The 37-year-old Spanish actress will star opposite Jim Belushi in Canadian director and action specialist James Mark’s deadly combat drama Fight Another Day, as the production continues to shoot on location in the Greater Toronto Area, through to early 2023.
Ochoa and Belushi join previously cast members Martin Kove, Kevin Nash and Eric Johnson, as well as UFC legends Ken Shamrock and Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell.
Johnson (Fifty Shades Darker, Vikings) stars as tough cop Ryan Taylor, who is transported to a dystopian future, where he is forced to enter a deadly combat tournament in order to return to his past.
Belushi will play a low-level security guard with plans to retire when he decides to help Animal Kingdom star Ochoa’s character Isabell with her scheme to get Ryan back.
The project is produced by Bruno Marino at film and television company High Star Entertainment with Mark’s Kemodo Entertainment.
Marino said Ochoa was a “welcome addition to the cast” adding the role required someone “who could her own amidst a band of gladiators.”
This film marks the fourth producer/director collaboration between Marino and Kemodo’s respective companies High Star Entertainment and Kemodo Entertainment.
Bryana Salaz, is ready to honky tonk her way onto the small screen.
The 18-year-old Latina singer/actress, a contestant on Season 7 of NBC’s The Voice, has landed a series regular role opposite Alfonso Herrera and Jim Belushi in Fox’s drama pilot Urban Cowboy.
The project is beild hailed as a modern, Latin music-fueled reimagining of the 1980 ParamountPictures film starring John Travolta and Debra Winger.
Urban Cowboy follows star-crossed young lovers Kyle aka Juan Miguel (Herrera) and Gaby as they pursue their dreams and passions through the sweat of line dancing in honky tonks, the grime of the oil refineries and the glamour of modern Texas.
Salaz will play Anita, Kyle’s (Herrera) sister who flees with her brother to the US after he upsets the local drug cartel.
Salaz, kike Herrera and Belushi, has a music background. She finished in the Top 5 of Team Gwen on The Voice, with her early-round performances going viral online.
Salaz’s “Problem” blind audition has garnered more than 2.1 million views, while her Knockouts rendition of “Heart Attack” has amassed more than 3.1 million streams.
HBO has released the official trailer for its period drama Show Me a Hero, starring the 36-year-old Guatemalan/Cuban American actor.
The story takes place in the 1980s and ’90s and centers on Isaac’s character Nick Wasicsko, a young Yonkers mayor who finds himself at the crossroads of race and politics when he is instructed to build low-income housing units in his largely Caucasian community. He hopes to be on the right side of history, but at what cost?
Show Me a Hero, which draws a lot of parallels to the current civil-rights battle in our country, also stars Catherine Keener, Jim Belushi, Winona Ryder, Alfred Molina and Jon Bernthal.
Set to be shown in six hour-long installments, the series is an adaptation of Lisa Belkin’s 1999 book and is penned by The Wire‘s David Simon and William F. Zorzi and directed by Paul Haggis.
Show Me a Hero premieres at 8:00 pm on August 16 on HBO.
John Leguizamo is about to cause a little trouble on the border…
The 49-year-old Colombian American actor/comedian has joined Lynn Collins and Jim Belushi for Atlas Independent‘s latest feature project The Man on Carrion Road.
The film, directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego, will star Patrick Wilson and Ian McShane.
From a screenplay written by Nils Lyew, the story chronicles a botched Mexican cartel deal in the back roads of a border town.
The town’s new sheriff (Wilson) must team up with the retired lawman (McShane) he replaced to investigate the source of the deal in order to stop a mysterious cartel butcher (Leguizamo) and his systematic brutalization of the town’s residents.
The film follows Nick Barrow (portrayed by Vaughn), who takes his estranged daughter (Steinfeld) on the lam when a heist goes south and he’s forced to take out a life insurance policy on himself that doesn’t take effect for 21 days.
In addition to Levy, the film will also star Bad Boys II alum Jordi Molla has been cast in the Peter Billingsley-helmed film as a ruthless Mexican cartel leader Victor Fuentes, who’s after Barrow.
Levy, meantime, will bring to life the role of Molla’s character’s son Alejandro.
He most recently filmed the feature The Veil. He’s shooting Change Of Heart with Jim Belushi and Virginia Madsen and will be seen in Lionsgate’s Addicted.