HBO Max Acquires North American Rights to Lorenza Izzo’s Latest Film “Women Is Losers”

Lorenza Izzo is winning at Los(er)ing…

HBO Max has acquired the North American rights to Women Is Losers, the 1960s-set indie drama starring the 31-year-old Chilean actress and model.

Lorenza Izzo

Hailing from writer-director Lissette Feliciano, her debut feature, Women Is Losers has its world premiere at this year’s SXSW.

In addition to Izzo, the film also stars Chrissie Fit, Bryan Craig and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Simu Liu. The streamer will now debut the film exclusively on the platform on October 18.

Set in 1960s San Francisco, the plot centers on a once-promising Catholic schoolgirl (Izzo) who sets out to rise above the oppression of poverty and invest in a future for herself that sets new precedents for the time. The filmn is inspired by real women and the Janis Joplin song of the same title. Steven Bauer, Liza Weil, Cranston Johnson, Alessandra Torresani, Shalim Ortiz and Lincoln Bonilla also star.

Feliciano and David Ortiz are producers.

“We set out to make a film that was as bold, funny, and honest as the women that inspired it,” said Feliciano, who also discussed the film at Deadline’s SXSW Studio earlier this year. “We could think of no better time in our nation’s history for this film to reach the women of America. This is one you’re going to want to watch with your family. We’ve found the perfect partner in HBO Max who are known for their provocative and entertaining content. This film is an inter-generational story and at its core is about always having hope no matter how big the obstacles. Lorenza Izzo, Chrissie Fit, Simu Liu, and Bryan Craig give their hearts in these performances. I can’t wait for you all to see them.”

Lorenza Izzo to Star in “Fall Into Darkness,” an English-Language Remake of Spanish Thriller “La Cueva”

It’s a dark(ness) time for Lorenza Izzo

The 31-year-old Chilean actress will star opposite Nell Tiger Free and Thomas Doherty in Fall Into Darkness, an English-language remake of the Spanish thriller La Cueva.

Lorenza Izzo

Roxanne Benjamin is directing the script written by David Bruckner, the pair have collaborated multiple times including on anthology film V/H/S. Nick Tecosky co-penned the screenplay.

The film is billed as a Lord of the Flies survival tale, with the story following two American travelers in the Dominican Republic as they join a backpacking trip with experienced locals. When the hike takes them into the disorienting depths of a vast cave system, desperation for survival drives them to make choices that will change them forever.

Izzo’s previous credits include Aftershock, The Green Inferno, Knock, Knock and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Lissette Feliciano Signs with Verve

Lissette Feliciano has new representation…

The 31-year-old Latina  writer, director and actress has signed with Verve following the success of her SXSW debut feature, Women Is Losers, which she wrote, directed, and produced.

Lissette Feliciano

Set during the 1960s in San Francisco, Women Is Losers follows bright and talented Catholic school girl Celina Guerrera (Lorenza Izzo), who survives a difficult home life by following the rules. That is until an indiscretion creates a series of devastating consequences. As Celina faces the compounded obstacles of being young and alone, she sets out to rise above the oppression of poverty and invest in a future that sets new precedents for the time.

The film is inspired by real women and the Janis Joplin song of the same title.

Simu Liu, Chrissie Fit and Liza Weil (How to Get also star.

A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Feliciano is a Tribeca Film Institute AT&T Untold Stories grant recipient, and was named as one of Shoot Magazine’s new directors to watch.

Her production company, Look at the Moon Pictures, develops original content that shines a lens on underrepresented groups, joining the ranks of creators filling the market gap in storytelling for a new young, multicultural audience.

Under Feliciano’s leadership, Look at the Moon was among the first production companies to mandate 50 percent BIPOC representation across leadership positions on and off-camera.

Feliciano joins Verve’s growing roster of Latin filmmakers including Gigi Saul Guerrero, Peter Murrieta, Cristina Gallego, David Blue Garcia, Aitch Alberto, Marvin Lemus and Aurora Guerrero.

Adan Rocha to Star on Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels”

Things are pretty Dreadful for Adan Rocha

The Latino actor has joined the cast of Showtime‘s Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

Adan Rocha 

Rocha will recur in the Penny Dreadful spinoff as Diego Lopez, a young, vulnerable follower of Fly Rico (Sebastian Chacon), the powerful leader of the Pachucos, a Latino “Zoot Suit” gang. Ready to lay down his life for his Pachuco brothers or sisters, he becomes caught up in a dangerous event far beyond his control.

A spiritual descendant of the story set in Victorian-era London, the next chapter of the Penny Dreadful saga will employ a new vision, new characters and storylines. It opens in 1938 Los Angeles; a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega (Daniel Zovatto) is embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich history of Los Angeles: from the building of the city’s first freeways and its deep traditions of Mexican-American folklore, to the dangerous espionage actions of the Third Reich and the rise of radio evangelism. Before long, Tiago and his family are grappling with powerful forces that threaten to tear them apart.

The series also stars Natalie DormerKerry BishéAdriana BarrazaRory KinnearJessica Garza, Johnathan NievesMichael Gladisand Nathan Lane. Other recurring roles will be filled by Lorenza IzzoAdam RodriguezThomas KretschmannDominic Sherwoodand Ethan Peck.

Rocha was recently a series regular on Murphy BrownHis other credits include appearances on The FostersBrockmireand American Crime.

Sebastian Chacon to Star in Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful” Spinoff “City of Angels”

Sebastian Chacon is ready to Fly

The Latino actor has joined the cast of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful spinoff City of Angels.

Sebastian Chacon

Chacon will play the character of Fly Rico, the powerful leader of the Pachucos, a Latino “Zoot Suit” gang. Rico exudes an irresistible bravado and is slick, smart and dangerous.

Chacon joins a robust cast that includes Daniel ZovattoNatalie DormerKerry BishéAdriana BarrazaRory KinnearJessica Garza ,Johnathan NievesMichael Gladisand Nathan Lane

Other recurring roles will be filled by Lorenza IzzoAdam Rodriguez, Thomas KretschmannDominic Sherwood and Ethan Peck.

A spiritual descendant of the story set in Victorian-era London, the next chapter of the Penny Dreadful saga will employ a new vision, new characters and storylines. 

It opens in 1938 Los Angeles; a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega (Zovatto) is embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich history of Los Angeles: from the building of the city’s first freeways and its deep traditions of Mexican-American folklore, to the dangerous espionage actions of the Third Reich and the rise of radio evangelism. Before long, Tiago and his family are grappling with powerful forces that threaten to tear them apart.

Chacon has appeared in Netflix’s Tales of the CityThe CodePose, Chicago FireUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Narcos and the indie film Angelfish.

Lorenza Izzo to Star in Amazon’s Untitled Bilingual Comedy Pilot from Catalina Aguilar Mastretta

Lorenza Izzo is ready to show her bilingual skills… 

The 29-year-old Chilean actress and model will star in Amazon’s untitled bilingual comedy pilot by Everybody Loves Somebody’s Catalina Aguilar Mastretta.

Lorenza Izzo

In addition to Izzo, who is set as the lead in the project for Amazon Prime Video, other cast members include Georgie Flores (Famous in Love), Giancarlo Vidrio (El Vato), Ben O’Toole (Hacksaw Ridge), Sarah Ramos (Midnight, Texas) and Patricia Bernal (Everybody Loves Somebody).

Amazon Studios is producing with comedy-focused Jax Media.

Mastretta’s project is described as a bilingual (Spanish) romantic comedy about family – the one you choose and the one you’re born into. Sara (Izzo) has been the matriarch of her chosen family since her parents moved back to Mexico City in her late teens. She and her diverse group of friends and family attempt to master their careers and romantic entanglements while living together in Sara’s Hollywood Hills compound. Now, Sara’s mother, Ines, is moving back in and shedding a new light on the life Sara built for herself, pushing everyone towards a late-in-life coming of age.

Flores will play Alicia, Sara’s best friend and the daughter of undocumented Mexican immigrant parents who works as a waitress in a bowling alley. Vidrio will play Nacho, Sara’s mischievous gay brother, a former player for the LA Galaxy soccer team who now is one of team’s coaches. O’Toole will play Matt, Sara’s first boyfriend who now is roommates with Nacho in one of the bungalows on Sara’s property. Ramos will play Anna, a friend of Sara’s who also lives in one of the bungalows on her property, along with her little girl Frida. Bernal plays Ines, Sara and Nacho’s mother.

Izzo will next be seen in the feature film Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. Her previous television credits include Feed the Beast, Hemlock Grove and Casual.

Lorenza Izzo to Star in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood”

Lorenza Izzo is heading to Hollywood

The 28-year-old Chilean actress and model has landed a role in the Quentin Tarantino-helmed film Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.

Lorenza Izzo

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, the film visits 1969 Los Angeles, where one-time TV star Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt) make their way in an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The plot features multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.

The large ensemble cast also includes Margot Robbie, Timothy Olyphant, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Dakota FanningAl Pacino, Emile Hirsch, Clifton Collins Jr., Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Scoot McNairy, Keith Jefferson and Nicholas Hammond.

Tarantino,David Heyman and Shannon McIntosh are producers on the film, which is slated for release July 26.

Izzo recurs in the final season of Hulu’s Casual series and appears in Universal Pictures’ The House with a Clock in Its Walls.

Zovatto Joins Cast of Hulu’s Sci-Fi/Fantasy Anthology Series “Dimension 404”

Daniel Zovatto is reaching a new Dimension

The 25-year-old Costa Rican actor has joined the cast of Dimension 404, Hulu’s six-episode sci-fi/fantasy anthology scripted series from RocketJump and Lionsgate.

Daniel Zovatto

Zovatto, who has appeared on Fear the Walking Dead, joins a cast that includes new additions Chilean actress and model Lorenza Izzo and Tom Noonan.

Inspired by the Internet’s “404” error code, Dimension 404 aims to evoke that 3 AM feeling of wandering onto the weird side of the web and stumbling upon stories that cannot be explained in the world that we know.

In one episode, Zovatto will play Zach alongside Sarah Hyland and Patton Oswalt, a smooth-talking heartthrob who can not only sell people on the merits of the brand new and terrifyingly real “Cinethrax” movie format, but gain the adoration of the episode’s young heroin.

In another episode, Izzo will play Val, a confident, brash upstart in the world of competitive video games. But while she ignores her burgeoning adult responsibilities, she discovers a mysterious Energy Drink that can slow down time and give her the competitive edge she thinks she needs.

The cast also includes Ashley Rickards, Joel McHale, Lea Michele, Ryan Lee and Sterling Beaumon.

Dez Dolly created the series with Will Campos, and Dolly is executive producer/showrunner. Co-creators are Dan Johnson and David Welch.

BH Tilt to Release Izzo’s “The Green Inferno” in September

Lorenza Izzo is ready to heat up theaters…

Eli Roth’s long-awaited The Green Infernostarring the Chilean actress, will finally be released on September 25 thanks to Blumhouse Productions label BH Tilt, Universal Pictures and High Top Releasing.

Lorenza Izzo

In The Green Inferno, a group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished. The film was almost set to go domestically post-summer last year with trailers going viral online.

The Green Inferno will bow on approximately 1,000 screens. The film was originally set to bow on September 5 last year via Open Road Films. However, the pic was taken off the release schedule because financier Worldview Entertainment balked at ex-CEO Christopher Woodrow’s commitment to provide the P&A.

Roth’s first directorial effort in eight years is the first big screen opening of its kind for BH Tilt, which is dedicated to multi-platform releases.

The Green Inferno is a wild, fun ride that took us deeper into the Amazon than anyone has ever taken a film crew,” said Roth in a statement. “BH Tilt is a forward thinking label that is helping to redefine how genre movies can be released. I want to express my deep gratitude to the fans for their incredible support of this movie and to everyone at Blumhouse and Universal for making sure fans can experience the film in theaters across the country.”

Izzo to Star Opposite Keanu Reeves in Eli Roth’s “Knock, Knock”

Knock, knock! Who’s there? It’s Lorenza Izzo

The 22-year-old Chilean actress, who starred opposite Selena Gomez in Eli Roth’s Aftershock, has signed on to star opposite Keanu Reeves in Knock, Knock.

Lorenza Izzo

The psychological thriller, written and directed by Roth, centers on a happily married family man (Reeves) who’s left alone for the weekend, when two beautiful girls show up at his house and turn his life upside down.

Izzo, who just starred Roth’s The Green Inferno, will portray one of those girls.

The other will be portrayed by Cuban actress Ana de Armas, who just played Robert Duran’s wife in Hands Of Stone opposite Edgar Ramirez and Robert De Niro.

Meanwhile, Chilean actress Ignacia Allamand will portray Reeves’ wife in the film.

Roth wrote the script with his Green Inferno collaborators Nicolas Lopez and Guillermo Amoedo.

Production on Knock, Knock is set to start on April 14 in Santiago, Chile.