By Jack Rico
The Latino actor who is about star in the movie about Cesar Chavez from director Diego Luna, Michael Peña, is set as the lead in The List, Fox‘s drama pilot from director Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland).
The premise has Peña at the nucleus of the story: Deputy U.S. Marshal Soto (Peña) who, when members of the Federal Witness Security Program start getting killed, leads the hunt for the person who stole “the list” – a file with the identities of every member of the program.
Peña’s character is being described as ruggedly attractive, oddly charismatic man, a notoriously quirky maverick who frequently gets into trouble with the bureaucracy.
Just this week, Fox network has chosen two Latino actors to its portfolio of talent and shows – Ramon Rodriguez for Gang Related and now Peña for The List.
His movie End Of Watch from 2012 is nominated for a 2013 Independent Spirit Award. America Ferrera and Natalie Martinez also star. Peña also recently finished the border drama Frontera.