wendy Williams Show to advertise themselves catches the attention of Tatiana (Plaza) and Alice (Kendrick). After pretending to be civilized and respectable, Tatiana and Alice secure Mike and Dave as their respective dates. However, when they get to Hawaii, Mike and Dave find that their dates are much more wild and unhinged than they anticipated.

Jake Szymanski directs the film from a script by the Neighbors duo of Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien.

The film from 20th Century Fox opens in theaters on July 8.

Official Trailer Released for Plaza’s Comedy “Dirty Grandpa”

Aubrey Plaza is getting dirty

Lionsgate has released the official trailer for Dirty Grandpa, starring the 31-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress/comedian.

Aubrey Plaza in Dirty Grandpa

The upcoming sex-drugs-and-aging comedy, starring Zac Efron and Robert De Niro, centers on a man about to get married who is tricked by his grandfather into heading to Daytona Beach Florida to party irresponsibly and presumably learn that he’s marrying the wrong woman.

In the trailer, Efron smokes crack, lots of booze is consumed, and Plaza throws herself at De Niro a lot. Also sex, lots of sex.

Directed by Dan Mazer from a script by John Phillips,

Along with Efron, De Niro and Plaza, Dirty Grandpa also stars Zoe Deutch, Dermot Mulroney and Julianne Hough.

Dirty Grandpa hits theaters on January 22, 2016.

Plaza to Star in the Comedy “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”

It’s wedding bells for Aubrey Plaza

The 30-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress/comedian will star in the Fox comedy Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.

Aubrey Plaza

Toplined by Plaza, Zac Efron, Adam Devine and Anna Kendrick, the film revolves around two hard-partying and immature brothers who place an online ad to find plus-ones for a wedding, finding dates who out-party and out-immature them.

The film, which begins shooting this summer in Hawaii, will be directed by Jake Szymanski. The script was written by Andrew Cohen and Brendan Obrien.

Rodriguez to Direct Warner Bros. Live Action Adaptation of Hanna-Barbera’s “Jonny Quest”

Robert Rodriguez has a new quest

The 46-year-old Mexican American filmmaker is set to direct Warner Bros. Jonny Quest, film adaptation of the Hanna-Barbera boy hero.

Robert Rodriguez

The studio is hoping to create a live-action family adventure franchise.

Rodriguez and Terry Rossio are rewriting a Dan Mazeau draft that made the Black List.

Jonny is the kid who accompanied his scientist father, their bodyguard Race Bannon and Jonny’s pal Hadji on a series of global adventures that always involved some evil conspiracy that forced Jonny to work his way out of danger. Created and designed by Doug WildeyJonny Quest was wildly popular when first introduced. The series ran for a season on ABC primetime in 1964 and lives forever in reruns, an updated animated series, and in comic book and merchandising incarnations.

Warner Bros, which got the Hanna-Barbera catalog in the Turner acquisition, has tried numerous times to get this right. Richard Donner took a shot at it; Peter Segal did too. A version had Zac Efron poised to play the title character and Dwayne Johnson to play Bannon.

Rodriguez previous has success with the kid empowerment theme with his own popular Spy Kids films.

Plaza to Star Opposite Zac Efron & Robert De Niro in “Dirty Grandpa”

Aubrey Plaza is about to get dirty…

The 30-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress/comedian has joined the cast of Lionsgate’s road trip comedy Dirty Grandpa.

Aubrey Plaza

The Parks and Recreation star will star opposite Zac Efron and Robert De Niro in the film about an uptight twenty-something (Efron) who embarks on a road trip before his wedding to bond with his recently widowed grandfather (De Niro) only to find that his grandpa is a foul-mouthed lunatic on a mission to get laid during Spring Break.

Plaza will portray Lenore, a savvy, beguiling party girl looking for fun on Spring Break.

Dan Mazer (Da Ali G Show) is directing from a screenplay by John Phillips.

Lionsgate has already slated the film for an August 12, 2016 release.

Plaza returns to NBC television this month for the seventh and final season of Parks and Recreation. Her film credits include Safety Not Guaranteed, The To Do List, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Funny People, and Damsels In Distress.

She next appears in Hal Hartley’s Ned Rifle and in A Driftless Area with John Hawkes. She also stars with Natasha Lyonne and Judy Greer in Jamie Babbit’s indie comedy Fresno.

Gomez Joins Fellow Hollywood Stars to Encourage You to Vote

Selena Gomez wants you to exercise your right to vote…

The 20-year-old Mexican American actress currently appears in a star-studded video created by actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire.

The video from Vote 4 Stuff – a nonpartisan voter engagement campaign – features Gomez and a number of actors, including Joseph Gordon Levitt, Zac Efron, Benicio Del Toro, Ellen Degeneres and Amanda Seyfried, talking about what they’d like to vote for.

In the clip, the Hollywood stars answer the question, “If you could vote for anything in the world, what would you vote for?”

Their responses are inane at first. Gordon-Levitt demands an end to dubstep. Efron wants more high fives, while Gomez says, “I vote yes to anything Zac Efron says.”

But the video gets more and more serious as it progresses, with the actors asking viewers to make videos about the real issues that are important to them. Some of the tweets, videos and other content collected will be incorporated into the campaign as the election draws closer.

“This is one of the most important elections of our lifetime. We are using the power of social media throughout the Vote 4 Stuff campaign to incite bi-partisan conversation around real issues, encourage registration and voting in November,” DiCaprio said in a statement about the new video.

Ortega to Helm an Episode of “Bunheads”

He’s the mastermind behind the iconic choreography in Dirty Dancing… And, he directed High School Musical’s Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens to stardom… And, now Kenny Ortega is preparing to tackle the world of ballet…

The 61-year-old Latin-American director, choreographer and producer has been tapped to direct the third episode of Amy Sherman-Palladino‘s new ABC Family ballet drama Bunheads, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Bunheads centers on a Las Vegas showgirl who impulsively marries a man, moves with him to a sleepy coastal town and takes an uneasy role at her mother-in-law’s dance school. Sutton Foster, Kaitlyn Jenkins, Julia Telles, Bailey Buntain and Emma Dumont star in the hour-long drama. Gilmore Girls alum Kelly Bishop guest stars.

Ortega had previously directed several episodes of Sherman-Palladino’s iconic WB series Gilmore Girls.

Production on Bunheads began last week in Los Angeles, with the series set to premiere on Monday, June 11 at 9:00 pm EST.

Meanwhile, Ortega’s episode is slated to air June 25.

First Glimpse: Boneta’s Big Starring Role in “Rock of Ages”…

Diego Boneta is ready, ready, ready to rock ‘n’ roll his way into your heart…

The 21-year-old Mexican actor/singer is getting his big break by starring in Adam Shankman’s highly anticipated film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages.

Diego Boneta

Boneta—who rose to fame after appearing in the Mexican telenovela Rebelde—stars as Drew Boley, a young upstart who moves to Los Angeles in the late ’80s to become a rock star.

It’s the role that landed former American Idol contestant Constantine Maroulis a Tony Award nomination, and it could make Boneta a household name. After all, Shankman called Boneta the “next big thing” after his inspired audition and compared him to Zac Efron, Channing Tatum and Liam Hemsworth.

One look at the film’s just-released trailer—featuring scenes of Boneta and his co-stars Julianne Hough, as well as Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Tom Cruise and Catherine Zeta-Jones—and you’ll quickly notice Boneta’s star power.

Rock of Ages is set to open in theaters nationwide on June 1, 2012.