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Rising star Dylan O’Brien has lined up his next film role. According to Deadline the actor is circling a role in true-life disaster drama “Deepwater Horizon.” The film is based on the 2010 BP oil-rig explosion. The incident resulted in 11 people dead and oil spilling into the Gulf Of Mexico for 87 days. O’Brien will play crew member Caleb Holloway. He was the youngest to survive, but Caleb was not unscathed. Losing most of his crew negatively effected the young man. Mark Wahlberg, Gina Rodriguez and Kurt Russell also star. PeterRead More
“Jane the Virgin” landed Gina Rodriguez her first Golden Globe, and now it may be launching her movie career as well. According to TheWrap, the actress has landed the female lead role in Peter Berg’s oil rig drama “Deepwater Horizon” which has Mark Wahlberg also on board to star. The film revolves around the 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig which caused the deaths of 11 crew members and led to the biggest oil spill in US history.Rodriguez beat out Kristen Stewart for the role of Andrea Fleytas, whoRead More

Posted On December 31, 2014By Alamin YohannesIn Featured, Features, Television

Up and Comers Presents: The Breakout Stars of 2014

Welcome to a special nearly double-sized compilation of the year’s biggest breakout stars. For the Class of 2014, we combined film and TV stars for the very first time. Fitting, since the line between TV and film is becoming more fluid than ever. Again, we were actually able to correctly predict that several of the stars on the list would have an amazing year, but of course, newcomers still popped up to surprise us and Hollywood and the world, and that’s the fun of it. As always, the hardest partRead More
The nominations for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards have been announced, and some of our favorite up and comers of the year are among them. Over in Film, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones were nominated for Best Actor, Drama and Best Actress, Drama, respectively, for their performances in Stephen Hawking biopic “The Theory of Everything,” while David Oyelowo was nominated for Best Actor for playing another iconic real life figure, Martin Luther King, Jr. in “Selma.” Another biopic actor nominated is Benedict Cumberbatch, who played Alan Turing in “The ImitationRead More
“Jane the Virgin” is based on the Venezuelan telenovela of the same name, and does it ever live up to its roots. Outlandish, crazy storylines fly across the screen, from immaculate conceptions to love triangles to long-held family secrets — and all in the very first episode. Luckily, anchored by a lovable cast and smart, snappy writing, the show is elevated well beyond just scandalous twists and turns, making it one of the best new shows of the fall. The premise is a hard one to wrap one’s mind around,Read More
Rose Leslie, Justin Bartha and Gina Rodriguez have joined the cast of indie drama “Sticky Notes.” The film follows a backup dancer (Leslie) who returns home to Florida where she helps take care of her estranged father (Ray Liotta) who has been diagnosed with cancer. Once there, she must confront the illness and decide what she wants to be her priority in life. The film marks the directorial debut of writer Amanda Harlib who previously worked on the online series “Haute and Bothered”. “Sticky Notes” is currently filming in NewRead More
The CW are presenting their new shows at the annual Upfronts in New York today, and have started releasing first look trailers for them. Up first is the trailer for “Jane the Virgin,” based on a telenovela of the same name and starring rising indie star Gina Rodriguez in the titular role. Rodriguez’s Jane, as if the title doesn’t give it away already, is a deeply religious young woman who has never had sex – not even with her boyfriend of two years. A hilarious mix up at a doctor’sRead More
Rising star Gina Rodriguez has landed the title role in The CW drama pilot, “Jane the Virgin,” TVLine reports. The series, written by Jennie Snyder Urman, follows Rodriguez as a “hard working, religious young Latina who is accidentally artificially inseminated.” The potential series is adapted from a Venezuelan telenovela with hopes that it will be just as successful. Rodriguez credits include guest roles on TV series such as “Rizzoli & Isles,” “The Mentalist,” and “Longmire” alongside Lou Diamond Phillips.Read More
The team behind Sundance 2012 breakout film “Filly Brown” are reuniting, as Deadline reports actress Gina Rodriguez, director Youssef Delara and the “Filly Brown” producers will next tackle musically-tinged family drama “Marching Banda.” Rodriguez will play the single mother of a high school trumpet player. When the boy’s estranged father shows up, he bonds with his son and begins teaching traditional Mexican music to the school’s marching band. A summer production start is scheduled. Rodriguez made the TV guest-starring rounds on shows like “The Mentalist”, “Happy Endings” and a recurringRead More
“Filly Brown” star Gina Rodriguez has landed the lead role in indie drama “Sleeping with the Fishes”, according to THR. Nicole Gomez Fisher will direct the film about a young woman (Rodriguez) who returns home to her large, dysfunctional family following the death of her cheating husband. There, with the help of her sister, played by Ana Ortiz and a potential new love interest, she “begins to realize that one must lose everything in life to discover what has been buried there all along.” Filming is set to begin laterRead More