Pedro Pascal, ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ castmates Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Kristen Wiig with director Patty Jenkins for Entertainment Weekly
DEALINE: Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming superhero pic We Can Be Heroes has justed added a flood of talent to their robust ensemble. Pedro Pascal (Narcos, Wonder Woman 1984), Christian Slater (Mr. Robot, The Wife), YaYa Gosselin (FBI Most Wanted, The Purge) and Akira Akbar (Captain Marvel, This Is Us) are set for the movie which is currently shooting in Texas.
The pic follows the children of Earth’s superheroes after their parents have been kidnapped by alien invaders. The children must team up and learn to work together if they want to save their parents and the world.
In addition to Slater, Gosselin, Akbar and the previously announced Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, the pic will also feature Andrew Diaz, Andy Walken (The Kids are Alright, A Christmas Story Live!), Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Hala Finley (Man with a Plan, Backroads) Isaiah Russell-Bailey (Family Reunion, SWAT), Lotus Blossom (Magic Max), Lyon Daniels (Patriot), Nathan Blair (Best. Worst. Weekend. Ever.), Sung Kang (Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift, Better Luck Tomorrow),Vivien Lyra Blair (Bird Box, Waco), Adriana Barraza (Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Babel, Cake, Penny Dreadful), Brittany Perry-Russell (13 Reasons Why), Christopher McDonald (Mr. Iglesias, Wetlands), J. Quinton Johnson (Everybody Wants Some!!, Last Flag Flying, Dirty Dancing), Haley Reinhart (Step Up Revolution, F is For Family) and Dylan Henry Lau (Fresh Off The Boat).
I’ve updated the gallery with high quality screencaptures of Pedro in his latest movie Triple Frontier. The movie is now streaming on Netflix.
Filmography: Movie Projects > 2019 – Triple Frontier > Screencaptures: Film
You don’t have to be a Shakespeare fan to know some big news hit the theater world on Wednesday. A top-notch cast has been assembled for Broadway’s upcoming production of the Bard’s legendary King Lear, which will star Tony- and Oscar-winner Glenda Jackson in the titular role.
The ensemble features an impressive mix of Broadway returnees and newcomers. In the former camp, New York stage veterans John Douglas Thompson (Jitney), Elizabeth Marvel (Picnic), and Jayne Houdyshell (The Humans) have joined the company in major roles alongside The Affair star Ruth Wilson, who returns to the stage after her Tony-nominated Constellations performance from 2015. And in the latter camp, Narcos star Pedro Pascal is set to make his Broadway debut, as is Aisling O’Sullivan. They follow in the casting of Jackson in the production, who previously played the role at the Old Vic in London, in 2016, to award-winning effect. Jackson also won this year’s Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, for her turn in the Three Tall Women revival.
Tony winner Sam Gold (Fun Home) is helming this King Lear, which will begin previews on Feb. 28, 2019 before its official opening night on April 4, and run through to July 7. It’s also been announced that composer Philip Glass will be providing an original score for the production.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited a record number of new members, extending invites to 928 people.
The Academy topped last year’s record of 774 new members. The Academy invited 683 new members in 2016 and 322 in 2015, which were also record numbers. The expansion of Academy membership to more than 8,000 stems from an ongoing effort to diversify its ranks following uproar over the lack of African-American nominees in 2015 and 2016, which culminated in 2016’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy. Two weeks after the widely criticized nominations were announced, AMPAS announced a goal to double the number of women and diverse members of the Academy by 2020.
Monday’s invitations, if accepted, will result in 38% of the Oscars’ governing body’s new class being comprised of people of color, increasing their representation from 13% in 2017 to 16%. Meanwhile, the new class is 49% female, boosting the total representation of women from 28% in 2017 to 31%. [Source]
ACTORS: FULL LIST
- Rubén Ochandiano – “Biutiful,” “Broken Embraces”
- Issei Ogata – “Silence,” “Yi Yi”
- John Ortiz – “Kong: Skull Island,” “Silver Linings Playbook”
- Randall Park – “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” “Snatched”
- Pedro Pascal – “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” “The Adjustment Bureau”
- Kal Penn – “The Namesake,” “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle”
- Mekhi Phifer – “8 Mile,” “Soul Food”
- Wendell Pierce – “Selma,” “Horrible Bosses”
- Alison Pill – “Midnight in Paris,” “Milk”
- Bel Powley – “Mary Shelley,” “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”
- Tahar Rahim – “The Past,” “A Prophet”
Deadline — Narcos’ Pedro Pascal and Edgar Ramirez, who played Gianni Versace in Ryan Murphy’s recent American Crime Story franchise, have signed up to star in Oliver Assayas’ forthcoming Cuban spy drama Wasp Network.
The pair will star in the feature, which is based on the true story of Cuban spies in American territories during the 1990s and explores the reach of a terrorist network based in Florida that had ramifications across Central America.
Personal Shopper director Assayas wrote and directed the film, which is based on Fernando Morais’ book, The Last Soldiers of the Cold War. RT Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira is producing alongside CG Cinema’s Charles Gillibert, while RT’s Lourenço Sant’Anna and Sophie Mas are executive producing.
IMR International is launching the film to foreign buyers in Cannes, with CAA is handling U.S. rights.