Adam Rodriguez to Appear on NBC’s Drama Series “Ordinary Joe”

Adam Rodriguez isn’t afraid of the ordinary

The 46-year-old Puerto Rican and Cuban American actor has landed a recurring role in Ordinary Joe, NBC’s upcoming drama series starring Jimmy Wolk.

Adam Rodriguez

From Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner and writer/director Matt Reeves and his 6th & Idaho banner. The project, which co-stars Natalie Martinez, Charlie Barnett and Elizabeth Lail, is a co-production of 20th Television, Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, 6th & Idaho and 3 Arts.

Written by Friend and Lerner, Ordinary Joe explores the three parallel lives of the show’s main character (Wolk) after he makes a pivotal choice at a crossroads in his life. The series asks the question of how different life might look if you made your decision based on love, loyalty or passion.

Rodriguez will play Bobby Diaz. Charismatic and ambitious, Bobby is a young Congressman on the rise… but the impressive life path he’s forged for himself suddenly all changes in an instant.

Rodriguez is best known for his starring roles as Eric Delko in CSI: Miami and as Luke Alvez in Criminal Minds. He’s next set to serve as mentor and executive producer on HBO Max’s upcoming unscripted competition series The Real Magic Mike! a spinoff of Steven Soderberg’s original hit film in which he starred opposite Channing Tatum. He also stars and executive produces CBS’ upcoming movie A Christmas Proposal. His other recent television credits include Ugly Betty, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, Jane the Virgin and Empire.

Warner Bros. to Release Sci-Fi Thriller “Reminiscence” with Natalie Martinez in September

Natalie Martinez is ready to reminisce this Labor Day weekend…

Warner Bros. has scheduled Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy’s feature directorial debut Reminiscence, featuring the 36-year-old Cuban American actress, for theaters and HBO Max on September 3, Labor Day weekend.

Natalie Martinez

Starring Hugh Jackman, the sci-fi thriller had a previous release date of April 16.

The film follows Nick Bannister (Jackman), a private investigator of the mind, who navigates the darkly alluring world of the past by helping his clients access lost memories. Living on the fringes of the sunken Miami coast, his life is forever changed when he takes on a new client, Mae (Rebecca Ferguson). A simple matter of lost and found becomes a dangerous obsession. As Bannister fights to find the truth about Mae’s disappearance, he uncovers a violent conspiracy, and must ultimately answer the question: how far would you go to hold on to the ones you love?

In addition to Jackman, Ferguson and Martinez, the film also stars Thandie Newton, Cliff Curtis, Marina de Tavira, Daniel WuMojean Aria, Brett Cullen, Angela Sarafyan and Nico Parker.

Jackman has dropped a small teaser on his social media channels:

Natalie Martinez to Appear in Season Two of CBS All Access’ “The Twilight Zone”

Natalie Martinezis hitting the zone

The 35-year-old Cuban American actress has joined the cast of the second season of CBS All Access’ anthology reboot of The Twilight Zone.

Natalie Martinez

Martinez will appear in the episode titled “A Small Town.”It was written by Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due and directedby Alonso Alvarez-Barreda.

But Martinezisn’t the only Latina who’ll travel through another dimension…a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A dimension called The Twilight Zone.

Sky Ferreirahas also been added to the 10-episode sophomore season of Jordan Peeleand Simon Kinberg’s reimagining of the classic sci-fi series.

Others set to appear on the second Kylie BunburyTopher GraceDavid KrumholtzThomas LennonGretchen MolPaula NewsomeJurnee SmollettDamon Wayans Jr., among others.

Ferreira is starring in the episode titled “Ovation,” directed by Ana Lily Amirpourand written by Emily C. Changand Sara Amini

Here’s the season two cast and episode titles, in no particular order:

Episode: “8” Starring (previously announced) Joel McHale (CommunityStargirl) and Brandon Jay McLaren (UnREALGraceland)
Written by Glen Morgan
Directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead

Episode: “A Small Town” Starring Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Endings, Let’s Be Cops), David Krumholtz (The Deuce, Evel), Natalie Martinez (ReminiscenceThe I-Land), and Paula Newsome (BarryChicago Med)
Written by Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due
Directed by Alonso Alvarez-Barreda

Episode: “Try, Try” Starring Topher Grace (Blackkklansman, Black Mirror) and Kylie Bunbury (When They See Us, Pitch)
Written by Alex Rubens
Directed by Jen McGowan

Episode: “You Might Also Like” Starring Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire, Manchester by the Sea) and Greta Lee (Russian Doll, High Maintenance)
Written and Directed by Osgood Perkins

Episode: “Ovation”Starring Jurnee Smollett (Birds of Prey, Lovecraft Country”), Tawny Newsome (Space Force, Lower Decks), Sky Ferreira (Baby Driver, Twin Peaks), Paul F. Tompkins (BoJack Horseman, Comedy Bang! Bang!), and Thomas Lennon (Reno 911! Night at the Museum”franchise)
Written by Emily C. Chang and Sara Amini
Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour

Previously announced cast and episodes include: 

Episode: “Downtime” Starring Morena Baccarin (Deadpool franchise, Homeland), Colman Domingo (If Beale Street Could Talk, Fear the Walking Dead) and Tony Hale (Veep, Toy Story 4)
Written by Jordan Peele
Directed by JD Dillard

Episode: “The Who of You” Starring Ethan Embry (Grace and Frankie, Blindspotting), Daniel Sunjata (Graceland,Rescue Me), and Billy Porter (PoseLike a Boss)
Written by Win Rosenfeld
Directed by Peter Atencio

Episode: “A Human Face” Starring Jenna Elfman (Fear the Walking Dead, Dharma & Greg), Chris Meloni (The Handmaid’s Tale, 42), and Tavi Gevinson (Person to PersonEnough Said)
Written by Alex Rubens
Directed by Christina Choe

Episode: “Among The Untrodden” Introducing Abbie Hern and Sophia Macy
Written by Heather Anne Campbell
Directed by Tayarisha Poe

Episode: “Meet in the Middle” Starring Jimmi Simpson (Westworld, Black Mirror: USS Callister) and Gillian Jacobs (Community, Love)
Written by Emily C. Chang and Sara AminiDirected by Mathias Herndl

Natalie Martinez to Star in the Sci-Fi Thriller “Reminiscence”

Natalie Martinez is reminiscing…

The 35-year-old Cuban American actresshas joined the cast of Reminiscence, the sci-fi thriller being helmed by Westworld EP Lisa Joy in her first directorial outing.

Natalie Martinez

Martinez will star opposite new cast additions Angela SarafyanOscar nominee Marina De Taviraand Cliff Curtis in the film, joining previously announced stars Hugh JackmanRebecca FergusonThandie Newtonand Daniel Wu.

The Warner Bros. film is a mind bending noir love story set in the dystopic near future of a nighttime, super heated flooded global warmed Miami.

Joy wrote the screenplay and will produce with her Kilter Film partner Jonathan Nolan

The film is a co-production of Kilter Films, Michael De Luca Productionsand FilmNation Entertainment.

Martinez, who appeared inInto The Dark, can currently be seen starring in Netflilx’s miniseries The I-Land

de Tavira appeared in Alfonso Cuarón’s highly acclaimed drama Roma, which she earned an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress. 

Netflix Releases New Trailer for Natalie Martinez’s Sci-Fi Thriller Series “The I-Land”

Natalie Martinez is stranded…

The new trailer has been released for Netflix’s upcoming limited series The I-Land, starring the 35-year-old Cuban American actress.

Natalie Martinez

The clip gives off some major Lord of the Flies vibes with a glimmer of Lost and a dash of The Hunger Games.

The sci-fi thriller follows ten people wake up on a treacherous island with no memory of who they are or how they got there, they set off on a trek to try to get back home. They soon discover this world is not as it seems. Faced with the I-Land’s extreme psychological and physical challenges, they must rise to their better selves — or die as their worst ones.

In addition to Martinez, the series stars Kate BosworthAlex Pettyfer,Ronald PeetKyle SchmidKota Eberhardt, Sibylla DeenAnthony Lee MedinaGilles Geary and Michele Veintimilla.

The I-Land debuts on Netflix debuts on September 12. 

Natalie Martinez to Star in the Netflix Sci-Fi Action Adventure Series “The I-Land”

Natalie Martinez is heading to a new land

The 34-year-old Cuban American actress and model will star in Netflix’s new sci-fi action adventure series The I-Land from Neil LaBute.

Natalie Martinez

When ten people wake up on a treacherous island with no memory of who they are or how they got there, they set off on a trek to try to get back home. They soon discover this world is not as it seems. Faced with the island’s extreme psychological and physical challenges, they must rise to their better selves — or die as their worst ones.

Kate Bosworth stars as KC and serves as a producer on the series. Martinez will star as Chase. Alex Pettyfer will star as Brody.

Nomadic Pictures Entertainment is producing the series, which received a seven episode order.

It’s the latest television series for Martinez, who previously appeared on The Crossing, APB, Secrets and Lies and Under the Dome.

AT&T Audience Network Renews Sanchez’s “Kingdom” for Third Season

The sun hasn’t set on Kiele Sanchez’s kingdom…

AT&T Audience Network has ordered a third season of its critically acclaimed martial arts drama series Kingdom, starring the 38-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress.

Kiele Sanchez in Kingdom

“The success of season 2 of Kingdom proves how captivating this series is and how viewers have invested and connected with the characters’ lives,” said Christopher Long, senior vice president, Original Content and Production, AT&T. “Byron Balasco has been at the helm of this gritty mixed martial arts family drama since its inception and has showcased heart wrenching topics that no other show on television has had the strength to touch. We couldn’t be happier to have Byron on for another season and have no doubt that he will create a compelling storyline that no one will forget.”

The series stars Frank Grillo as a former MMA mixed martial arts fighter trying to keep his gym in business.

In addition to Sanchez and Grillo, the series also stars Matt Lauria, Jonathan Tucker, Nick Jonas, Joanna Going and Natalie Martinez.

Creator, writer and showrunner Balasco serves as executive producer.

Kingdom is produced by Endemol Shine Studios and distributed internationally by Endemol Shine International.

Martinez Joins Live Reading of Black List Script “El Fuego Caliente”

Natalie Martinez’s career is heating up 

The 31-year-old Cuban American actress has joined the cast of the upcoming live reading of the 2011 Black list script El Fuego Caliente.

Natalie Martinez

Melanie Lynskey and Don Cheadle have also come on board, joining previously announced cast members Roselyn Sanchez, Jaime Camil, Judy Reyes, Stephanie Beatriz, Diego Boneta, Ben Schwartz, and narrator Anthony Mendez.

Written by Schwartz, who is also directing the live read, the story is a remake of Soapdish that follows telenovela icon Penelope, who desperately dreams of escaping to Hollywood stardom. After a jealous costar and conniving producer resurrect her character’s previously-killed off ex-lover, Penelope’s life becomes crazier than the show on which she stars.

The live read of El Fuego Caliente happens at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood, Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Tickets are now available.

Screen Gems Picks Up Rights to Bella Thorne’s “Keep Watching”

Here’s your chance to keep watching Bella Thorne

Screen Gems has picked up rights for the U.S. and much of the world to Keep Watching, the thriller from Voltage Pictures starring the 18-year-old half-Cuban American actress/singer.

Bella Thorne

Formerly known as Home Invasion, the film centers on a family imprisoned by intruders who play a life-and-death game in which the mysterious rules become clear as the night unfolds.

Thorne stars as a disillusioned teenager intensely guarding a personal secret.

The cast also includes Ioan GruffuddChandler Riggs, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Willig and Leigh Whannell.

No word on when the film will hit theaters.

Voltage Pictures financed Keep Watching, from rookie feature director Sean Carter and first-time screenwriter Joseph Dembner, who wrote it on spec after hatching the concept with Alex Heineman.

Martinez to Star in DirecTV’s MMA drama “Kingdom”

It’s kingdom come for Natalie Martinez

The 30-year-old Cuban American actress has been cast as a regular on the upcoming second season of DirecTV’s MMA drama Kingdom.

Natalie Martinez

The series, from creator/showrunner Byron Balasco, follows the story of Alvey Kulina (Frank Grillo) who owns and runs a mixed martial arts gym called Navy St. Gym in Venice, California, with his girlfriend, Lisa (Kiele Sanchez).

Martinez will play Alicia Mendez, described as a woman who is damaged with self-destructive tendencies. Although talented, she is fairly inexperienced fighter who takes a meeting with Lisa (Sanchez).

Nick Jonas and Matt Lauria also star.

Kingdom, from Endemol Shine Studios, just started production on Season 2 in Los Angeles.