Fernández to Star in the Spanish-Language Thriller “Vulcania”

Spain’s rising star Miquel Fernández is about to thrill audiences in his next leading role…

The 34-year-old Spanish actor has been cast in the Spanish-language thriller Vulcania.

Miquel Fernández

Fernandez will star opposite fellow Spanish talent Aura Garrido in the film, which is being produced by Zentropa.

Based on an original screenplay from Diego Soto, the film will be the directorial debut of Jose Skaf.

Zentropa Spain, Zentropa Sweden and France’s Film 1Vast will work together on the production.

The thriller-drama is set in an industrial dystopia from which nobody escapes, according to the film’s lead producer David Matamoros.

Vulcania is scheduled to start shooting in May in Spain and has attached two of the fastest-rising young Spanish actors to star.

Fernandez was previously featured in Family United and The End, while Garrido was in The Body and Stockholm.

The film project was part of the Paris-based showcase “Small is Biutiful”, backed by the Cannes Market. In Spain, the film has the support of public broadcasters TVE and TV3, the Spanish Film Institute, the Catalan Film Institute and Ibermedia, among others.

Garcia’s Alcatraz Premieres Tonight

He played one of the most beloved characters on ABC’s Lost… And, now Jorge Garcia heading back to a different island… Alcatraz!

The 38-year-old half-Cuban/half-Chilean American actor will be returning to television on Fox’s highly anticipated series Alcatraz.


Premiering tonight, the midseason show presents Garcia as amateur Alcatraz historian Diego Soto, called upon by the government to investigate when inmates from the ’60s mysteriously start showing up in the present day.

Alcatraz has plenty of intrigue, but also plenty of comic relief from Garcia, who can effortlessly charm his way through the thickest of mysteries.


So how did Garcia, who didn’t know what his next role would be after winning the hearts of millions on Lost, end up on another J.J. Abrams-produced project?

“It was a weird moment of serendipity, in a way,” Garcia tells NYMag.com. “I came back to California and went back into my acting class. I was at one point sitting in that class thinking, Well, let’s see. It’ll probably be a while probably before I get, like, a big job. But right now, I could probably get work playing experts of some kind. And I actually did say ‘experts’ to myself. Then like, a day or so after that, suddenly they released a breakdown, or a character breakdown, for the Alcatraz script. And this part that I already knew they were looking at me for was described as an ‘expert.’”

So is Garcia worried about comparisons between his character on Alcatraz and his beloved Hurley on Lost?

“I’m not worried about it. I’m assuming that they’re going to happen. Ever since Lost ended — actually, correct that, even while Lost was still on, people were looking for what was going to be the next Lost,” says Garcia. “So I wasn’t that concerned. I figured I’m not going to be able to stop these people from trying to make a point of comparison. From the moment I got cast [in Alcatraz], I just knew it was going to be stuff like, ‘From one island to another,’ or those types of little clichés that they’ll use to describe my new job.”

Alcatraz’s two-hour premiere airs tonight on Fox at 8:00 pm ET.