Fresh News 5/25/2022

Posted by on May 31, 2022

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CAA Signs ‘Father of the Bride’ Screenwriter Matt Lopez


Screenwriter Matt Lopez has signed with CAA for representation just ahead of the premiere of his adaptation of “Father of the Bride” for HBO Max. Read more here.

Apple TV+ Orders Spanish-Language Crime Drama About Mexico’s First Female Police Force


Apple TV+ has ordered ten episodes of “Las Azules,” a crime drama starring Bárbara Mori and created by Fernando Rovzar and Pablo Aramendi. “Las Azules” is currently in pre-production in Mexico City. According to Apple, the series will feature an entirely Hispanic cast and crew. Read more here.

Rita Moreno Joins ‘Fast X’ to Play Vin Diesel’s Grandmother

The Hollywood Reporter

Rita Moreno is ready to get fast and furious, as it was announced Tuesday the Oscar-winning actress is joining the highly anticipated Fast X. The EGOT-winning actress will play Dominic Toretto’s (Diesel) grandmother. Read more here.

TelevisaUnivision’s ViX+ Orders Gabriela de la Garza-Led ‘Las Vocales’ and 6 More Originals to Launch This Year


TelevisaUnivision has ordered seven new projects, including the Gabriela de la Garza-starring “Las Vocales,” to debut on its paid premium streamer ViX+ later this year. Read more here.

Guillermo del Toro, Michel Hazanavicius, Paolo Sorrentino & More On State Of Cinema In Face Of Streaming & Covid – Cannes


Two-time Oscar winner and former Un Certain Regard Jury President Guillermo del Toro kicked off a filmmaker symposium at Cannes today, discussing the future of cinema, particularly as it’s been rattled by the pandemic. Del Toro was joined by Final Cut filmmaker and The Artist Oscar winner Michel Hazanavicius, Costa-Gravas, Claude Lelouch, Gasper Noe, and The Great Beauty Oscar winner Paolo Sorrentino, and more. Read more here.