Catalina Sandino Moreno to Guest Star on HBO’s Anthology Series “Room 104”

Catalina Sandino Moreno is checking in…

The 38-year-old Colombian actress, who earned an Academy Award nomination her breakthrough starring role in Maria Full of Grace, will appear in the 12-episode third season of HBO’s late-night, comedy anthology series Room 104.

Catalina Sandino Moreno

Room 104 tells unique and unexpected tales of the characters who pass through a single room of a typical American chain motel. While the room stays the same, every episode of the series features a different story, with the tone, plot, characters, and even the time period, changing with each installment.

Tapping into a variety of genres, from dark comedy to poignant drama to musical romance, the stories and characters featured in season 3 include: a man searching for a cure to his chronic skin condition; the caretaker of an exotic animal looking to make a sale; estranged siblings reuniting to make an investment; and more.

In addition to Sandino Moreno, the Season 3 cast also includes Luke WilsonChristine WoodsEric EdelsteinRobert LongstreetDale DickeyTom Woodruff Jr.Arturo CastroGina GallegoFrançois ChauIyana HalleyJames Babson, Sam RichardsonSteve LittleFred Melamed, Julianna BarwickAtsuko OkatsukaGianni AroneJimmy Ray FlynnTony PlanaAngie CepedaJulian AcostaTimm Sharp, Mary MouserMacon BlairKristina HarrisonCarl De GregorioJosh FademDavid PaymerMarielle Scott, Ashley Marie JonesJeremy GuskinMario RevoloriRyan Coil, Nate SmithJessica MakinsonPaul F. TompkinsJune SquibbAislinn Paul, Jon BassLily Mae HarringtonJ.P. GiuliottiIan Merrigana nd Aasif Mandvi.

HBO will premiere the third season of Room 104 on Friday, September 13.

Varela to Star in the Ice Age Epic “The Solutrean”

It’s back to the “ice age, baby” for Leonor Varela

The 43-year-old Chilean actress has landed a supporting role in Studio 8’s ice age epic The Solutrean from director Albert Hughes.

Leonor Varela

Inspired by the controversial “solutrean hypothesis,” which advances the idea that Stone Age Europeans might have been among the earliest settlers of the Americas, the coming-of-age tale of survival is set 20,000 years ago.

It follows a young boy injured during a hunting expedition and left for dead who must use his skills, intuition and force of will to make it back home. Along the way, he befriends a wolf, who becomes his close companion.

Varela is playing the shaman of the boy’s tribe; described as wise, powerful and compelling, she performs religious rituals of protection, healing and thanksgiving.

Varela most recently appeared in Paramount PicturesCaptive, opposite Kate Mara, David Oyelowo and Michael Kenneth Williams.

Her other credits include Ride opposite Helen Hunt and Luke Wilson, a seven-episode arc on TNT’s Dallasand Odd Thomas with Anton Yelchin and Willem Dafoe. She also appeared in Blade II and The Tailor of Panama.

Consuelos to Star in Katie Holmes’ Directorial Debut “All We Had”

Mark Consuelos is Vic-torious…

The 44-year-old half-Mexican actor has joined the cast of All We Had, the directorial debut of Katie Holmes.

Mark Consuelos

Consuelos, best known for his role as Mateo Santos on All My Children, will portray “Vic.”

Stefania Owen, Luke Wilson, Richard Kind and Judy Greer also star in the film about a young mother and her teenage daughter who relocate to a small midwestern town during the height of the worldwide economic crisis in hopes of making a better life.

Josh Boone and Jill Killington wrote the script, based on the novel by Annie Weatherwax.

Consuelos currently stars in Amazon’s political comedy series Alpha House.

His other credits include Guys with Kids, The New Normal, American Horror Story: Asylum and Ugly Betty.

Netflix to Release Garcia’s “The Ridiculous Six” on December 11

Prepare for a little ridiculousness from Jorge Garcia in December…

The half-Chilean and half-Chilean actor will star opposite Adam Sandler in the The Ridiculous Six, one of the first batch of theatrical-quality films from Netflix.

The Ridiculous Six

As part of the streaming service’s feature film initiative, the film is the first of four films that Sandler will star in and produce through his Happy Madison banner.

The comedy premieres on Netflix on December 11, with Sandler and Garcia starring alongside Terry Crews, Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson and Nick Nolte.

Sandler’s The Wedding Singer helmer Frank Coraci directed the comic ensemble Western from a script by Tim Herlihy and Sandler, and Sandler and Allen Covert produced it.

Kid Cudi to Appear in the Psychological Thriller “Meadowland”

Kid Cudi is heading to the Meadowlands

The 30-year-old part-Mexican American hip-hop artist-turned-actor, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, has been cast in the psychological drama Meadowland.

Kid Cudi

Directed by award-winning cinematographer Reed Morano in her directing debut, the film centers on Sarah (Olivia Wilde) and David (Luke Wilson), a New York couple dealing with the unthinkable after their son disappears.

No word yet on who Kid Cudi will portray in the psychological thriller.

In addition to Kid Cudi, Wilson and Wilde, the film also stars Giovanni Ribisi, Mark Feuerstein, Kevin Corrigan and Juno Temple.

Meadowland is currently in production.

Kid Cudi, who is starring in the film version of HBO’s series Entourage, previously starred in the premium cable network’s series How to Make It in America. He also appeared opposite Aaron Paul in the DreamWorks video game film adaptation Need For Speed.

Additionally, Kid Cudi wrapped the films James White and Two Night Stand.

Plaza Cast in “A Many Splintered Thing”

Aubrey Plaza has lined up her next motion picture project…

The 28-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress/comedian and Parks and Recreation star has been cast in the ensemble film A Many Splintered Thing.

Aubrey Plaza

Directed by Justin Reardon, the film will feature Luke Wilson, Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Topher Grace and Giovanni Ribisi.

In the vein of Amelie and (500) Days Of Summer, A Many Splintered Thing tells the story of a young man disillusioned by love who meets a breathtaking young woman at a charity dinner while pretending to be a philanthropist. Turns out that she’s engaged to a guy who doesn’t like her going on dates. Challenged by the chase, and egged on by his eclectic friends, he feigns a platonic relationship in order to keep seeing her as he tries to conquer her heart. Grace will play the poser’s best friend.

Earlier this year, Plaza earned a Young Hollywood Award for her breakthrough performance in Safety Not Guaranteed, her first starring role in a major film.

Production on A Many Splintered Thing begins November 3 in Los Angeles.