Vazquez to Star in NBC’s Supernatural Drama Pilot “Midnight, Texas”

The clock has struck twelve for Yul Vazquez

The 51-year-old Cuban actor and musician has been cast as a series regular in NBC’s supernatural drama pilot Midnight, Texas, based on the best-selling trilogy by Charlaine Harris.

Yul Vazquez

Written by Monica Owusu-Breen and directed by Niels Arden Oplev, the project is described as “Twin Peaks meets True Blood” in Midnight, Texas, a remote town where your neighbor could be a vampire, a witch, a werewolf, or even an angel.

Vazquez will portray the Reverand, a grizzled Mexican cowboy who always wears his Stetson boots. He presides over the wedding chapel and cemetery.

Vazquez played the series regular role of President Westwood on The Lottery. His other credits include television appearances on Person of Interest, Magic City and The Good Wife.

Rapace Stars Opposite Colin Farrell in Revenge Film “Dead Man Down”

Noomi Rapace is seeking revenge … with a little help from Colin Farrell

The 33-year-old half-Spanish actress and Prometheus star and Farrell get caught in the crosshairs of revenge in Dead Man Down, the new film from Niels Arden Oplev, the man behind Rapace’s critically aclaimed 2009 Swedish film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Noomi Rapace

In Dead Man Down, Rapace’s character Beatrice becomes a victim to an underground crime lord in New York City, Alphonse Hoyt, played by Terrence Howard.

Beatrice then looks to exact revenge, and to achieve her goal she seduces Alphonse’s right hand man, Farrell’s character Victor, before blackmailing him into killing his own boss. It so happens Victor is also seeking to avenge the death of his wife and daughter at the hands of his boss. As the film progresses, Victor and Beatrice’s intense chemistry leads them spiraling into payback delivered in violent catharsis.

With a supporting cast that includes Dominic Cooper, Raw Leiba, Isabelle Huppert and Puerto Rican actor Franky G, the R-rated movie is set for a March 8 release in the U.S.