Bichir to Star in the Indie Film “Walden: Life in the Woods”

Demián Bichir is headed for a life in the Woods

The 53-year-old Mexican actor and former Oscar nominee has joined the cast Walden: Life in the Woods, an independent film that’s shooting in Colorado.

Demián Bichir

Directed by Alex Harvey from a script by Adam Chanzit, the film is the reimagining of Henry David Thoreau’s treatise on nature. It interlaces three stories about the trappings of 21st century life and a few unlikely transcendentalists who dream dangerously of escape. The narrative includes stop-motion animation spearheaded by Laura Goldhamer, who also is penning an original score.

The film costars T.J. Miller, Lynn Cohen, Erik Hellman, Tony LoVerde, Chris Sullivan and Jamie Horton.

The film was funded in part by arts philanthropists and investors in the region and landed an incentive package from Colorado’s Office of Film, Television and Media. The Denver Film Society also is sponsoring the indie.

Isaac Earns First Acting Critics’ Choice Awards Nomination

Oscar Isaac is getting a heroes reception…

The 36-year-old Guatemalan and Cuban American actor is among the Latino talents earning a Critics’ Choice Awards nomination.

Oscar Isaac

Isaac earned his nod in the Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series for his performance in the HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero. It’s his first nomination in an acting category. He previously was nominated in the Song category for co-penning “Please Mr. Kennedy” for the film Inside Llewyn Davis with Adam Driver and Justin Timberlake.

Gina Rodriguez, who earned a Golden Globe earlier this year, picked up her second consecutive nomination in the Actress in a Comedy Series category for her starring role in The CW’s Jane the Virgin.

Rodriguez’s Jane the Virgin co-star Jamie Camil picked up his second nod in the Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category for his role as Rodriguez’s onscreen father. He’ll face off against Mel Rodriguez, who received his nomination for his performance on HBO’s Getting On.

In the film section, Alejandro González Iñárritu earned a nod in the Director category for helming the western drama/thriller The Revenant, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. The Mexican filmmaker was nominated last year in the same category for directing Birdman. He lost in that category, but took home the Screenplay trophy for the same film.

Meanwhile, the film’s lenser Emmanuel Lubezki received a nom in the Cinematography category. He’s the two-time reigning champion in the category after winning for his work on Gravity in 2014 and Birdman in 2015. He also won the prize in 2012 for The Tree of Life.

Paco Delgado picked up a nod in the Costume Design category for his work on The Danish Girl. He previously was nominated in 2013 for his work on Les Misérables.

Hosted by T.J. Miller, the awards show will be held on January 17 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. It will air simultaneously on A&E, Lifetime and LMN.

Here are the categories featuring Latino nominees for the 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards:


Todd Haynes – Carol
Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant
Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott – The Martian
Steven Spielberg – Bridge of Spies

Carol – Ed Lachman
The Hateful Eight – Robert Richardson
Mad Max: Fury Road – John Seale
The Martian – Dariusz Wolski
The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki
Sicario – Roger Deakins

Brooklyn – Odile Dicks-Mireaux
Carol – Sandy Powell
Cinderella – Sandy Powell
The Danish Girl – Paco Delgado
Mad Max: Fury Road – Jenny Beavan

The Assassin
Goodnight Mommy
The Second Mother
Son of Saul


Wes Bentley – American Horror Story: Hotel – FX
Martin Clunes – Arthur & George – PBS
Idris Elba – Luther – BBC America
Oscar Isaac – Show Me a Hero – HBO
Vincent Kartheiser – Saints & Strangers – National Geographic Channel
Patrick Wilson – Fargo – FX

Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – The CW
Aya Cash – You’re the Worst – FXX
Wendi McLendon-Covey – The Goldbergs – ABC
Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin – The CW
Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish – ABC
Constance Wu – Fresh Off the Boat – ABC

Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Fox
Jaime Camil – Jane the Virgin – The CW
Jay Duplass – Transparent – Amazon
Neil Flynn – The Middle – ABC
Keegan-Michael Key – Playing House – USA
Mel Rodriguez – Getting On – HBO

Rodriguez Joins Voice Cast of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Big Hero 6”

Genesis Rodriguez is a big hero in training…

The 26-year-old Venezuelan- and Cuban-American actress has been added to the voice cast of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ fall feature Big Hero 6.

Genesis Rodriguez

The film centers on a young robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada and his robot companion Baymax, who pull together a team of crime fighters to save the city of San Fransokyo.

Rodriguez will voice the character of Honey Lemon, a chemistry whiz. Don’t let her glasses and funky fashion fool you: Honey may be as sweet as her namesake, but she has a fire in her belly and a can-do attitude that make her pretty much unstoppable. Her knowledge of alchemy proves powerful, too, when the effusive brainiac becomes part of the “Big Hero 6” and creates clever concoctions that when thrown, can get her team out of nearly any jam.

In addition to Rodriguez, the voice cast includes Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell, Damon Wayans Jr., T.J. Miller, Alan Tudyk, Jamie Chung and Daniel Henney.

Big Hero 6 is the first Disney film to feature Marvel Comics characters and is adapted by Don Hall and Jordan Roberts from the Marvel comic mini-series of the same name, whose team and characters were created by Man of Action’s Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle.

Hall and Bolt‘s Chris Williams co-directed the film, which hits theaters in 3D on November 7.

Rodriguez’s “The Goodwin Games” to Premiere on Fox in May

If you’ve missed seeing CSI: Miami’s Adam Rodríguez on television, you’re in luck.

The 37-year-old half-Puerto Rican/half-Cuban American actor, who wowed audiences with his ripped body and sexy dance moves in Magic Mike, will be guest starring on Fox’s midseason series The Goodwin Games, which will launch its summer run in May.

Adam Rodriguez

The Goodwin Games centers on three siblings who stand to inherit millions if they can complete the crazy challenges in their deceased father’s will. It stars Becki Newton, Scott Foley and T.J. Miller.

Rodriguez will guest star on a recurring basis as Ivan, a grade school friend of Chloe (Newton) who becomes not only her professor but also a potential love interest.

The Goodwin Games will premiere on Monday, May 20 at 8:30 pm ET and run for seven consecutive weeks.

Rodriguez to Guest Star on Fox’s “The Goodwin Games”

Talk about hot for (math) teacher…

Adam Rodriguez has signed on to play a college math professor on Fox’s upcoming midseason comedy The Goodwin Games.

Adam Rodriguez

The 37-year-old Puerto Rican/Cuban American actor, who set hearts aflutter in the hit make stripper movie Magic Mike, will guest star as Ivan, a grade school friend of Chloe (Becki Newton) who becomes not only her professor but also a potential love interest.

The former CSI: Miami star will appear on a recurring basis. Rodriguez could appear in as many as four of the first 13 episodes.

Carter Bays, who created The Goodwin Games with fellow How I Met Your Mother executive producer Craig Thomas, describes Ivan via email as “a scrawny, insecure nebbish with crippling allergies,” adding: “Obviously Adam Rodriguez was the first person we thought of!”

The Goodwin Games, which centers on three siblings who stand to inherit millions if they can complete the crazy challenges in their deceased father’s will, also stars Scott Foley and T.J. Miller.

The Goodwin Games is slated to debut in early 2013.