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:
- Gael García Bernal (Old) portrays Spanish artist Salvador Dalí in Playboy Interview, a podcast series reenactment of some of the adult magazine’s most memorable interviews. The original Playboy Interview started in 1962 and has included conversations with over 500 individuals, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Maya Angelou, and Steve Jobs. Playboy conducted its interview with Dalí in 1964. [Deadline]
- Shakira Barrera (TV’s G.L.O.W.) has joined the cast of IMDb TV’s series Sprung. The show follows a group of ex-criminals who team together to use their skills for good. Barrera takes on the role of Gloria, a college-educated scam artist. [Deadline]
- Tanya Saracho (TV’s Vida) has launched the Ojalá Ignition Lab, a 26-week-long incubator program that will take five Latinx writers and give them the tools and support they need to complete a pilot script for a project of their choice. [Deadline]
- Jordana Brewster talks about coming back for the ninth installment of the Fast & Furious saga and how she has been given a lot more action sequences after she lobbied for them. “I couldn’t get to set and suck,” she says. “So, I really had to perform.” [The Hollywood Reporter]
- Mongo Santamaria and Ray Barreto are the two Latino musicians featured in Questlove’s new documentary Summer of Soul. The film tells the story of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, which celebrated African American music and culture. [Rolling Stone]