Natalia Cordova-Buckley to Star on Season Two of AppleTV+’s “The Mosquito Coast”

Natalia Cordova-Buckley will be swatting at mosquitoes

The 39-year-old Mexican-American actress and Ian Hart have joined the cast of Apple TV+ series The Mosquito Coast as Season 2 regulars.

Natalia Cordova-BuckleyCordova-Buckley and Hart join returning stars Justin TherouxMelissa GeorgeLogan Polish, and Gabriel Bateman.

The Mosquito Coast follows the events prior to Paul Theroux’s famed 1981 novel about obsessed, idealist inventor Allie Fox, who is on the run from the U.S. government and uproots his family for Mexico.

The series is created for television and executive produced by Neil Cross.

The Mosquito Coast is a Fremantle Production for Apple TV+.

Cordova-Buckley most recently appeared in the third season of FX’s Mayans M.C. and the CBS series Coyote.

She is most notably known for her portrayal of one of the rare Latina superheroes, Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez, in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Aubrey Plaza to Star in MGM’s “Child’s Play” Remake

Aubrey Plaza is ready for a little child’s play

The 34-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress will star in MGM’s Child’s Play remake for Orion Pictures.

Aubrey Plaza

Plaza will appear opposite Gabriel Bateman and Brian Tyree Henry in the film.

Bateman will take on the role as Andy, Plaza will play Andy’s mom Karen, and Henry is Mike. Those characters originated in the 1988 version, which went on to gross $44 million worldwide, spawned six sequels, and created one of the most well-known characters in the horror genre.

Polaroid helmer Lars Klevberg is set to direct the film, which will mark Klevberg’s second feature.

The plot, based on the original, follows a mother (Plaza) who gives her son (Bateman) a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.

Filming is currently underway in Vancouver.

Blue Fox Entertainment Secures Worldwide Rights to Alfred Molina’s “Saint Judy”

Alfred Molina’s Saintwill go marching in around the world…

Blue Fox Entertainment has secured the worldwide rights to Saint Judy, a biopic centered on immigration attorney Judy Wood starring the 65-year-old half-Spanish actor.

Alfred Molina

Directed by Sean Hanish, the film stars Michelle Monaghan, Leem Lubany, Common, Molina, Alfre Woodard, Peter Krause, Gabriel Bateman, Ben Schnetzer, Mykelti Williamson, Waleed Zuaiter, Kevin Chapman and Aimee Garcia.

The film follows Judy, a single mother in her mid-30’s, who single-handedly changed the U.S. law of asylum. In a landmark case, Ms. Wood represented an Afghan woman who fled her home country after being persecuted by the Taliban for opening a school for girls. Against all odds, Ms. Wood fought a tenacious battle both in and out of court, which culminated in arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. By winning the case, she changed the Law of Asylum nationwide, allowing women to be designated a protected class – saving the lives of not only her client but thousands of other female refugees. 

Blue Fox will launch international sales at the Toronto Film Festivaland will release the film domestically early next year.

Dmitry Portnoy wrote the original screenplay.

The film was produced by Cannonball Production, with Molina serving as an executive producer.

Sanchez to Star in Brandon Camp’s “Benji” Movie Remake

It’s dog days ahead for Kiele Sanchez

The 39-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress is set to star in director Brandon Camp’s retelling of his father Joe Camp’s 1974 Benji movie.

Kiele Sanchez

In addition to Sanchez, whose credits include the television series Kingdom and the film Purge: Anarchy, the film will also star Gabriel Bateman, Darby Camp, Will Rothhaar, Angus Sampson and Jerod Haynes.

The film, which is already in production in New Orleans, also boasts renowned animal consultant Mark Forbes as head trainer, whose work has been seen in such movies as We Bought a Zoo, Marley & Me and Doctor Dolittle.