Netflix Renews Xolo Maridueña’s “Cobra Kai” for Sixth & Final Season

Xolo Maridueña has one karate fight left…

Netflix has renewed Cobra Kai, starring the 21-year-old Mexican, Cuban, and Ecuadorian American actor, for a sixth and final season.

Xolo MaridueñaThe final run, which promises to be “the biggest and baddest” season of all, is set to begin production in late spring, according to Deadline.

The news was announced Friday in a letter to fans by series creators Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg.

In it, the trio shared a tribute to the world of The Karate Kid, a universe they loved so much as kids when they couldn’t have imagined they’d one day grow up to expand into a six-season series.

Not only did they bring the stories of underdog-turned-hero Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and misunderstood bully Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) to legions of OG fans, they also inspired a whole new generation.

Cobra Kai takes place more than 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, with the continuation of the inescapable conflict between Daniel and Johnny — but now their families also are involved. Had these two men grown up enough in the present day to make amends? Or even, dare fans dream, become friends?

The series welcomed a stacked list of new characters played by Maridueña, Courtney Henggeler, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, Jacob Bertrand, Peyton List, Vanessa Rubio, Dallas Dupree Young, Alicia Hannah-Kim, and Gianni DeCenzo.

It also has featured the return of familiar faces from the movie franchise including Yuji Okumoto, Martin Kove, Thomas Ian Griffith, Elisabeth Shue, Sean Kanan, Robyn Lively and Tamlyn Tomita, among others.

One of the only faces missing is Hilary Swank, who portrayed Julie Pierce in 1994’s The Next Karate Kid. Heald, Hurwitz, and Schlossberg have remained mum on the possibility in various conversations with Deadline, as has Swank. It’s going to be the final battle — at least for now — and anything goes.

Cobra Kai is written and executive produced by Heald, Hurwitz and Schlossberg via their production company, Counterbalance Entertainment. Will Smith, James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett executive produce for Westbrook Entertainment along with Susan Ekins in association with Sony Pictures Television. Macchio and Zabka also serve as executive producers.

Morrone to Star in Eli Roth’s Action Crime Film “Death Wish”

Camila Morrone has a death wish…

The Argentine model and actress has been cast in Eli Roth’s action crime film Death Wish.

Camila Morrone

Morrone will star opposite Beau Knapp, Bruce WillisVincent D’Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Dean Norris, Mike Epps, Kimberly Elise and Ronnie Gene Blevins in MGM’s remake of the 1974 Charles Bronson film.

The film centers on Paul Kersey (Willis), whose life is destroyed by a violent crime against his wife and daughter. Frustrated that the bad guys were not brought to justice for the nefarious act inflicted on his family, he starts hunting for the perpetrators himself.

The screenplay was written by Dean Georgaris and Roth, from an original draft by Joe Carnahan.

Filming is underway in Montreal.

Morrone, who has appeared on the cover of Vogue, made her acting debut in James Franco‘s film Bukowski.

Trailer Released for Gomez’s Arresting New Film “Behaving Badly”

Selena Gomez has found herself on the wrong side of the law.

The 21-year-old half-Mexican American actress/singer gets tangled up with the law in the just-released trailer for the upcoming comedy Behaving Badly.

Selena Gomez in Behaving Badly

Gomez is hauled off in handcuffs by police from a house party and taken into custody in the clip.

“This is the most exciting thing I’ve ever done,” she says at one point.

The film follows Rick Stevens (portrayed by Nat Wolff) who is willing to do whatever it takes to try and win the heart of his popular classmate Nina Pennington (Gomez). He also has to fend off unwanted advances from cougar (Elisabeth Shue) and sultry defense attorney (Heather Graham).

Gomez’s co-stars include Dylan McDermott, Mary-Louise Parker, Gary Busey, and Jason Lee.

Based on Ric Browde‘s novel While I’m Dead Feed the Dog, the movie will hit theaters across the country on August 1.

Vertical Entertainment to Release Gomez’s Comedy “Behaving Badly” in August

Selena Gomez will be behaving badly in August…

Vertical Entertainment has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Behaving Badly, which stars the 21-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress and former Disney Channel star.

Selena Gomez

Directed by Tim Garrick, the comedy centers on a guy who’s so smitten that he makes a bet with a mobster’s son.

Nat Wolff stars as the guy trying to land the woman of his dreams (portrayed by Gomez). Along the way he deals with his best friend’s randy mom (Elisabeth Shue), his drug-abusing boss (Dylan McDermott), a perverted principal (Patrick Warburton), a priest with a secret (Jason Lee), a sultry defense attorney (Heather Graham), and a patron saint who dispenses cryptic advice (Mary-Louise Parker).

Cary Elwes and Gary Busey also co-star in the film, which was written Garrick and Scott Russell based on Ric Browde’s book While I’m Dead … Feed The Dog.

Vertical Entertainment plans to release Behaving Badly in U.S. theaters in August.