Christian Nodal Teams Up with Belinda to Record First-Ever Collab, the Theme to Univision’s “Si Nos Dejan”

Christian Nodal’s next collaboration is very close to his heart…

The 22-year-old Mexican singer is preparing to unveil his first-ever collaboration with his love, Belinda.

Christian Nodal, Belinda,

The Regional Mexican star and renowned pop songstress are behind the theme song of Univision’s upcoming telenovela Si Nos Dejan, bringing to life a new version of José Alfredo Jiménez’s mariachi-bolero classic of the same name.

Nodeli,” as they are referred to by fans, recorded the song in Spain and will be released as a single, Billboard can confirm.

The lovebirds met in 2020 on the set of TV Azteca‘s La Voz and even sealed their relationship with matching tattoos. “Si Nos Dejan” is their first collaborative effort.

 

Si Nos Dejan, starring Mayrín Villanueva, Marcus Ornellas and Alexis Ayala and marking Gaby Spanic’s novela comeback, premieres at 9:00 pm ET on June 1 via Univision.

Barbara De Regil to Star in the Action-Thriller “Blackout”

Barbara De Regil is blacking out

The 33-year-old Mexican actress has been cast in the action-thriller Blackout, starring Josh DuhamelAbbie CornishNick Nolte and Omar Chaparro.

Barbara De Regil

Also joining are Jose Sefami and Hernan Del Riego. Shooting on the film is underway in Mexico City.

Blackout will follow Cain (Duhamel), who wakes up in a Mexican hospital with no memory. After meeting Anna (Cornish), he discovers who he is but soon finds himself fighting for his life as several warring cartel factions attack him, each looking for something he has stolen. Cain looks towards co-worker and mentor, DEA Agent McCoy (Nolte), for answers.

The Patriot Pictures (Synchronic) feature is being directed by Sam Macaroni, director of the VR fight sequences on John Wick: Chapter 3 – ParabellumThe script comes from Van B. Nguyen. XYZ will launch world sales at the upcoming American Film Market.

De Regil is best known for her starring role in the La Femme Nikita-inspired action-crime-thriller TV series Rosario Tijeras from Sony Pictures Television and TV Azteca.

She has also starred in lead roles in films like the comedy feature Loca Por El Trabajo, opposite Adriana Barraza, and, most recently, Netflix’s Spanish-language comedy feature, Mutiny of the Worker Bees, opposite Gustavo Egelhaaf and Mexican star Alejandro Suárez.

 

Emanuel Navarrete Overwhelms Uriel Lopez to Win Sixth Straight Fight by Stoppage

Make that six in a row for Emanuel Navarrete

The 25-year-old Mexican professional boxer and WBO junior featherweight titleholderd efeated Uriel Lopez to score a sixth-round TKO victory in a non-title fight on Saturday night at the TV Azteca studios in Mexico City.

Emanuel Navarrete

Navarrete (32-1, 28 KOs) started slow, but built up momentum and eventually started to overpower Lopez (13-13-1, 6 KOs) in the fourth round, alternating between the orthodox and southpaw stance.

Navarrete, who won his sixth consecutive fight by stoppage, landed punches from all directions. Lopez — who had gone the distance in his previous three fights — was game and willing, but he was no match for the flurry of punches that started coming his way.

“I have the utmost respect for Uriel Lopez,” Navarrete said after the victory. “He put forth a courageous effort, but I was coming to win by knockout. I want to unify titles, but if nobody accepts my challenge, I’ll move up to featherweight.”

Navarrete sent Lopez to the canvas in the fifth round by a swarm of punches. In the sixth, a well-placed right hand to the body knocked Lopez down for the second time, forcing the referee to wave off the fight at 2 minutes, 22 seconds. For Navarrete, it was his sixth fight in the past 13 months.

According to CompuBox, Navarette threw 571 punches, landing 190 of them; Lopez was unable to keep up with that work rate, landing only 49 of 252.

Tubi Acquires Streaming Rights to Robert Rodriguez’s Sci-Fi Horror Film”Red 11″ & Companion Docuseries

Life is but a stream for Robert Rodriguez

Tubi has scored the exclusive streaming rights to the 51-year-old Mexican American filmmaker and visual effects supervisor’s sci-fi horror film Red 11as well as his docuseries The Robert Rodriguez Film School.

Robert Rodriguez

Red 11 is based on Rodriguez’s experiences in a medical research facility to finance his first feature El Mariachi

The film, which made its world premiere at SXSW and went on to play in the Directors Fortnightsection at the Cannes Film Festival, is set in the dark, twisted world of legal drug research. College kids turn lab rats to make quick money. The film’s protagonist Rob (who is assigned the color and number Red 11), is trying to buy his way out of a huge debt to the tune of $7K. But things get surreal when he’s not sure if the hospital is really trying to kill him, or if it’s side effects from the experimental drugs.

Red 11 will hit the free ad-supported streaming service in the U.S., Canada and Mexico this summer.

Robert Rodriguez Film School is the companion piece to Red 11that explains the director’s guerrilla filmmaking process, while speaking to filmmakers and entrepreneurs alike on overcoming the perceived limitations of time, budget and other variables.

“I’m thrilled to be partnering with Tubi to deliver Red 11and its accompanying Film School docuseries free of charge and easily accessible to all audiences,” said Rodriguez. “I made both Red 11and the Film School series to celebrate the 25th anniversary of El Mariachi, and this project shows truly actionable methods using my no crew, micro budget filmmaking style that will inspire others to make their own films and have their voices be heard. These are both dream projects of mine, an entertaining culmination of ideas and ruminations on the creative process that also highlight the heightened sense of spirituality that comes from dancing with creativity when there is an absence of the usual financial resources. In other words, ‘low budget fun.’”

Red 11 and the story of how Robert made this movie is inspirational to up-and-coming filmmakers,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi. “We are thrilled to amplify Robert’s message to the next generation of filmmakers as a part of our commitment to helping independent films find a wide audience.”

Tubi counts more than 20K movies and TV series – more than double the size of Netflix. This month it was announced that Tubi will launch in Mexico with TV Azteca, one of the two largest producers of Spanish-language TV programming in the world. 

Tubi is available on Hisensetelevisions, Android and iOS mobile devices, Amazon Echo ShowGoogle Nest Hub MaxComcast Xfinity X1Cox Contour, and on OTT devices like Amazon Fire TVVizio TVs, SonyTVs, SamsungTVs, RokuApple TVChromecastAndroidTV, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

Geithner Heading to the Dark Side Again in “Quererte asi”

Talk about a good girl gone bad… Aura Cristina Geithner is preparing to play yet another antagonist on television, after years of playing the good girl…

The 45-year-old Colombian telenovela actress will be starring as the villain opposite Mexican actors Francisco Angelini and Maria Jose Madan in TV Azteca’s new telenovela Quererte asi.

Aura Cristina Geithner

The new soap opera,  which premieres on Monday, April 16, tells the story of the conflicts that arise in the romantic relationship between a rich girl and a poor young man.

Geithner describes her character, Emilia Duncan, as a “woman with a lot of money, with power, attractive but cold, calculating, sarcastic, who knows what she wants, but her Achilles heel is her ambition.”

Geithner, an international acclaimed telenovela star, garnered widespread recognition for her role in the TV Azteca melodrama Cielo Rojo, in which she played Mariana.

In recent years, the Colombian actress has managed to cement her status as a great actress in her role as a villain after beginning her career as “the good girl, admired and valued.”

“In Secretos de Amor, which I recorded in Miami, it gave me satisfaction to play a villain for the first time,” she said.