de la Huerta to Star in Dramatic Comedy “Puppy Love”

Paz de la Huerta is a lucky dog

The 32-year-old Spanish American actress will star opposite Hopper Penn in Puppy Love, a dramatic comedy written and to be directed by Michael Maxxis, a music video and commercials director making his feature film debut.

Paz de la Huerta

The film is based on Maxxis’ actual cousin and follows a year in the life of Morgan Fairchild (Penn), who marches to the distant sound of his own offbeat drum and meets and falls in love with Carla (de la Huerta), who is homeless. The relationship grows and develops into something kind, endearing and beautiful even in their otherwise odd circumstances.

Singer Elle King, rapper Mickey Avalon and Wayne Newton will also appear in the film, with Nirvana and Foo Fighters record producer Butch Vig producing the soundtrack.

Michael Madsen, Donald Cerrone, Rosanna Arquette and Colleen Camp are also on board.

Principal photography is set to begin next week in Edmonton.

de la Huerta’s credits include notable roles in the films The Cider House Rules, A Walk to Remember and Enter the Void, and a memorable role on HBO’s drama series Boardwalk Empire.

de la Huerta to Star in Modern-Day Film Adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Paz de la Huerta is living the Dream

The 31-year-old half-Spanish American actress will star in a modern-day film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, according to Variety.

Paz de la Huerta

de la Huerta will star alongside Rachel Leigh Cook, Hamish Linklater, Avan Jogia, Fran Kranz, Charity Wakefield, Lily Rabe, Ted Levine and Finn Whitrock in the film, which completed production on Dec. 18.

Producers announced the project Saturday to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

The new version takes place in present-day Hollywood where fantasy and reality collide. It’s set in a world where glamorous stars, commanding moguls, starving artists and vaulting pretenders all vie to get ahead.

Casey Wilder Mott wrote and directed the feature, marking his directorial debut.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream will feature original music by Mia Doi Todd and Saul Williams, both of whom also appear in the film.

de la Huerta starred in Boardwalk Empire for two seasons. Her other credits include The Cider House Rules, Riding in Cars with Boys and A Walk to Remember.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream has been adapted into movies numerous times, most recently in the 1999 Fox Searchlight film, which included Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Everett, Stanley Tucci, Calista Flockhart and Christian Bale.

Vergara Named The World’s Most Desirable Woman

Move over Blake Lively! There’s a new most desirable woman in the world… And, her name’s Sofia Vergara.

Ask Men has conducted a round up of the “Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2012,” with the 39-year-old Colombian bombshell—who ranked as one of the best dressed starlets at this years SAG Awards—taking the top spot after more than one million readers cast their votes.

Sofia Vergara

The men’s website says when it comes to Colombian imports, none are more in demand than Vergara—who ranked No. 3 on the 2011 list. Despite the Modern Family star’s obvious assets, says Ask Men, she’s one very funny woman.

Meanwhile, Selena Gomez storms the chart at No. 14. The 19-year-old half-Mexican actress/singer may be a former Disney Channel star, but she’s quickly become tween royalty, thanks to her high profile relationship with Justin Bieber. And, she’s a star in her own right with hit singles like “Hit the Lights” and roles like Gomez’s upcoming image-shattering part in a spring-break-themed film.

In all, this year’s list includes a large Latina contingent. Here’s a look at the Latinas making the final cut:

No. 1 Sofia Vergara
No 14 Selena Gomez
No. 19 Lea Michele
No. 24 Jessica Alba
No. 34 Jessica Gomes
No. 49 Penelope Cruz
No. 52 Jordana Brewster
No. 53 Gisele Bundchen
No. 54 Eva Mendes
No. 64 Leryn Franco
No. 66 Aubrey Plaza
No. 68 Arianny Celeste
No. 71 Adriana Lima
No. 83 Zoe Saldana
No. 84 Camilla Belle
No. 91 Alessandra Ambrosio
No. 93 Jennifer Lopez
No. 99 Paz de la Huerta

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