CineInforme is a weekly film and television news column that keeps you up to date on the Latinx stories happening on the big and small screens. From casting choices to studio briefs in Hollywood and beyond, CineInforme is your one-stop-shop for film and TV updates. Swing by every Friday to make sure you don’t miss the latest happenings.
Here’s your glimpse at what’s going on:
- Michelle Rodriguez (Machete) will star opposite Chris Pine (Hell or High Water) in a film adaptation of the popular game franchise Dungeons & Dragons. The fantasy tabletop role-playing game was first published in 1974. Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley of Game Night are co-directing and co-writing the film. The plot is still unknown. [Deadline]
- Comedian Melissa Villaseñor (Toy Story 4) is set to host the Film Independent Spirit Awards on April 22. The Saturday Night Live cast member will join the ranks of people who have hosted the event before, including Aubrey Plaza, Nick Kroll, and Kate McKinnon. [The Hollywood Reporter]
- Gina Rodriguez (TV’s Jane the Virgin) will star with Zachary Levi (Shazam!) in the comedy-adventure Lost and Found. The film will be directed by Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine). It follows a lawyer and a renegade who go out in search of a buried treasure near the Mississippi River. [Deadline]
- Danny Trejo (Con Air) is releasing his memoir Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood in July. Last year, the documentary Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo on Trejo’s life and career hit VOD. This book gives Trejo a chance to tell his story in his own words. [The Hollywood Reporter]
- Pedro Pascal (TV’s The Mandalorian) will join the cast of Judd Apatow’s (Knocked Up) new comedy, The Bubble. The film follows a group of actors and actresses trying to finish production on a movie while locked inside a pandemic bubble. Bubble will also star Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy), Fred Armisen (TV’s Portlandia), Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm), Leslie Mann (This is 40), and others. [Deadline]
- Spiked, the film of first-time feature writer and director Juan Martinez, has been picked up by Gravitas Ventures, which will release the drama on March 26. The film stars Latinos like Carlos Gómez (TV’s The Baker and the Beauty), Danay Garcia (TV’s Fear the Walking Dead), and Sal Lopez (Go For Sisters). Spiked tells the story of a feud between a newspaper owner and the chief of police after the murder of a migrant worker. [Deadline]