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:
Guatemalan American actor Tony Revolori, best known for his roles in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far from Home and The Grand Budapest Hotel, has joined the cast of the Disney+ reboot of the 1988 fantasy adventure film Willow. Actor Warwick Davis, who played the original title character, is also returning for the new series. [The Playlist]
Eva Longoria is joining the cast of the anthology feature film Women’s Stories from directors like Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) and Maria Sole Tognazzi (Me, Myself & Her). Longoria’s section of the film, Lagonegro, will be directed by Lucia Puenzo (La Jauria). [Deadline]
The documentary Francesco on Argentine Pope Francis was acquired by Discovery+ and will be making its global premiere March 28. The film follows the pontiff as he travels the world to address issues like the Syrian civil war and global warming. The doc also covers the Pope’s handling of the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. [Deadline]
Nominees for the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced today (Jan. 29). Among the Latinx films and TV series nominated this year are I Carry You with Me for Outstanding Film – Limited Release, TV’s Vida for Outstanding Drama Series and La Leyenda Negra for Outstanding TV Movie. [GLAAD]
Facebook Watch has renewed Red Table Talk: The Estefans hosted by Grammy winner Gloria Estefan, her daughter and musician Emily Estefan and niece Lili Estefan. During the first season, the trio interviewed celebrities like Michelle Rodriguez, Kate del Castillo and the family of slain Army soldier Vanessa Guillén. [Deadline]