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Glee alum Melissa Benoist is about to blow up. She earned strong reviews for a supporting turn in Whiplash, is leading CBS’ high-profile Supergirl series this fall and just locked down another promising project in Lowriders, from Universal Pictures, Blumhouse and Imagine Entertainment.
Reteaming with Blumhouse after the studio produced Whiplash, Benoist will play a key female role in the pic, which centers on a teen who is forced to pick between his traditional father and gangbanger brother, both of whom are competing in the annual lowrider “Supershow.” The movie is aiming to explore the re-emerging low-rider culture in Eastern Los Angeles’ Latino communities.
Demian Bichir, Eva Longoria, Tony Revolori, Gabriel Chavarria, Theo Rossi and Yvette Monreal are all already attached. Ricardo de Montreuil (Máncora) has come aboard to direct the pic, working from a script by Josh Bierne-Gordon and Justin Tipping (Nani, upcoming Kicks). Earlier versions of the script »
- Isaac Feldberg
Exclusive: Supergirl star Melissa Benoist has just closed a deal to star in Lowriders, the pic from Universal Pictures, Blumhouse and Imagine Entertainment. The film takes takes place in the East L.A. world of lowrider cars and street tagging. Ricardo de Montreuil is on board to direct Josh Bierne-Gordon and Justin Tipping’s script. Previous drafts were written by Cheo Hodari Coker and Elgin James. Benoist’s casting as Lorelai — previously Lily Collins and Nicola Peltz… »
Entourage The Movie
The stars of "Entourage" popped up on the red carpet on the Golden Globes on Sunday ahead of the crowds to film some last-minute footage for the upcoming movie version of the HBO series. Said movie opens June 5th in cinemas.
The scene in question is said to be a "special ending" for the film according to Jeremy Piven. The actor along with Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Kevin Connolly, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Jerry Ferrara all reportedly participated in the filming. [Source: Variety]
Untitled Lowrider Project
Yvette Monreal ("Matador") has signed on for the female lead in the untitled Lowrider project at Universal Pictures alongside Demian Bichir, Theo Rossi and Gabriel Chavarria. The story is set in the East Los Angeles world of lowrider cars and street tagging
Chavarria plays a teen caught between his traditional father (Bichir) and his estranged, criminal brother Ghost (Rossi), both of whom are competing in the annual lowrider "Supershow. »
- Garth Franklin
Matador star Yvette Monreal has signed on for the female lead in Universal Pictures' Untitled Lowrider Project. The movie already has Demián Bichir, Theo Rossi and Gabriel Chavarria attached to star. The story centers on a teenager (Gabriel Chavarria) who is caught between his traditional father (Demián Bichir) and his estranged, criminal brother Ghost (Theo Rossi), both of whom are competing in the annual lowrider "Supershow."
Yvette Monreal will play the love interest of Gabriel Chavarria's character, described as "a smart, talented maverick of a girl who is a fellow tagger but who also has a scholarship to Columbia University in New York." The project first surfaced back in 2010, and is set in the East Los Angeles world of lowrider cars and street tagging. No production schedule was given at this time.
Exclusive: After closing out the final season of FX’s acclaimed Sons of Anarchy, Theo Rossi is diving into his next film. He’s joined the cast of psychological thriller When The Bough Breaks opposite Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, and Jaz Sinclair, which 24‘s Jon Cassar is helming for Screen Gems.
Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne are producing the film about a professional couple unable to conceive their own child who hire a blue collar woman to act as their surrogate (Sinclair). Unfortunately for the hopeful parents, she develops a violent fixation on the husband before the baby is even born.
This is Rossi’s second post-soa film after signing on for Universal Pictures and Blumhouse’s Untitled Lowriders Movie, starring Demian »
- Jen Yamato
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