Jesse Garcia to Star in the Eva Longoria-Directed “Flamin’ Hot” Film

It’s a flamin’ hot time for Jesse Garcia.

The 38-year-old Mexican American actor and former Quinceañera star has landed the lead role in Eva Longoria’s feature directorial debut Flamin’ Hot from Searchlight Pictures and Franklin Entertainment.

Jesse Garcia

Garcia will play Richard Montanez, the architect of the Flamin’ Hot Cheeto, while Annie Gonzalez of Gentefied will portray his wife, Judy.

Flamin’ Hot tells the true life story of Richard Montanez, the Frito Lay janitor who took inspiration from his Mexican American heritage to create Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, the snack that disrupted the food industry and became a pop culture phenomenon.

Desperate Housewives actress and Telenovela, Grand Hoteland Devious Maids EP Longoria beat out several directors for the job after impressing Franklin and Searchlight with her authentic approach to the project.

“It has been my biggest priority to make sure we are telling Richard Montañez’s story authentically,” said Longoria in a statement. “I am so happy to have two extremely talented and fellow Mexican-Americans on board in these pivotal roles. Jesse and Annie have a deep understanding of our community and will be able to help tell this story of great importance for our culture.”

Also new to Flamin’ Hot is scribe Linda Yvette Chavez who has come aboard for revisions on the Lewis Colick-penned screenplay. Chavez is the creator of Netflix’s Gentefied and she’s also adapting I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter at the streamer for America Ferrera’s upcoming directorial debut.

Garcia appears in the Searchlight Pictures title Under the Same Moon, alongside Kate del Castillo and Ferrera. He has been widely recognized for his role in the highly acclaimed Quinceañera winner of the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. For his performance as Carlos, Garcia was nominated and won the prestigious ALMA Award (American Latino Media Arts) as Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture in 2007. Garcia can also be seen in The Avengers.

Gonzalez is a Chicana actress and East Los Angeles native. She grew up singing with the band Quetzal, (which has been a noted force in the Chicano movement), was one of the original dancers on Jamm X Kids for the WB and has been appearing on TV since the age of 10. She is most known for her roles in Gentefied, Vida, Shameless, and Legion. She was recently cast in the ABC pilot, Bucktown starring opposite Jane Lynch and Nicole Richie. Gonzalez also has a YouTube page with videos dedicated to her thoughts on spirituality, self-love, peace, positivity and living life as a Latina.

Jesse Garcia to Star in Michael Bay’s Action Feature “Ambulance”

Jesse Garcia is calling 9-1-1…

The 39-year-old Spanish and Mexican American actor has joined the cast of Michael Bay’s Endeavor ContentUniversal Pictures action feature Ambulance

Jesse Garcia

Garcia joins a growing cast that includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Eiza Gonzalez, Garret DillahuntA Martinez, Keir O’DonnellMoses Ingram, rapper Wale FolarinCedric SandersJackson WhiteColin Woodell and Olivia Stambouliah.

Ambulance is based on the original Danish film Ambulancen and is in the spirit of such 1990s action films as Speed and Bad BoysChris Fedak wrote the original screenplay.

Garcia recently wrapped the new season of Narcos and was attached to the Marvel/Hulu series Ghost Rider before it was stalled. Garcia plays Ranger Freddie Gonzalez in the El Rey Network’s From Dusk Till DawnHe is also known for the award-winning film Quinceañera, written and directed by Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer, executive produced by Todd Haynes. The film won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival in the Dramatic Independent Feature Competition. Garcia won Best Actor at the 2007 ALMA Awards for his role as Carlos, a troubled gay teenager.  In 2012, Garcia played a supporting role in The Avengers, in addition to roles in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and Manifest Destiny. His TV work also includes Edward James Olmos’ movie Walkout for HBO, recurring roles on Sons of Anarchy, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and The Shield

Jesse Garcia to Star on Netflix’s “Narcos: Mexico”

Jesse Garcia is joining the drug war…

The 36-year-old Latino actor has landed a series regular role opposite Diego Luna and Michael Peña on Narcos: Mexico, the upcoming fourth season of Netflix’s drug trafficking drama series.

Jesse Garcia 

After three seasons in Colombia in the pre- and post-Pablo Escobar world, Narcos has moved to Mexico, where it explores the origins of the modern drug war by going back to its roots, beginning at a time when the Mexican trafficking world was a loose and disorganized confederation of independent growers and dealers.

The new installment follows the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s as Félix Gallardo (Luna) takes the helm, unifying traffickers in order to build an empire. When DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Peña) moves his wife and young son from California to Guadalajara to take on a new post, he quickly learns that his assignment will be more challenging than he ever could have imagined. As Kiki garners intelligence on Félix and becomes more entangled in his mission, a tragic chain of events unfold, affecting the drug trade and the war against it for years to come.

Garciawill reportedly portray a DEA agent who volunteers for a dangerous assignment in Mexico.

Garcia played Ranger Freddie Gonzalez in the El Rey Network’s From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series and stars in the upcoming feature film Collision. Best known for his award-winning film Quinceañera, Garcia’s television work also includes Edward James OlmosHBO movie Walkout and recurring roles on Sons of Anarchy, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and The Shield.

Narcos: Mexico premieres November 16 on Netflix.

de la Reguera to Star in El Rey Network’s “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”

It’s a new Dawn for Ana de la Reguera

The 39-year-old Mexican actress has joined the cast of El Rey Network’s From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.

Ana de la Reguera

de la Reguera will be joined by Chilean martial artist, actor and stuntman Marko Zaror for the show’s upcoming third season.

A reimagining of Robert Rodriguez’s 1996 movie, which Miramax released at the time, the television show expands on the supernatural crime saga revolving around brothers Seth and Richie Gecko.

Season 3 will continue their saga as they fight the culebra underworld.

de la Reguera will recur as Lord Venganza Verdugo, one of the seven remaining culebra lords whose ancient roots and personal history put them at the center of an epic clash between good and evil.

Zaror is Zolo, an Aztec warrior trained in hell.

Additionally, Emily Rios will reprise her Season 2 role as Ximena, the no-nonsense lieutenant of Lord Venganza.

They join the returning ensemble cast that includes D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Eiza González, Jesse Garcia, Madison Davenport, Brandon Soo Hoo and Jake Busey.

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is produced by Miramax in association with Rodriguez International Pictures, FactoryMade Ventures and Sugarcane Entertainment.

El Rey Network Renews Garcia’s “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” for Third Season

Jesse Garcia will see the dawn of another day…

El Rey Network has renewed From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, starring the 33-year-old Mexican/Spanish American actor, for a third season.

Jesse Garcia

The announcements comes ahead of the show’s October 27 Season 2 finale.

A reimagining of Robert Rodriguez’s 1996 movie, which Miramax released theatrically at the time, the series expands on the supernatural crime saga revolving around brothers Seth and Richie Gecko.

Season 3 will continue their saga as they fight the culebra underworld.

D.J.Cotrona stars as Seth Gecko and Zane Holtz as Richie Gecko, along with Garcia, Eiza González, Wilmer Valderrama, Madison Davenport, Brandon Soo Hoo, Jake Busey, Danny Trejo, Esai Morales, Jeff Fahey and Briana Evigan.

Demi Lovato guest stars in the last two episodes of Season 2.

Season 2 was produced by Miramax in association with Rodriguez International Pictures, FactoryMade Ventures and Sugarcane Entertainment.

Trejo Joins the Cast of Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network Show “From Dusk To Dawn: The Series”

It’s the Dawn of a new day for Danny Trejo

The 70-year-old Mexican American actor, one of filmmaker Robert Rodriguez’s most valuable players, is joining him for the second season of From Dusk To Dawn: The Series.

Danny Trejo

Trejo appeared in Rodriguez’s From Dusk Till Dawn film franchise as Razor Charlie, and now in the series he’ll play The Regulator, a horrifying agent of evil who has been summoned to perform a deadly errand.

The 10-episode second season is currently in production in Austin, TX.

El Rey Networks’ first original scripted series, From Dusk Till Dawn is based on the cult classic film of the same name by El Rey co-founder Rodriguez, who created the series and directed four of the first season’s installments.

Trejo joins returning cast members D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Jesse Garcia, Eiza González, Wilmer Valderama, Madison Davenport, and Brandon Soo Hoo.

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is a Miramax production in association with Rodriguez International Pictures, FactoryMade Ventures and Sugarcane Entertainment.

El Rey Network Picks Up Garcia’s “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” for a Second Season

It’s From Dusk Till Dawn and beyond for Jesse Garcia and his co-stars…

El Rey Network has picked up the Mexican/Spanish-American actor’s new series From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series for a 13-episode second season. Garcia portrays Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez on the series.

Jesse Garcia

The announcement comes only two weeks after the network’s first original series debuted.

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series has been earning bank  from distribution pacts, including a deal with Netflix, which carries the series in key international territories and is on board for Season 2, and a DVD/EST agreement with eOne for the U.S. and Canada, which makes From Dusk Till Dawn episodes available on Amazon, iTunes, Sony Playstation, Xbox, Vudu, Google Play, Cinemanow, Blackberry and Target Ticket after their El Rey premiere.

“As the television landscape becomes even more crowded, it’s important for El Rey Network to have a recurring and memorable franchise that speaks to our audience and allows us to break away from the noise of all the competition,” El Rey vice chair Scott Sassa said. “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is most certainly that kind of property and we are thrilled with the response from our affiliate partners, advertisers, viewers and the international community.”

From Dusk Till Dawn is based on the cult classic film of the same name by the network’s co-founder Robert Rodriguez, who created the series and directed four of the first season’s installments.

“This is a truly unique property and one that has really resonated for viewers,” he said. “It has been a joy to bring these characters back to life and have the opportunity to take our storytelling to a whole new place.”

In addition to Garcia, From Dusk Till Dawn’s international cast includes D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Eiza González, Wilmer Valderrama, Adrianne Palicki, Jake Busey, Don Johnson, Madison Davenport, Lane Garrison, Robert Patrick, and Brandon Soo Hoo.

First Trailer Released for Rodriguez’s “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”

Robert Rodriguez is sharing a little Dusk before its dawn

The 45-year-old Mexican filmmaker has released the first official trailer for From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, which will air on Rodriguez’s Latino-themed El Rey Network.

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series

Based on the cult horror classic of the same name, the 10-episode series centers on bank robber Seth Gecko and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko, who are wanted by the FBI and Texas Rangers Earl McGraw and Freddie Gonzalez after a bank heist leaves several people dead.

The series stars D.J. Cotrona as Seth Gecko and Zane Holtz as Richie Gecko.

Quinceañera and Sons Of Anarchy star Jesse Garcia plays Gonzalez, a new character created for the series, and former Miami Vice star Don Johnson joins the cast in a recurring role as Sheriff Earl McGraw.

Other cast members include Eiza González and Wilmer Valderrama.

From Dusk Till Dawn premieres March 11 at 9:00 pm.

Valderrama to Star in Robert Rodriguez’s “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”

Prepare to witness Wilmer Valderrama from dusk ‘til dawn

The 33-year-old Colombian and Venezuelan American actor has signed on to star in Robert Rodriguez’s television project From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.

Wilmer Valderrama

The 10-episode drama is based on the cult horror film by the Mexican American filmmaker and Quentin Tarantino for Rodriguez’s Latino-themed El Rey Network.

Valderrama, who rose to acclaim on Fox’s That ’70s Show, will portray enigmatic crime lord Carlos.

Valderrama, who has a first-look film and television deal with another venture targeting Latino audiences, Pantheon Films, joins a cast that includes Eiza González and Jesse Garcia.

González Lands Key Role in Robert Rodriguez’s “From Dusk Till Dawn” Series

Eiza González has landed her first high-profile television series in the United States…

The 23-year-old Mexican actress and singer has joined the ensemble cast of Robert Rodriguez’s From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.

Eiza Gonzalez

Filming is currently underway in Austin, Texas on the 10-episode serialized drama, which is based on the cult horror film by Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino.

González, best known for starring role in the Mexican teen telenovela Lola…Érase una vez, re-creates the role of Santánico Pandemonium.

She joins the previously announced members of the cast, including Jesse Garcia, who plays Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez, a new character created for the series, and Don Johnson, who joins in a recurring role as Sheriff Earl McGraw.

Gonzalez will co-star in the upcoming Adrian Cervantes-directed comedy All Hail the Squash Blossom Queen and can next be seen in Casi treinta (Almost Thirty), directed by Alejandro Sugich.