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 (or Monday for this week) to make sure you don’t miss the latest happenings.
Here’s your glimpse at what’s going on this week:
- Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) has finished production of his new film Nightmare Alley. The movie is about “a ruthless hustler who learns the tricks of the carny trade” and features a star-studded cast, including Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett and Willem Dafoe. [Slashfilm]
- The coming-of-age comedy I’m a Virgo starring Afro-Latino actor and Emmy winner Jharrel Jerome (TV’s When They See Us) was picked up by Amazon. The series is directed by Boots Riley and will feature Jerome as a character who is 13 feet tall. If you’ve seen Riley’s 2018 film Sorry to Bother You, then you know how weird things are bound to get. [The Hollywood Reporter]
- Cuban-Spanish actress Ana de Armas (Knives Out) has been cast in the upcoming spy movie The Grey Man on Netflix. The film, which also stars Ryan Gosling (La La Land) and Chris Evans (The Avengers), will reportedly be the most expensive original feature Netflix has ever produced. [Deadline]
- Fantasy Island, a show that originally aired in the late 70s and early 80s, is getting a reboot at Fox. The original series starred late Mexican actor Ricardo Montalbán as Mr. Roarke, the mysterious proprietor of an island in the Pacific Island that allows guests to live out their fantasies. [The Hollywood Reporter]
- Oscar winner Benicio del Toro (Traffic) will star in and executive produce the film Reptile. The Puerto Rican actor will play a New England detective who takes on a case “where nothing is as it seems.” Sounds vague to us, but we’ll roll with it for now. [Variety]