Veronica Echegui to Star in the Rom-Com “Book of Love”

Veronica Echegui has book(ed) an exciting new project…

The 37-year-old Spanish actress will star opposite Sam Claflin in the romantic comedy Book of Love, which begins shooting next month.

The story is about two writers thrown together on a book tour in Mexico. Analeine Cal Y Mayor is directing from a script by David Quantick.

Sky is producing the movie as a Sky Original for its markets, with XYZ Films co-producing, co-financing and handling rights for the rest of the world. The project is being made in association with BuzzFeed Studios.

A three-time Goya Awards winner, Echegui’s previous credits include Unknown Origins, La gran familia española and Katmandú, un espejo en el cielo.

First Trailer Released for Brigitte Kali Canales’ Horror Film “The Old Ways”

Brigitte Kali Canales is reverting to her old ways

The first trailer has been released for the Sitges Film Festival horror The Old Ways, starring the Mexican, Cuban and Spanish American actress.

Brigitte Kali Canales

The film follows Cristina Lopez, a Mexican American reporter who returns to her ancestral homeland of Veracruz chasing a story on witchcraft and faith healers. But Lopez becomes the subject of her own story, kidnapped by a local “bruja” and her son.

In addition to Canales, the film also stars Andrea Cortés, Julia Vera, Sal Lopez and AJ Bowen.

Christopher Alender directs from a script by Marcos Gabriel.

The English and Spanish-language movie will get its world premiere at the festival.

The Old Ways has been picked up for sales by genre specialist XYZ Films.

Canales’ previous credits include Baby Driver and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Morena Baccarin Joins XYZ Films’ Untitled Scripted Documentary about John DeLorean

Morena Baccarin is revving up for a new project…

The 38-year-old Brazilian actress has joined XYZ Films’ untitled scripted documentary about John DeLorean.

Morena Baccarin

Baccarin will join the documentary as Christina Ferrare, the wife of the titular automaker played by Alec Baldwin.

The film will document DeLorean’s rise to stardom, as well as his shocking fall from grace. It will merge scripted narrative scenes with real-life interviews with colleagues, employees, lawyers, friends and family who knew DeLorean best.

Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce will direct, while Tamir Ardon will produce alongside XYZ Films and 9.14 Pictures.

Sundance Selects is distributing the film domestically. The film is slated for a 2018 release.

Baccarin can next be seen reprising her role as Vanessa in Deadpool 2 and currently stars in Fox’s Gotham.

Zaror Starring in the Spanish-Language Action Film “Redeemer”

Marko Zaror is hunting down bad guys…

The 35-year-old Chilean martial artist, actor, and stuntman is starring in XYZ Film’s Spanish-language action film Redeemer, which is now filming in Chile.

Marko Zaror

In his fourth project with director Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Zaror stars as an ex-hitman who’s made a deal with God to hunt down the men he used to work for.

Zaror’s roles in Espinoza’s Kiltro and Mirageman as well as 2010′s Undisputed III: Redemption helped put him on the map in the contemporary action game as one of a new generation of international action stars building global followings through genre films.

Zaror, a martial artist trained in multiple disciplines, recently starred as Mel Gibson’s henchman in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills.