Actress Megan Park has written and is directing the feature about high school student Vada (Ortega) who navigates the emotional fallout she experiences in the wake of a school tragedy. Relationships with her family, friends and view on the world are forever altered.
David Brown will produce for U.S. outfit Clear Horizon alongside Rebecca Miller and Cara Shine.
Ally Brooke is gearing up for the Premios Juventud…
Univisionhas unveiled the second wave of talent confirmed to perform at this year’s Premios Juventudawards show, with the 27-year-old Mexican American singer and former Fifth Harmony making the list.
Ally Brooke, who finished in third place on the last installment of Dancing With the Stars, recently released the Spanish single “500 Veces,” featuring Messiah. No word if she’ll perform that song.
In addition to Ally Brooke, the star-studded lineup includesJ Balvin, Natanael Cano, Pedro Capo,CNCO, Karol G, Kany Garcia, Greeicy, Mau & Ricky, Ozuna, Rafa Pabon, Pitbull, Alex Rose, Sebastian Yatra, Caly y El Dandee, Danna Paola, The Wailersand Zion & Lennox, who will bless fans with a special musical number from Puerto Rico in celebration of their 20th anniversary.
They join previously announced performers Anuel AA, Rauw Alejandro,Neto Bernal, Camilo, Natti Natasha, Gloria Trevi, Manuel Turizo and Jay Wheeler.
In a first ever, PJ-only version, The Wailers will be joined on stage by Cedellaand Skip Marley,Pedro Capo, Rauw Alejandro, Camiloand Kany Garcia to send a message of love, justice and inclusion.
Pitbull will surprise fans with his first ever television performance of his single “I Believe That We will Win.”
The program will feature artists performing at the venue, a virtual audience, and an innovative integration of the latest state-of-the-art, augmented and virtual reality technologies for award presentations, intros and musical performances.
Netflix has set January 1 for the premiere of Messiah, starring the 51-year-old Puerto Rican actor.
The suspense geo-political thriller series, which has teased with the release of a new trailer, also stars Michelle Monaghan, Mehdi Dehbi, Tomer Sisley, Melinda Page Hamilton, Stefania LaVie Owen, Sayyid El Alami, Jane Adams, Wil Traval, Fares Landoulsi,Dermot Mulroneyand Beau Bridges.
“He’s come out of nowhere and we don’t know who he is.” So begins the trailer for Messiah, which lays out CIA officer Eva Geller’s (Monaghan) quest to determine the identity of this mysterious man, whose followers believe he’s performing miracles. Geller must race to determine whether he really is a divine entity or a deceptive con artist capable of dismantling the world’s geopolitical order. As the story unfolds, multiple perspectives are interwoven including that of an Israeli intelligence officer (Sisley), a Texas preacher (Ortiz) and his daughter (Owen), a Palestinian refugee (El Alami) and the journalist (Adams) who covers the story.
Messiah is created by Michael Petroni, directed by James McTeigueand Kate Woods, and executive produced by Petroni, McTeigue, Andrew Deane, Mark Burnettand Roma Downey.Ortiz’s recent credits include the films Ad Astra, Bumblebee and Peppermint, as well as television appearances on Mayans MC, The Guest
The 49-year-old Puerto Rican actor has joined the cast of Netflix’s drama series Messiah, from writer Michael Petroni and producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.
Created by Petroni, the 10-episode Messiah explores the lines among religion, faith and politics. It chronicles the modern world’s reaction to a man who first appears in the Middle East creating a groundswell of followers around him claiming he is the Messiah. Is he sent from God or is he a dangerous fraud bent on dismantling the world’s geopolitical order? The story unfolds from multiple points of view, including a young CIA agent, an Israeli Shin Bet officer, a Latino preacher and his Texan daughter, a Palestinian refugee and the media, among others.
Ortiz plays Felix, smart, humble and unassuming on the outside. Though blessed with a strong faith and a loving family, Felix struggles with his lot in life leading a tiny, uninspired congregation in a border town in Texas where he assumes he will live out the rest of his days. Felix’s life is about to change as he gets swept up into Al-Massih’s world. With growing power comes corruption and Felix must choose between remaining true to himself or going down a darker path.
Ortiz will next be seen on the big screen alongside Hailee Steinfeld and Jon Cena in ParamountPictures’ Transformers spinoff Bumblebeeand in a co-starring role in revenge thriller Peppermintopposite Jennifer Garner.
The 25-year-old Puerto Rican singer and songwriter and urban superstar will take part in Billboard’s “The Latin Trap Panel,” which will take place at the annual Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami.
Other speakers include up-and-coming reggaetón/trap artists like Ozuna and Noriel, Bryant Myers, Bad Bunny, Messiah, producer Santana and Jonathan Gandarilla, president of Ganda Entertainment.
The Billboard Latin Music Conference will kick off April 24 in Miami with other panels like “Superstar Q&A,” and marquee sessions including the “Divas Panel” and “How I Wrote that Song, the New Generation.”
Other confirmed panels include “Socializing Maluma,” featuring the Colombian superstar himself in a Q&A about social media, and Ednita Nazario, who will be joined by top agents in the panel “Me, Me, Me” — a discussion on why Latin stars are now a “hot commodity for memoirs and biopics.”
The Billboard Latin Music Awards are the culmination of the Billboard Latin Music Conference, taking place April 24-27 at the Ritz Carlton Miami Beach.
To register, visit www.billboardlatinconference.com.