Salma Hayek Pinault is pawing her way back to the big screen…
The 55-year-old Mexican actress will reprise the role of Kitty Softpaws in the long-awaited Puss in Bootsmovie sequel The Last Wish.
Hayek will re-team with Antonio Banderas, who voices the titular feline character, on the animated film.
Hayek and Banderas will contend with a third amigo this time around as Harvey Guillén (makes his franchise debut in the role of Perro, Kitty and Puss’ canine associate.
Also part of the A-list ensemble is Florence Pugh, Olivia Colman, Wagner Moura, Ray Winstone, John Mulaney, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Anthony Mendez and Samson Kayo.
The Last Wish follows the daring outlaw Puss in Boots as he discovers that his passion for peril and disregard for safety have taken their toll.
The original film, released in 2011, was aShrek spinoff following Puss’ adventures prior to his debut appearance in Shrek 2. Puss in Boots made more than $149 million at the domestic box office, and close to $555 million worldwide.
Talks of a follow-up go as far back as 2014. Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives & 40 Thieveswas announced in June of that year with DreamWorks Animation setting a November release date. It was delayed by a month before it was removed from the schedule due to restructuring at DreamWorks.
After many more internal changes, The Last Wish finally received a September 23, 2022, release date with Banderas’ return confirmed.
Joel Crawford and Januel Mercado serve as director and co-director of The Last Wish, respectively; Mark Swift will produce.
The film is executive produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri. Universal is set to handle distribution.
The first trailer for the project will debut March 15.
Nominations for the 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards have been revealed, with the 52-year-old Puerto Rican Oscar-winning actor earning his first-ever nod.
del Toro is nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series or Movie category for his role as convicted murderer in Showtime’s seven-episode series Escape At Dannemora.
The show is based on a real-life 2015 prison break and explores the dynamics between convicts Richard Matt (del Toro) and David Sweat (Paul Dano) and prison worker Joyce “Tilly” Mitchell (Patricia Arquette), who ultimately helped them escape.
John Leguizamo, an Emmy winner in 1998 for his semi-autobiographical HBO one-man show Freak, has earned his second consecutive Emmy nod in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie category.
The 54-year-old Colombian actor and stand0-up comedian, a nominee last year for his role in the limited television series Waco, is nominated for his role in the Netflixminiseries When They See Us.
Anthony Mendez has picked up his third nomination in the Outstanding Narrator category.
The bilingual Latino voice actor, who earned two Emmy nods his narrating the CW’s Jane the Virgin, is nominated in the Outstanding Narrator category for narrating USA’s documentary series Wonders of Mexico.
Emmy-winner Tessandra Chavez has earned a nod in the Outstanding Choreography For Variety or Reality Programming category for her work with the contemporary dance company she founded Unity LA, and their routines on NBC’s World of Dance. She’s up against fellow Latino choreographers and World of Dancechoreographers Melvin “Timtim” Rogador and Karen Forcano & Ricardo Vega.
Other Latino nominees include Hanna cinematographer Dana Gonzales in the Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (One Hour) category and RGB editor Carla Gutierrez in theOutstanding Picture Editing For A Nonfiction Program category.
The 2019 Emmy Awards will air on September 22 on Fox.
Here’s the list of some of the high-profile Latino nominees and their competition:
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie Jared Harris as Valery Legasov, Chernobyl Benicio del Toro as Richard Matt, Escape At Dannemora Sam Rockwell as Bob Fosse, Fosse/Verdon Mahershala Ali as Wayne Hays, True Detective Hugh Grant as Jeremy Thorpe, A Very English Scandal Jharrel Jerome as Korey Wise, When They See Us
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie Stellan Skarsgård as Boris Shcherbina, Chernobyl Paul Dano as David Sweat, Escape At Dannemora Ben Whishaw as Norman, A Very English Scandal Asante Blackk as Kevin Richardson, When They See Us John Leguizamo as Raymond Santana, Sr., When They See Us Michael K. Williams as Bobby McCray, When They See Us
Outstanding Narrator Angela Bassett, Narrator, The Flood Liev Schreiber, Narrator, The Many Lives of Nick Buoniconti Sir David Attenborough, Narrator, Our Planet Juliet Stevenson, Narrator, Queens Of Mystery Charles Dance, Narrator, Savage Kingdom Anthony Mendez, Narrator, Wonders Of Mexico
Outstanding Choreography For Variety Or Reality Programming Travis Wall, Choreographer, So You Think You Can Dance Luther Brown, Choreographer, So You Think You Can Dance Melvin “Timtim” Rogador, Choreographer, World Of Dance Suresh Mukund, Choreographer, World Of Dance Karen Forcano, Choreographer & Ricardo Vega, Choreographer, World Of Dance Tessandra Chavez, Choreographer, World Of Dance
Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (One Hour) Jonathan Freeman, ASC, Director of Photography, Game Of Thrones Zoë White, Director of Photography, The Handmaid’s Tale Colin Watkinson, Director of Photography, The Handmaid’s Tale Dana Gonzales, ASC, Director of Photography Gonzalo Amat, Director of Photography, The Man In The High Castle M. David Mullen, ASC, Director of Photography, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Robert McLachlan, ASC, Director of Photography, Ray Donovan
Outstanding Picture Editing For A Nonfiction Program Tom Patterson, Editor, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Bob Eisenhardt, ACE, Editor, Free Solo Jules Cornell, Editor, Leaving Neverland Carla Gutierrez, ACE, Editor, RBG Michael Harte, Editor, Three Identical Strangers
The Television Academy has announced the nominees for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards, with the 57-year-old Cuban actor and comedian earning his first career nomination.
Nuñez, best known for his SAG Award-winning role on NBC‘s The Office, picked up the nod in the Outstanding Actor In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series category for his performance in the History Channel‘s The Crossroads of History.
Anthony Mendez has picked up his second consecutive nomination in the Outstanding Narrator category for narrating the CW‘s Jane the Virgin. Mendez faces stiff competition from the likes of Hollywood A-Listers Adrien Brody and Laurence Fishburne.
Fred Armisen has earned his fourth nomination in the Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series for co-writing IFC’s Portlandia. The 49-year-old half-Venezuelan actor and former Saturday Night Live star co-created the sketch-comedy series, which that parodies life in Portland, Oregon, with Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel.
Goya Award-nominee Victor Reyes has picked up the first two Emmy nominations of his career. The 54-year-old Spanish composer earned nods in the Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score) and Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music categories for his musical work on AMC’s series The Night Manager.
He’ll face off against Rodrigo Amarante in the Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music category. The Brazilian singer-songwriter picked up his first Emmy nod for his musical work on Netflix’s series Narcos.
The 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will broadcast live at 5 p.m. PT Sunday, Sept. 18 on ABC.
The 31-year-old Cuban American actress has joined the cast of the upcoming live reading of the 2011 Black list script El Fuego Caliente.
Melanie Lynskey and Don Cheadle have also come on board, joining previously announced cast members Roselyn Sanchez, Jaime Camil, Judy Reyes, Stephanie Beatriz, Diego Boneta, Ben Schwartz, and narrator Anthony Mendez.
Written by Schwartz, who is also directing the live read, the story is a remake of Soapdish that follows telenovela icon Penelope, who desperately dreams of escaping to Hollywood stardom. After a jealous costar and conniving producer resurrect her character’s previously-killed off ex-lover, Penelope’s life becomes crazier than the show on which she stars.
The live read of El Fuego Caliente happens at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood, Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8:00 PM.