Ashley Reyes to Star in the Comedy Horror Film “Slayer”

Ashley Reyes is ready to slay(er) all day…

The Latina theater, screen and television actress has been cast in the comedy horror, Slayer.

Ashley Reyes

Reyes joins previously announced stars Abigail Breslin, Thomas Jane and Malin Akerman.

Directed by K. Asher Levin, the plot follows a group of internet influencers who are drawn to a reclusive, seductive billionaire’s mansion, only to find themselves trapped in the lair of an evil vampire.

Reyes will play Natalie, a millennial fantasy of an entrepreneurial power broker.

Reyes’ previous credits include Kid Fitness, Family Values and American Gods.

Rosario Dawson to Star in “Zombieland 2”

Rosario Dawson will seeing, and fighting, dead people…

The 39-year-old Puerto Rican and Cuban-American actress is set to join Zombieland 2, the next installment of the Sony Pictures post-apocalyptic zombie comedy that will feature original stars Woody HarrelsonJesse EisenbergEmma Stone and Abigail Breslin.

Rosario Dawson

Ruben Fleischer returns to direct the sequel fresh off of the blockbuster success of Venom.

Written by original Zombieland scribes Paul Wernickand Rhett Reese, the sequel centers on the comic mayhem that stretches from the White Houseand through the heartland. The zombie slayers must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. Most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.

Dawson joins franchise newcomers Zoey Deutchand Avan Jogiawith filming slated to begin this week. 

Zombieland 2 hits theaters on October 11.

Dawson can be seen as Claire Temple in five of the Netflix Marvel series: Jessica JonesLuke CageDaredevilThe Defenders and Iron Fist

Up next, she toplines the USA Networkcrime anthology series Briarpatch.

Smart Starring in ABC’s “Dirty Dancing Remake

Beau “Casper” Smart is dancing his way onto the small screen…

The 28-year-old Latino actor-dancer-choreographer has been cast as Billy Kotsecki in Dirty Dancing, ABC’s three-hour remake of the hit Patrick SwayzeJennifer Grey film.

Beau “Casper” Smart

The role was played by Neal Jones in the original film.

Like the 1987 feature, ABC’s Dirty Dancing movie centers on Baby (Abigail Breslin), an innocent young woman in the early 1960s who vacations with her affluent parents and siblings in the Catskills and falls for Johnny (Cole Prattes), the resort’s charismatic, skilled dance instructor and leader of the working-class entertainment staff.

Smart’s Billy is Johnny’s close friend from the old neighborhood. They grew up together and Johnny got him his job at Kellerman’s, for which he is grateful. Billy mostly works as a bellhop and does maintenance jobs for the staff. He likes to let loose and dance with Johnny and Penny after hours in the Staff Quarters – a world he inadvertently introduces Baby to, setting her on a journey of self-discovery.

Sarah Hyland, Nicole Scherzinger and Debra Messing also star.

Smart co-stars in Perfect Match from Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Production.

Orrantia & Her “The Goldbergs” Castmates to Pay Homage to “Dirty Dancing”

Hayley Orrantia is about to get dirty

The 21-year-old Mexican-American actress/singer’s ABC comedy The Goldbergs has set its Season Three 1980s movie homage episode.

Hayley Orrantia

Orrantia and her castmates will tackle the 1987 hit film Dirty Dancing.

The selection comes just as ABC is heading to production on a three-hour contemporary remake of the romantic classic, with Abigail Breslin playing Baby and Debra Messing as her mom.

The Goldbergs’ Dirty Dancing has no connection to the ABC movie and will not feature either actors from the remake or cast members from the original feature toplined by the late Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.

Last year’s Goldbergs tribute to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off included original co-star Charlie Sheen reprising his role. The Goldbergs’ first homage episode to a 1980s movie in Season 1 was devoted to The Goonies.

Dirty Dancing is a huge 80’s cultural touchstone — the music, the memorable lines, and of course, Swayze,” said The Goldbergs creator/executive producer Adam F. Goldberg, who based the show on his family. “No one loved it more than my mom.  I’ll always remember how she dragged me to see it in the theaters several times and then bought it on video. I knew this was our big movie to explore this season when all of the writers on the show also had their very own Dirty Dancing memories from years ago.  It really is a gem of the 80s and it’s so exciting to bring it to life with my amazing cast.”

Carpenter to Portray Ariana Grande’s Mom on Fox’s “Scream Queens”

Prepare to hear Charisma Carpenter scream

The 44-year-old part Spanish-American actress and former Buffy The Vampire Slayer star has joined the cast of Ryan Murphy’s comedy-horror Fox anthology series Scream Queens.

Charisma Carpenter

The show’s star, Emma Roberts, let it slip on Instagram that the comedy will premiere on the first Tuesday of the season, September 22.

In a guest starring/potential recurring role, Carpenter will play the mom of another lead on the show, singer-actress Ariana Grande.

In the first season of Scream Queens, a college campus is rocked by a series of murders. The series, which Murphy created with fellow Glee co-creators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, hails from 20th Century Television and Ryan Murphy Television.

Lea Michele, Diego BonetaJamie Lee Curtis, Oliver Hudson and Abigail Breslin co-star.

Carpenter, who also co-starred on The Lying Game, previously appeared on Angel, Charmed, Veronica Mars and Blue Bloods, and served as the host of ID’s Surviving Evil.

Boneta to Star in Fox’s Comedy-Horror Series “Scream Queens”

Diego Boneta is a scream king…

The Mexican actor-singer has been cast as one of the male leads in Scream Queens, Fox’s comedy-horror series created by Glee creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan.

Diego Boneta

The project revolves around a college campus that’s rocked by a series of murders.

Boneta is reportedly set to portray a bookish but handsome guy in the first installment of the anthology series slated for fall.

Boneta, who starred in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages, joins an ensemble cast that includes Lea Michele, Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Nick Jonas, Keke Palmer, Joe Manganiello, Ariana Grande and Abigail Breslin.

Boneta will next be seen in CBS miniseries The Dovekeepers, produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, and the Imagine feature Pelé.

Michele to Star in Fox’s Anthology Series “Scream Queens”

Life is but a scream for Lea Michele

The 28-year-old part-Spanish actress/singer has landed a role in Scream Queens, the follow-up Fox series from Glee creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan.

Lea Michele

The first installment in the new anthology series revolves around a college campus, which is rocked by a series of murders. Fifteen one-hour episodes have been ordered.

Production is scheduled to begin in the spring, with the series premiering in fall 2015 on Fox.

Also joining the cast are Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) and Keke Palmer (Akeela and the Bee). Additionally, Ariana Grande will have a recurring role.

Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts were previously cast in starring roles.

Austin’s Post-Wizards of Waverly Place Plans

Don’t expect to see the last of Jake T. Austin when filming wraps on the fourth and final season of Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place.

Jake T Austin Paper Magazine

Along with putting his best face forward and looking all grown up in this month’s issue of Paper magazine ,  the 16-year-old half-Latino actor is also preparing to hit the big screen in a highly-anticipated holiday film.

Next month, he’ll appear in Garry Marshall‘s latest film, New Year’s Eve, where he’ll share scenes with Sarah Jessica Parker. He’ll even share his first-ever on-screen kisses with Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin.

Jake T Austin Paper Magazine Shoot

The soon-to-be-17-year-old Austin, who has also starred in The Perfect Game and RIO, will appear as Huckleberry Finn in 2013’s Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry FinnHe’ll also serve as KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball pre-show host this year.

 

Click here to read his interview with Paper magazine and see more images from his cover shoot.