Diego Boneta to Star in Rom-Com Musical Podcast “Cupid”

Diego Boneta is joining a new pod(cast)…

The 31-year-old Mexican actor, singer and Luis Miguel: The Series star has signed on to star opposite Naomi Ackie and Rupert Friend in the rom-com musical podcast series Cupid.

Diego BonetaThe QCode production is being written and directed by Katy Cavanagh-Jupe.

Premiering summer 2022, the seven-episode piece will feature original music performed by its lead cast.

Also producing are Cavanagh-Jupe’s production company, Double Garage Films, and Boneta’s production company, Three Amigos.

The modern love story is inspired by Greek mythology. When Aphrodite’s love potion goes missing on Earth, Cupid is held responsible. Zeus strips him of his immortal powers, giving him seven days to find and return the love potion. If Cupid fails, he’ll be condemned for eternity to his father Ares’ brutal bootcamp. With help from a boy on a scooter and a quirky florist called Rose, Cupid embarks upon an epic quest to unmask the real thief and restore the stolen potion safely back to Olympus.

The podcast marks the second series from QCode to feature original music, following last year’s Electric Easy.

Diego Boneta Signs Overall Deal with Prime Video

Diego Boneta is bringing his amigos to Amazon Prime Video

The 31-year-old Mexican actor, singer and producer and his production company Three Amigos have signed an overall deal with Prime Video.

Diego BonetaAs part of the deal, Boneta will produce and star in a full slate of shows in development while also creating movies, series, and reality shows coming to the streaming service beginning in 2023.

All new productions launched as part of this partnership will join Prime Video’s growing slate of Mexican Amazon Originals, along with the thousands of television shows and movies from Hollywood and around the world in the Prime Video catalog.

“We are excited to expand our relationship with Diego Boneta and the entire Three Amigos team,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, in a statement to Deadline. “We can’t wait for our customers to see what’s in store from Diego and Three Amigos as we work to bring compelling new content to Prime Video’s audiences across Mexico and all around the world.”

“As a leading streaming service, Prime Video empowers the incredible creators we work with, and we could not be more excited to begin building new stories with Diego and his team,” said Alonso Aguilar, head of local Amazon Originals, Prime Video Mexico.

Boneta most recently wrapped a successful three-season run on the Telemundo/Netflix bio-series Luis Miguel: The Series, portraying the titular multi-Grammy-winning singer.

He also appeared in Rebelde90210Pretty Little Liars, Underemployed and Scream Queens.

His feature film debut was in 2012’s Rock of Ages from Adam Shankman. Other big-screen credits include The TitanTerminator: Dark FateLove, Weddings, & Other Disasters, and Die in a Gunfight.

Up next, Boneta will star opposite Andy Garcia, Gloria Estefan, Isabela Merced, and Adria Arjona in The Father of the Bride by director Gaz Alazraki. The film premieres on June 16, 2022.

Becky G to Launch New Facebook Watch Series “Face to Face with Becky G” This Week

Becky G putting her best (face to) face forward…

This week, the 24-year-old Mexican American singer/rapper will launch her very own Facebook Watch show, Face to Face with Becky G.

Becky G

“Where I come from means everything to me. Join me and special guests for my new talk show as we tackle the most pressing topics within our community face to face,” Becky G said in the official trailer for the show. “We are celebrating who we are, no matter where we come from or how we identify.”

The first episode of Face to Face with Becky G, which is set to premiere on Tuesday, November 9, will feature Demi Lovato. The two will be engaging in a conversation about what it means to be non-binary, about their personal journey with self-discovery and what it means to live an authentic life. Fans watching the premiere can also expect the two singers to open up about dramatic moments in their life and what it was like for them growing up in the spotlight.

Other guests on Becky’s Facebook Watch show will include Diego BonetaIsabela Merced, Anthony RamosMickey Guyton, Tinashe, Rome Flynn, Chiquis, Manny MUAAngel MerinoChristen Dominique and Sofia Reyes, where they will discuss everything from the evolution of Latinx representation in media to colorism within the Latinx community.

The first episode of Face to Face with Becky G will premiere on Tuesday at 9:00 am PT/12:00 pm ET on Facebook Watch. There are 10 episodes of the show, which will debut weekly on Facebook Watch.

Netflix Renews Diego Boneta’s “Luis Miguel: La Serie” for Third & Final Season

There are more Luismi moments in Diego Boneta’s future…

Netflix has renewed the 30-year-old Mexican singer/actor’s Luis Miguel: La Serie for a third and final season.

Diego Boneta

The announcement comes ahead of the series’ Season 2 finale.

The musical biopic series, a production of MGM and Gato Grande Productions, a joint venture between MGM and Mexican entrepreneurs Miguel Alemán Magnani and Antonio Cue, is touted as the only officially authorized series about the fiercely private titular international Latino sensation and multi-platinum artist.

In Season 2, returning lead Boneta stars as the Grammy and Latin Grammy award-winning Puerto Rican-born Mexican singer Luis Miguel.

Diego Boneta, Luis Miguel: The Series

The show also features Macarena Achaga as ‘Luismi’s’ daughter Michelle Salas; Fernando Guallar as Mauricio Ambrosi; Pablo Cruz Guerrero as Patricio Robles; Juan Ignacio Cane as José Pérez; Teresa Ruiz as Azucena; Valery Sais as young Michelle and Axel Llunas as her younger brother.

The series intimately explores the difficulties Miguel faced to balance his family and his professional life and public persona, from the start of his flourishing career as a child star up to the early aughts.

Details about Season 3’s cast have yet to be confirmed.

The second season of “Luis Miguel: La Serie” was directed by Humberto Hinojosa and Adrian Grunberg, with scripts by Daniel Krauze, Ana Sofia Clerici, Anton Goenechea, Diego Ayala, Karin Valecillos and Paulina Barros.

Mark Burnett, Carla González Vargas, Pablo Cruz and Boneta executive produced.

It premiered worldwide on Netflix on April 18 and consisted of eight, hourlong episodes. Other Season 2 stars include Sergio Basteri; Camila Sodi; Cesar Bordon; Juan Pablo Zurita; Cesar Santana; Martin Bello; Lola Casamayor; Pilar Santacruz; Kevin Holt and Gabriel Nuncio.

Mark Burnett, current chair of MGM Television Group, helped develop the series and led Gato Grande in its first scripted project aimed at the burgeoning U.S. Hispanic market.

Luis Miguel: La Serie was first distributed in Latin America and Spain by Netflix in 2018.

Macarena Achaga to Star Opposite Andy Garcia in “Father of the Bride” Reboot

Macarena Achaga is hearing wedding bells…

The 29-year-old Argentine-Mexican model, actress and singer is set to join Andy Garcia in the Father of the Bride reboot, which Gaz Alazraki will direct.

Macarena Achaga,

The film will revolve around a Cuban-American family, based on a script from Matt Lopez.

The film will tell the story of a father coming to grips with his daughter’s upcoming wedding through the prism of multiple relationships within a big, sprawling Cuban-American family. It will be more of a rom-com than previous versions of film. While this will mark the third iteration of the story, sources say this will be more in the vein of the original Spencer Tracy film and not the Steve Martin franchise from the 1990s.

Achaga will be playing the stepmother to the groom. Gloria Estefan is set to play Garcia’s wife, with Adria Arjona tapped to play the bride-to-be. Diego Boneta is on board to play the groom.

Dede Garner and Jeremy Kleiner will produce for Plan B Entertainment. Garcia and Paul Perez will executive produce.

Achaga stars in Netflix’s international hit series, Luis Miguel, playing Luis’ daughter, Michelle. She also can be seen starring in popular Mexican series such as Amar a MuerteJuliantina and El Candidto.

Lionsgate Acquires North American Rights to Diego Boneta-Starrer “Die in a Gunfight”

Diego Boneta is pulling the trigger stateside…

Lionsgate has acquired the North American rights to Collin Schiffli’s thriller, Die in a Gunfight, starring the 30-year-old Mexican actor/singer.

Diego Boneta

Lionsgate plans to release the film as a multi-platform title this summer.

In the film, starring Alexandra Daddario and Boneta, an unpredictable collection of schemers and killers collide when Ben (Boneta) reconnects with his old flame Mary (Daddario) to fight for their love against cruel fate itself.

Die in a Gunfight is a fresh and contemporary film packed with action, romance and twists at every turn,” said Lauren Bixby, VP of acquisitions and co-productions at Lionsgate. “Helmer Schiffli’s vivid and captivating style creates a high octane, edgy ride.”

“Audiences need fun, adrenaline fueled entertainment more so than ever,” added Schiffli. “I am thrilled and hopeful that Gunfight will deliver some heartfelt eye candy to everyone looking for a summer flick.”

Scripted by Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari, the film also stars Billy Crudup, Travis Fimmel, Justin Chatwin, Wade Allain-Marcus, and Emmanuelle Chriqui.

Producers of Die in a Gunfight include Tom Butterfield, Mark Gordon, Allyson Seeger, Adrian Politowski, Martin Metz, Jonathan Bronfman and Jason Jallet.

The production companies involved are Culmination Productions, Mark Gordon Pictures, Align, Digital Ignition Entertainment and JoBro Productions.

Netflix to Release Season Two of Diego Boneta-Starrer “Luis Miguel: The Series” in April

Diego Boneta is ready for his next round of Sol-shine

Netflix will release the second season of Luis Miguel: The Series, starring the 30-year-old Mexican actor/singer as the Mexican singer known as El Sol de México, on April 18, 2021, via Netflix.

Diego Boneta, Luis Miguel: The Series

The premiere comes almost three years after season one aired on April 22, 2018, and the day before Luis Miguel’s 51st birthday.

“The brighter the sun, the darker the shadows,” reads a 52-second teaser.

The series highlights Luismi‘s childhood, musical career, and the whereabouts of his missing mother, Marcela Basteri.

“The preparation and the process for this were unlike anything I’ve ever done,” Boneta said during Billboard’s 2018 Latin Music Week in Las Vegas. “I pretty much had a year to only prepare for this, which is an insane amount of time.”

 

Netflix revealed that a new episode of Luis Miguel: The Series will air every Sunday starting on April 18.

MUBI Acquires UK/Ireland Rights to Michel Franco’s Diego Boneta-Starrer “New Order”

Diego Boneta’s latest film is heading across the pond…

Arthouse outfit MUBI has acquired all UK and Ireland rights to Michel Franco’s Venice Film Festival drama New Order, starring the 29-year-old Mexican singer and actor.

Diego Boneta

The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival and won the Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize.

Conceived six years ago, Franco’s timely class conflict drama sees a high-society wedding interrupted by the arrival of unwelcome guests as protests rage on the streets.

Parasite distributor Neon recently picked up the North American rights for the Spanish-language film. It will next play at BFI London Film Festival and Chicago International Film Festival. The movie also played at San Sebastian Film Festival and made its North American debut at Toronto.

Written, produced and directed by Franco, the film features an ensemble cast comprised of Boneta, Naian González Norvind, Darío Yazbek BernalLisa OwenFernando CuautleMónica Del CarmenEligio MeléndezPatricia Bernal, Roberto Medina, Enrique Singer and Gustavo Sánchez Parra. 

Boneta served as an executive producer on the project.

Macarena Achaga to Star in Season Two of Netflix & Gato Grande’s “Luis Miguel: The Series”

Macarena Achaga is joining El Sol de Mexico’s entourage…

The 28-year-old Argentine actress/model has joined the cast of Netflix and MGM’s Gato Grande’s popular Spanish-language show Luis Miguel: The Series for the upcoming second season, which is currently taping after being delayed earlier this year due to the pandemic.

Macarena Achaga

In addition to Achaga, who will portray Michelle, new additions to the cast include Fernando Guallar as Mauricio Ambrosi, Pablo Cruz Guerrero as Patricio Robles, Juan Ignacio Cane as José Pérez, Teresa Ruiz as Azucena, Valery Sais as young Michelle, and Axel Llunas as young Sergio Basteri.

They join previously announced Diego Boneta, Camila Sodi, Cesar Bordon, Juan Pablo Zurita, Cesar Santana, Martin Bello, Lola Casamayor, Pilar Santacruz, Kevin Holt and Gabriel Nuncio.

The story, told in two different timelines, will explore the difficulties of balancing Luis Miguel’s family and professional life. It’s due to launch on Netflix next year. Sources say a third season is in the works, but the streamer hasn’t confirmed the news yet.

Directed by Humberto Hinojosa and Adrian Grunberg, scripts come from Daniel Krauze, Ana Sofia Clerici, Anton Goenechea, Diego Ayala, Karin Valecillos and Paulina Barros.

Mark Burnett, Carla González Vargas and Pablo Cruz are executive producers, with Carolina Leconte and Jaime Ramos producers.

Achaga was recently seen in Amazon series El Candidato. She is known in Latin America as a former band member of Mexican-Argentine pop group Eme 15 and for roles in series including Gossip Girl: Acapulco. Her breakout role came in the Televisa soap Amar A Muerte, where she featured in one of the first significant lesbian storylines in primetime Mexican television. Her character was then spun off into 2019 miniseries Juliantina.

Neon Acquires Rights to Michel Franco’s Diego Boneta-Starrer “New Order”

Diego Boneta is bringing some Order to the U.S.

Neon has acquired the North American rights to Mexican filmmaker Michel Franco’s latest feature New Order, starring the 29-year-old Mexican singer and actor.

Diego Boneta

The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival and won the Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize.

Conceived six years ago, Franco’s timely class conflict drama sees a high-society wedding interrupted by the arrival of unwelcome guests as protests rage on the streets..

Neon intends a theatrical release that’ll be announced at a later date. The film will next play at BFI London Film Festival and Chicago International Film Festival. It also played at San Sebastian Film Festival and made its North American debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Written, produced and directed by Franco, the film features an ensemble cast comprised of Boneta, Naian González Norvind, Darío Yazbek BernalLisa OwenFernando CuautleMónica Del CarmenEligio MeléndezPatricia Bernal, Roberto Medina, Enrique Singer and Gustavo Sánchez Parra.