Marisol Nichols to Star Opposite Eugenio Derbez in the Lionsgate English-Remake of the French Hit “The Valet”

Marisol Nichols is about to valet

The 47-year-old half-Mexican American actress has joined the cast of the Lionsgate English-language remake of the French hit The Valet, joining stars Eugenio Derbez and Samara Weaving.

Marisol Nichols

Nichols, who most recently starred on The CW’s Riverdale, joins a roster of cast newcomers that includes Max GreenfieldBetsy Brandt, and legendary Mexican screen and television icon Carmen Salinas.

Richard Wong is directing the film, which is currently in production. The original version was written and directed by Francis Veber.

Weaving stars as Olivia, a movie star who enlists Antonio (Derbez) – a parking valet – to pose as her lover to cover for a relationship with a married man. As a valet, the hard-working Antonio usually flies under the radar, but his ruse with Olivia thrusts him into the spotlight and brings him to see himself more clearly than ever before.

Nichols, who appears in Lionsgate’s upcoming film Spiral, will play Isabel, Antonio’s ex who he still carries a torch for.

Salinas, a screen legend with more than 110 movies and 30 television series to her credit, will play Cecilia, Antonio’s live-in mother.

Rob Greenberg and Bob Fisher penned the screenplay, which is being produced by Derbez and his producing partner Ben Odell through their 3Pas Studios banner.

“Production has begun and we couldn’t be more excited about the way this cast came together or this story,” said Derbez. “This is a romantic comedy with heart and soul starring some of today’s most talented young actors sharing the screen with a living legend of Mexican cinema.”

Tyler Posey to Co-Host #Up2Us: Stand Up To Cancer | The Digital Live Show

Tyler Posey is taking a Stand

The 26-year-old half-Mexican American actor is set to co-host #Up2Us: Stand Up To Cancer | The Digital Live Show alongside Max Greenfield and Brenda Song. 

It’s Stand Up to Cancer’s first live digital pre-show on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and iHeartMedia’s social platforms.

Tyler Posey

Thebiennial fundraising event will begin at 7 PM ET/ 4 PM PT on Friday, September 7, leading into the 2018 televised roadblock special, which airs live from 8-9 PM ET/PT / 7 PM CT across the Big Four networks and more than 60 other broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. Both will originate from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.

The hour-long Digital Live Show will feature cancer survivors, influencers and stars from digital, TV, film, and music, including Rhett + Link, Uzo Aduba,Beth Behrs, Paris Berelc, Katie CouricHannah Hart, Olivia Holt, Ken Jeong, Liza Koshy, My Nguyen, Teni Panosian,Candice Patton, Andrea Russett, iHeartRadio’sJoJo Wright, Mackenzie and Maddie Ziegler. Additional stars and performers will be announced in the coming days.

Stand Up To Cancer’s aim is to raise funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives.

The Digital Live Show is being produced by Telescope, described as a specialist in live content creation and audience engagement technology for new digital platforms.

Beatriz to Perform at Young Storytellers Foundation Fundraiser

Stephanie Beatriz is ready for something big…

The 34-year-old half-Colombia/half-Bolivian actress is among the thespians who’ve signed up to perform at the Young Storytellers Foundation’s 12th annual The Biggest Show fundraiser.

Stephanie Beatriz

Taking place on October 24 at New Roads School in Santa Monica, California, The Biggest Show event takes selected screenplays from throughout the previous school year for a staging that also serves as the organization’s biggest annual fundraiser.

The non-profit Young Storytellers group sends volunteers into dozens of Los Angeles-area public elementary schools to work with fifth grade students on developing short screenplays.

Over the course of eight weeks, the students learn the basics of crafting a dramatic narrative by working one on one with mentors, many of them industry writers. At the end of the program, each student’s screenplay is brought to life at an evening event for family and friends with a group of volunteer actors.

In addition to Beatriz, one of the stars of Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the cast for this year’s The Biggest Show will also feature Keegan-Michael Key, Max Greenfield, Jack Black, Judy Greer, Tom Lennon and Jason Mantzoukas.

Brothers Randy and Jason Sklar will serve as hosts.

Young Storytellers Foundation was formed in 1997 by a group of film students that included future Glee and American Horror Story co-creator Brad Falchuk.

Beatriz’s credits include television appearances on The Closer, Modern Family, Southland, Jessie and Hello Ladies.

Screen Media Films to Release Plaza’s Ensemble Drama “About Alex” in August

It looks like the U.S. will be all about Alex and Aubrey Plaza this August

Screen Media Films has acquired the North American distribution rights to the About Alex, starring the 29-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress and comedian.

About Alex

From first-time director Jesse Zwick, the ensemble drama centers on a group of twentysomething pals who reunite over the weekend after one of their own suffers an emotional breakdown and attempts suicide.

The film also stars Max Greenfield, Nate Parker, Max Minghella, Jason Ritter, Maggie Grace and Jane Levy.

Similar to the Big Chill, but for the Facebook and Twitter generation, the recent Tribeca Film Festival premiere-film will see a theatrical and video on demand day and date release on August 8.

Zwick wrote and directed the Footprint Features and Bedford Falls Company production.

Plaza Starring in the Indie Drama “About Alex”

Aubrey Plaza will be learning all about Alex in the near future…

The 29-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress and comedian will star in the independent ensemble drama About Alex.

Aubrey Plaza

Helmed by Jesse Zwick, in his directorial debut, the film centers on seven college friends who reunite Big Chill-style one long weekend after one of their own friends attempts suicide. The pals wax philosophical on past relationships, old crushes and bad decisions and how life has changed post-college in the Facebook/Twitter age.

Along with Plaza, the film stars Parenthood’s Jason Ritter, New Girl’s Max Greenfield, Arbitrage’s Nate Parker, Taken’s Maggie Grace, The Internship’s Max Minghella and Suburgatory’s Jane Levy.

It’s the latest film role for the Parks and Recreation star known for her deadpan-style comedy.

She’s currently filing Life After Beth in LA.

Armisen to Appear on NBC’s Game Show “Hollywood Game Night”

Fred Armisen is about to get his game on…

The 46-year-old half-Venezuelan actor and former Saturday Night Live star has signed on to appear on NBC’s new game show series Hollywood Game Night.

Fred Armisen

Executive produced by Will & Grace’s Sean Hayes and hosted by Glee’s Jane Lynch, features celebrities hanging out and playing games with fun-loving non-celebrity contestants in a cocktail party atmosphere.

Along with Armisen, other celebrities set to appear on the game show include Amy Poehler, Matthew Perry, Jason Bateman, Kristin Bell and fiance Dax Shephard, Maya Rudolph, Minnie Driver, Kristen Chenoweth, Cheryl Hines, Molly Shannon and Max Greenfield, with more stars expected to join.

The series, which has an eight-episode order, is based on Hayes’ real-life game nights. In each episode, two contestants will be treated to a night of fun and celebration where they get to rub shoulders with the celebrity crowd. At the end, one of the contestants will walk away with a cash prize and a night of stories and memories.