Eva Longoria to Star Opposite Eddie Murphy in Amazon MGM’s Heist Comedy “The Pickup”

Eva Longoria is readying for a heist

The 48-year-old Mexican American actress, director and producer will star in Amazon MGM’s heist comedy The Pickup opposite Eddie Murphy.

Eva LongoriaLongoria will star alongside fellow new cast additions Ismael Cruz Cordova (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power), Jack Kesy and Marshawn Lynch (Bottoms).

Details as to their roles are under wraps, as is the plot of the film. Others set for roles, as previously announced, are Pete Davidson, Keke Palmer and Andrew Dice Clay.

Tim Story (The Blackening) is directing from a script by Matt Mider and Kevin Burrows. Producers include John Davis and John Fox for Davis Entertainment; Murphy and Charisse Hewitt-Webster for Eddie Murphy Productions; and Story for The Story Company.

Recently making her feature directorial debut with the dramedy Flamin’ Hot, which brought Searchlight its biggest ever streaming premiere as the first title ever to debut simultaneously on Hulu and Disney+, Longoria’s most recently appeared on screen in the TIFF drama Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, as well as the Oscar-nominated anthology Tell It Like a Woman. Up next, she’ll be seen starring on the Apple TV+ series Land of Women, based on Sandra Barneda’s bestseller, as well as the fourth season of Hulu’s hit comedy Only Murders in the Building.

Longoria is best known for her starring role in Desperate Housewives.

Best known for his role as Silvan Elf Arondir on Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, which is expected to return for its second season this year, Cordova prior to that was seen in notable roles on HBO’s The Undoing, Epix’Berlin Station, Showtime’s Ray Donovan and CBS’s The Good Wife. His feature credits include FinestkindMary Queen of Scots and Sony’s remake of Miss Bala.

Jacob Elordi to Star in Guillermo del Toro’s Netflix Film “Frankenstein”

Jacob Elordi is preparing for a monstrous role…

The 26-year-old half-Spanish Australian actor will form part of the all-star ensemble cast of Oscar-winning filmmaker’s Guillermo del Toro’s Frankenstein at Netflix.

Jacob Elordi,Elordi will play the iconic monster, replacing Andrew Garfield, who fell out due to strike postponements that led to scheduling conflicts.

The Saltburn actor joins a cast that includes Christoph Waltz, Felix Kammerer, Lars Mikkelsen, David Bradley and Christian Convery.

Oscar Isaac, who will play Victor Frankenstein, and Mia Goth are set to star in the pic.

del Toro is writing, directing and producing alongside J. Miles Dale, who served as a producer on del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities for Netflix.

The classic Mary Shelley novel follows Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant but egotistical scientist who brings a creature to life in a monstrous experiment that ultimately leads to the undoing of both the creator and his tragic creation.

del Toro has been developing the Frankenstein project for some time and long has wanted to make a movie centered on the iconic story. It is unknown whether his version would be a period pic or set in modern times.

Elordi has had a busy stretch with multiple awards-season films bowing including the Amazon MGM Studios film Saltburn, in which he starred opposite Barry Keoghan. He also played Elvis Presley in A24’s Priscilla directed by Sofia Coppola.

Jennifer Lopez to Release “This Is Me…Now” Album with Companion Film in February 2024

Jennifer Lopez is celebrating Valentine’s Day in a special way…

The 54-year-old Puerto Rican superstar’s first studio album in a decade, This Is Me…Now, has been set for release on February 16, 2024.

Jennifer LopezAdditionally, there will also be a movie “inspired by the music” released on the same date. Amazon MGM Studios has acquired and will release Nuyorican Productions’ This Is Me…Now: The Film on Prime Video worldwide.

The release of This Is Me…Now celebrates the anniversary of its sister album, This is Me…Then, which was released 20 years ago.

The new album, written and executive-produced by Lopez and Rogét Chayed, along with Angel Lopez, Jeff “Gitty” Gitelman, HitBoy, Tay Keith and INK among others, will combine R&B, pop, hip-hop and Lopez’s vocals.

This is Me…Now: The Film is described as “a narrative driven, intimate, reflective, sexy, funny, fantastical musical and visual reimagining of [Lopez’s] publicly scrutinized love life”.

The official press release for the launch describes the project as follows: “Along with Director Dave Meyers, Lopez creates a genre-redefining immersive cinematic experience: an extravagant visual and sonic feast with impressive choreography, star studded cameos, costumes, sets and blockbuster-worthy visuals. Although an astonishing vivid spectacle, the film is ultimately a heartfelt ode to JL’s journey of self-healing and everlasting belief in fairytale endings. Audiences will be captivated and leave hopeful that true love can be more than a dream.”

Jennifer LopezCan’t Get Enough, the first single from This Is Me…Now: The Album, will be released on Wednesday, January 10, 2024.