The 37-year-old Mexican American actor has been cast in director David O. Russell’s next film.
The Sony Pictures drama, which was formerly known as American Bullshit, is inspired by the true story of a notorious financial con artist and his mistress/partner in crime, who were forced to work with an overly ambitious federal agent to turn the tables on other con artists, mobsters and politicians.
Peña joins a cast that includes Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence.
The 37-year-old Mexican American actor has landed the lead role in Fox’s drama pilot The List.
The project, from Paul Zbyszewski, Ruben Fleischer and 20th Century Fox Television, revolves around an intense deputy U.S. Marshal who must hunt down the person who stole “the list,” a file with the identities of every member of the federal witness protection program, when people on that list start getting picked off.
Peña’s character is described as a ruggedly attractive, oddly charismatic man, a notoriously quirky maverick who often gets into trouble with the bureaucracy.
Michael Peña could have another blockbuster on his hands…
The 36-year-old Mexican American actor appears in the just released trailer for his latest drama Gangster Squad
Immediately after the theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, Warner Bros. pulled the original trailer, which featured a scene of gangsters rushing into a theater and gunning down moviegoers.
The original trailer was run prior to showing of The Dark Knight Rises, which was screening in the auditorium where the Colorado tragedy took place.
Warner Bros. even pushed back the film’s release from September 7 to January 11 to put some distance between the theater tragedy and Gangster Squad’s opening, as well as allow Warner Bros to cut the offending scene and film a new version in a different setting.