Coral Peña to Appear on HBO‘s Untitled Brad Ingelsby Task Force Project

It’s task and you shall receive for Coral Peña.

The Dominican actress has landed a recurring role in HBO‘s Untitled Brad Ingelsby Task Force Project (working title).

Coral PeñaPeña is among a roster of new recurring cast members that includes Isaach De BankoléPhoebe Fox and Silvia Dionicio.

De Bankolé will play Father Daniel Georges, the oldest and best friend of lead Mark Ruffalo’s FBI agent Tom, who went to seminary with him. Fox portrays Tom’s biological daughter, Sara, who is deep in grief, with Dionicio as his adopted daughter, grappling with a family tragedy. Peña portrays Meg Coyle, the guidance counselor who works at Emily’s high school.

Others previously cast in the crime drama from the creator of Mare of Easttown include Tom Pelphrey as Robbie; Emilia Jones as Maeve; Thuso Mbedu as Aleah; Raúl Castillo as Cliff; Jamie McShane as Perry; Sam Keeley as Jayson; Fabien Frankel as Anthony; Alison Oliver as Lizzie; Owen Teague as Peaches; Dominic Colón as Deric “Breaker”; Levieva as Eryn; Raphael Sbarge as Police Chief Dorsey; Mickey Sumner as Shelley Driscoll; Brian Goodman as Vincent Hawkes; Elvis Nolasco as Freddy Frias; and Colin Bates as Shane McReynolds.

Based on Ingelsby’s original idea, the show is set in the working-class suburbs outside of Philadelphia, where Ruffalo’s Tom heads a Task Force to put an end to a string of drug-house robberies led by an unsuspecting family man. Ingelsby is writing the show and exec producing alongside Jeremiah Zagar and Salli Richardson-Whitfield (who also direct), Ruffalo, Paul Lee and Mark Roybal for wiip, and David Crockett. Nicole Jordan-Webber and Public Record’s Jeremy Yaches serve as co-executive producers.

Dionicio is an up-and-comer who has so far guest starred on shows like FBI: Most WantedChicago P.D.New Amsterdam, and Wu-Tang: An American Saga.

One of the stars of Apple’s astronaut drama For All Mankind, Peña’s also recurred on NBC’s The Enemy Within and 24: Legacy. Previously seen in films like Story Ave, Chemical Hearts, and The Post, she’ll next appear in Josh Margolin’s Sundance action comedy Thelma starring June Squibb, which is out via Magnolia Pictures on June 21.

First Trailer Released for Rodrigo Moreno’s Heist Comedy-Drama “The Delinquents”

Rodrigo Moreno is delinquent

The first official trailer has been released for the Argentinian filmmaker’s The Delinquents, as he returns to feature filmmaking.

Rodrigo MorenoThe heist comedy-drama is set to debut at Cannes Film Festival.

Billed as an “existential probe” into the work-life balance and what happens when it’s shattered and replaced with something radical and new, the film follows Morán, a bank employee in Buenos Aires who dreams up a risky plan to liberate himself and his co-worker Román from the shackles of working life: Morán will steal enough cash from the bank to fund their retirement if Román hides the money for him after he confesses and serves prison time; in three years’ time, they’ll reunite, split the cash, and never have to work again. Departing to the countryside to fulfill his side of the deal, the less adventurous Román finds himself transformed by Morán’s idyllic vision of economic liberation far from the rigors of urban life. But what is the true cost of freedom?

The film will debut in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes. Magnolia Pictures International is selling worldwide rights, including the US.

The film stars Argentinian actors Esteban Bigliardi, Daniel Elías, Margarita Molfino, Laura Paredes, Cecilia Rainero and Germán De Silva.

“Modern society has led us to live lives that we don’t want to live: there are so many obligations that strip our freedoms. The decision taken in my film invites us to escape this fate. The Delinquents is conceived as a film with light and humor,” Moreno said. “The story offers glimpses of life and not, as it could be expected from a film that takes on these issues, violence or darkness. These glimpses converge in fleeting romance, with poetry, in the enjoyment of rural life, in the establishment of a complicity between the protagonists.”

Moreno is best known for his 2012 feature The Custodian, which debuted at Berlin, played San Sebastian, and was nominated for three Argentinian Academy awards.

Perez Joins Voice Cast of the Animated Film “The Hero Of Color City”

Rosie Perez is adding a little color to her acting resume…

The 49-year-old Puerto Rican actress has joined the voice cast of Magnolia PicturesThe Hero Of Color City.

Rosie Perez

The animated feature chronicles the adventures of a diverse band of crayons that come alive in a little boys room when he drifts off to sleep.

In addition to Perez, who will voice the character of Red, The Hero Of Color City’s voice cast will include Owen Wilson, Jessica Capshaw, Christina Ricci, Wayne Brady and Craig Ferguson.

The animated film will be directed by Frank Gladstone.

It’s the latest project for Perez, who recently signed on to star in the indie film Five Nights in Maine.

Magnolia Pictures Acquires U.S./Canada Rights to Longoria’s “Frontera”

Eva Longoria’s latest project will be released in the United States and Canada…

Magnolia Pictures has acquired the U.S. and Canada rights to Frontera, starring the 38-year-old Mexican American actress, Michael Peña and Ed Harris.

Eva Longoria

Directed by Michael Berry from his script with Luis Moulinet III, the drama follows Miguel (Peña), a hardworking father and devoted husband who crosses the border illegally and is wrongfully accused of murdering the wife of a former sheriff (Harris). Miguel’s pregnant wife (Longoria) lands in the hands of corrupt coyotes as she tries to help her husband, while the ex-lawman investigates his wife’s death and unearths evidence that could destroy one family’s future.

Magnolia is reportedly planning for a 2014 theatrical release.

The deal was sealed in Los Cabos, Mexico, during the second annual Baja International Film Festival.

Gual’s “Tasting Menu” Set for Distribution in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand

It looks like Roger Gual’s latest project will be seen throughout the world…

Magnolia Pictures and Vendetta Films have each closed deals to distribute the 39-year-old Spanish director’s latest film Tasting Menu.

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Gual’s Spanish-language ensemble comedy centers on a couple who book a table at the best restaurant in the world. But by the time the reservation rolls around, they’ve already been separated for a year. As it’s the last night before the culinary gem closes forever, they decide they can’t miss the unique event and meet at the restaurant.

Magnolia Pictures has acquired all distribution rights in the U.S., while Vendetta Films has taken Australia and New Zealand.

Stephen Rea, Fionnula Flanagan, Claudia Bassols, Jan Cornet and Togo Igawa star.

Tasting Menu’s release in Gual’s native Spain is set for June 14.

Trailer Released for Bardem’s Next Film “To the Wonder”

Magnolia Pictures has released the trailer for Terrence Malick’s latest film To the Wonder, with Javier Bardem narrarating.

Starring Bardem, Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko and Rachel McAdams, “To the Wonder” focuses on a man who reconnects with a woman from his hometown in Oklahoma after his marriage to a European woman falls apart.

Javier Bardem

Affleck plays the said man, while Kurylenko stars as the French woman. McAdams portrays another woman who divides Affleck’s affection, and Bardem plays a priest seeking  spiritual fulfillment.

The trailer for the film – which elicited strong reactions when it debuted earlier this year, first in Venice and then in Toronto – is filled with beautiful shots of natural landscapes and people sharing love with one another.

To the Wonder will be released next year.

Meirelles Reuniting with Rachel Weisz on Latest Film

Noted filmmaker Fernando Meirelles is reuniting with actress Rachel Weisz on what could be his next award-winning film.

Fernando Meirelles

The 56-year-old noted Brazilian filmmaker and Weisz, who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Meirelles’ The Constant Gardener, are back together on 360.

The dramatic thriller, which will be distributed by Magnolia Pictures, follows the stories of several people from contrasting social backgrounds through their intersecting relationships.


Along with Weisz, the film stars Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Ben Foster, Jamel Debbouze and Moritz Bleibtreu.

Magnolia Pictures is planning a video on demand premiere for 360 on June 29, ahead of the film’s August 3 theatrical release.

Meirelles rose to acclaim for helming the critically acclaimed Brazilian film City of God, which garnered him an Academy Award nomination for Best Director in 2004. He was also nomnated for a Golden Globe for Best Director for The Constant Gardener.