Amazon Studios Releases First Trailer of Coral Peña’s Coming-of-Age Drama “Chemical Hearts”

Here’s a look into Coral Peña’s heart(s)…

Amazon Studios has released the first trailer for Lili Reinhart’s coming-of-age drama Chemical Hearts, featuring the Dominican actress.

Coral Peña

Based on the novel by Krystal Sutherland, the film hits Amazon Prime Video on Friday, August 21.

Reinhart plays Grace Town, a high school transfer student still recuperating, physically and emotionally, from a car crash that she doesn’t talk about. She meets classmate Henry Page (Austin Abrams), and, as the Amazon description says, Henry soon “learns the heartbreaking secret that has changed her life” and “finds himself falling in love with her — or at least the person he thinks she is.”

Written, directed and produced by Richard Tanne, Chemical Hearts also stars Peña, Sarah Jones, Adhir Kalyan, Kara Young, and C.J. Hoff.

Peña’s previous credits include 24: Legacy, Blue Bloods and The Enemy Within.

CBS Films/eOne to Release Michael Garza’s “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” in August

Michael Garza is going Dark next year…

CBS Films/eOne’s feature take on Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, starring the 18-year-old Latino actor, will open on August 9 next year.

 Michael Garza

From Oscarwinner Guillermo del Toro, who is co-writing and producing, the film is being directed by André Øvredal.

The movie centers on a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding sudden and macabre deaths in a small town. The film is based on Alvin Schwartz’s young adult novel series, which del Toro has long been a fan of and owns ten of the books’ original illustrations by Stephen Gammell.

del Toro wrote with Daniel Hageman & Kevin Hageman, and the Shape of Water filmmaker is producing with Sean DanielElizabeth Grave, Jason F. Brown, and J. Miles Dale. 

In addition to Garza, who starred in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Wayward Pines, the film also stars Zoe CollettiGabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean NorrisGil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur and Natalie Ganzhorn.

Michael Garza to Star in the Film Adaptation of Alvin Schwartz’s YA Novel Series “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”

Michael Garza is ready for a little scary storytelling

The 18-year-old Latino actor has been cast in the CBS Films/eOne feature film adaptation of Alvin Schwartz’s YA novel series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

Michael Garza

In Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark a group of horrific deaths have impacted a small town and it’s up to a group of teens to solve them.

In addition to Garza, recently added cast members include Austin AbramsGabriel Rush, Austin Zajur and Natalie Ganzhorn.

They join Zoe Colletti in the André Øvredal-directed movie.

“We spent months searching for and assembling the perfect group of actors to help us realize the most terrifying adaptation that we could conceive,” said Øvredal.

Producer and screenwriter Guillermo del Toro agreed, adding, “I am honored to support Andre’s vision and, with our partners, to bring the incredible world of Scary Stories to the screen.”

del Toro has been a longtime fan of the book series and owns ten of the books’ original illustrations by Stephen Gammell.

Kevin Hageman and Dan Hageman co-wrote the screenplay with The Shape of Water Oscar-winner del Toro and Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan, adapting from Schwartz’s books.

CBS Films will release the film in the U.S. via their partnership with Lionsgate.

Garza’s credits include Wayward Pines and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.