Fresh News 2/9/2023

Posted by on February 24, 2023

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‘Birdman’s Alexander Dinelaris & Residente Scripting New Film ‘Porto Rico’



René Pérez Joglar AKA Residente and Alexander Dinelaris  are teaming up to co-write the film "Porto Rico." Dinelaris wrote the Academy-Award winning screenplays for "Birdman" and "The Revenant." "Porto Rico" is a historical drama based on the life of Puerto Rican revolutionary, José Maldonado Román, who fought against colonialism by leading a gang of ex-convicts to vindicate Puerto Rico as it sought its identity as a country.


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‘Little Richard: I Am Everything’s Lisa Cortés Strikes First-Look Development Deal With Museum Of The City Of New York



Documentarian Lisa Cortés has entered into a first-look development agreement with the Museum of the City of New York, the goal being to hone documentary IP based on the museum’s exhibitions.


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Colman Domingo to Star in Netflix Limited Series ‘The Madness’



Netflix has ordered the conspiracy thriller series, "The Madness," starring Colman Domingo. The limited series will have eight episodes telling the story of a man who must fight for his innocence and his life after he stumbles upon a murder deep in the Poconos woods.


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How Salma Hayek Pinault got the last laugh



Salma Hayek reflects on her career including being typecast and working on "Magic Mike's Last Dance" with Channing Tatum, director Steven Soderbergh and writer Reid Carolin. 

“My entire life I wanted to do comedy and people wouldn’t give me comedies. ... They said, ‘You’re sexy, so you’re not allowed to have a sense of humour,’” Hayek says in the interview.


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‘Freeridge’ Star Keyla Monterroso Mejia Talks Playing Confident Women, Believing in Curses and Diving Into a Drama

The Hollywood Reporter


Keyla Monterroso Mejia talks about leading "Freeridge" and her journey from auditioning to first impressions of her character "Gloria" in this interview with the Hollywood Reporter. Mejia also reflects on her breakout roles on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Abbott Elementary" and meeting Quinta Brunson. "Freeridge," a spinoff of the Netflix dramedy series "On My Block," follows four high school students try to ward off a curse while dealing with family health woes, sibling rivalry and relationship drama.


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