Sohvi Rodriguez Upped to Series Regular on TNT’s “Animal Kingdom”

Sohvi Rodriguez is expanding her Kingdom

The Latina actress, who heavily recurred in the third season of TNT’s Animal Kingdom, has been promoted to series regular for the upcoming fourth season of the critically praised drama series.

Sohvi Rodriguez

Rodriguez plays Mia, a tough, unpredictable young woman raised in a gang, Mia forms an alliance with J (Finn Cole) as he questions her motives at every turn.

Animal Kingdomstars Ellen Barkinas the matriarch of the Cody crime family, along with Shawn HatosyBen RobsonJake Wearyand Cole.

Season 3 began with the death of Scott Speedman’s Baz, and the Cody men finding themselves increasingly divided as they fought for control and independence.

Animal Kingdomwas developed for television by Jonathan Lisco and inspired by the award-winning Australian feature film written & directed by David Michôdand produced by Liz Watts, who also serve as executive producers on the series.

TNT Gives Alonso’s “Animal Kingdom” Early Second Season Renewal

Daniella Alonso’s kingdom isn’t going anywhere…

TNT has renewed Animal Kingdom, starring the 37-year-old Puerto Rican and Peruvian-American actress, for a second season.

Daniella Alonso

The series, which is produced by John Wells Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television, received an early 10-episode renewal for premiere in 2017.

Animal Kingdom is inspired by the feature film of the same name written and directed by David Michôd.

Animal Kingdom has signaled the new tone for TNT dramas and is moving the network in the direction we hoped it would,” said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT. “I’m confident that our strategy of working with high-caliber talent and then getting out of their way will continue to pay off.”

In addition to Alonso, Animal Kingdom, which airs at 9:00 pm ET on Tuesdays, also stars Emmy and Tony winner Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole and Molly Gordon.

TNT Expanding the Premiere Episode of Alonso’s “Animal Kingdom”

Daniella Alonso’s kingdom is launching larger than originally planned…

TNT is expanding the premiere episode of its new drama series Animal Kingdom, starring the 37-year-old Puerto Rican and Peruvian-American actress, to two hours and moving the launch to June 14 at 9:00 pm ET. It was previously set for June 7.

Daniella Alonso

Animal Kingdom centers on 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody, who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. Headed by boot-tough matriarch Janine “Smurf” Cody and her right-hand Baz , who runs the business and calls the shots, the clan also consists of Pope, the oldest and most dangerous of the Cody boys; Craig, the tough and fearless middle son; and Deran, the troubled, suspicious “baby” of the family.

In addition to Alonso, the series stars Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole and Molly Gordon.

Alonso to Star in TNT’s Drama Pilot “Animal Kingdom”

Daniella Alonso is expanding her kingdom

The 36-year-old Puerto Rican and Peruvian-American actress has landed a series regular role opposite Scott Speedman in TNT’s drama pilot Animal Kingdom.

Daniella Alonso

The pilot centers on 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody (Finn Cole), who moves in with his wild, freewheeling grandmother (Ellen Barkin) and uncles in their Southern California beach town after his mother overdoses.

He is pulled into their life of indulgence and excess and soon discovers that it’s all being funded by the bank robberies they commit.

Alonso, who starred on NBC’s sci-fi series Revolution, will portray Catherine, Baz’s (Speedman) de facto wife, and the mother of their 3-year- old daughter, Lena.

She most recently starred on the big screen opposite Kevin James in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.

The As the World Turns alum’s television credits include The Night Shift, Covert Affairs and Private Practice.

Dawson’s “The Captive” to His U.S. Theaters This Fall

Rosario Dawson will keep movie audiences captive this fall…

A24, in partnership with DirecTV, has acquired the rights to The Captive, which stars the 35-year-old Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban American actress.

Rosario Dawson

Directed by Atom Egoyan, the film stars Ryan Reynolds as the father of a young girl who disappears fromtheir pick-up truck in a diner parking lot. The psychological thriller examines how the kidnapping destroys the relationships among those involved.

In addition to Reynolds and Dawson, who portrays the character of Nicole, the film also stars Scott Speedman, Mireille Enos, Kevin Durand and Bruce Greenwood.

“A24 is an extremely exciting company right now with a very smart vision of the future,” says Harold van Lier, president of eOne Films International. “Despite other serious offers on the table, they demonstrated the level of passion and commitment that we were looking for. We look forward to celebrating Atom’s film in Cannes with A24 and our other distribution partners around the world.”

A24 will release the film in the U.S. this fall.

Exclusive Media Acquires International Rights to Quílez’s “Out of the Dark,” Starring Julia Stiles

Lluís Quílez’s feature film directorial debut could reach a worldwide audience.

Exclusive Media has nabbed the international rights to the 34-year-old Spanish director’s supernatural thriller Out of the Dark.

Out of the Dark

Written by Carriers scribes David Pastor and Alex Pastor, the film is currently in post-production and eyed for release in 2014.

Starring Julia Stiles and Scott Speedman, the film centers on a couple and their daughter who move to Colombia to take over a family manufacturing plant, only to realize their new home is haunted.

Exclusive Media is repping and selling worldwide rights to the film, which was partly financed by Participant Media.

Quílez’s previous credits include the short films Yanindara, Avatar and El siguiente.

Dawson to Star in “Queen of the Night”

Rosario Dawson will be racing against time in her next project…

The 33-year-old Puerto Rican/Cuban American actress will star opposite Ryan Reynolds in the thriller Queen of the Night.

Rosario Dawson

The film centers on the father of an abducted daughter who uncovers a series of disturbing clues eight years later that suggest she’s still alive.

Dawson, one of the best dressed Latinas at this year’s Golden Globes, will play the detective in charge of the investigation, and they race against the clock to rescue the imprisoned girl before the trail goes cold.

Dawson joins Scott Speedman and Mireille Enos in the David Fraser-directed film.

Dawson will soon be appearing in the Sin City sequel, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. And she just wrapped Parts Per Billion with Josh Hartnett, Penn Badgley and Frank Langella.

Her upcoming films include Diego Luna’s biopic Chavez and Danny Boyle’s Trance.