‘The Other Woman’ is the type of romantic comedy romps that I like. That doesn’t mean I’ll feel the same after I see it, but I anticipate it. What is captivating me is to see how the screenwriters will have these 3 beautiful women deal with this situation. Also, Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann should create some very funny cinematic memories and I’m curious to see the film debut of Kate Upton. I’m rooting for her.Read More
Cameron Diaz as Malkina, uses Penélope Cruz as Laura, to glean some invaluable information that may have dire consequences, in The Counselor
October could very well be the single best month to watch movies of 2013. When you do a quick overview of the films being released this month, five of them are the frontrunners to win Best Picture at the Oscars 2014. Many of these movies possess all star casts, top flight directors and innovative and fresh stories. They are also coming fresh off of great reviews at Venice, Telluride, Toronto and New York Film Festivals. Not to be ignored are the commercial fare which includes Arnold and Sly together in a full feature film as opposed to cameos and one of the greatest assembled cast of Hispanics in film history in ‘Machete Kills‘ and ‘The Counselor‘. Do yourself a service, if you haven’t been to the movies all year, this is the one month you should step out and watch one.
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Deadline.com just reported that Latino heavyweights Cameron Diaz and Benicio Del Toro have joined Agent: Century 21.
Adam Hashemi, a first time director, will be making his debut and looks like it will be an action comedy. The script is written by Greg Brooker.
From what has been gathered, Diaz and Del Toro will be part of a story that follows a down-on-her-luck real estate agent who accidentally is caught up in a Mexican drug war (sound a lot like Knight and Day, the movie Diaz didwith Tom Cruise).
This pairing is a great sign for Hispanic actors in Hollywood – it says that there are Latinos who can be leads in a Hollywood movie not just supporting actors like. It is also one of the few times two Latinos are the sole protagonists of a big movie in who knows when.
The film is set to start shooting sometime in September.
Cuban actress Cameron Diaz, who was just at the What To Expect When You’re Expecting premiere in NYC, is in final negotiations to join the spectacular cast of The Counselor. It’s turning out to be be an all-star cast of Hispanic heavyweights that include power couple Javier Bardem and Pénelope Cruz.
Diaz will play Malkina in a supporting role. Fassbender plays the title role of a respected lawyer who thinks he can dip a toe into the drug business without getting sucked down, which proves to be a life threatening decision.
Ridley Scott will direct the drama with Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt in lead roles. Angelina Jolie was also in talks, but might have canceled now that Cruz is in the film.
Diaz will next be seen in the new Coen Brother’s film – Gambit for 2013.
Also check out this video of Cameron Diaz officially breaking down her Latina roots. There is no doubt that she is a true Latina!
Cameron Diaz isn’t known to talk much about her Latina roots, but in a press day for her new R rated comedy ‘Bad Teacher‘, Diaz opened up about her cultural heritage in detailed form like never before. She said she doesn’t speak Spanish, but you could tell that she has close ties to her Cuban side and seems to be proud of it.
Shooting in London and in New Mexico, the story centers on British art curator Harry Deane (Firth) who devises a finely-crafted scheme to con England’s richest man and avid art collector, Lionel Shabandar, (Rickman) into purchasing a fake Monet painting. In order to bait his buyer, he recruits a Texas rodeo queen (Diaz) to cross the pond and pose as a woman whose grandfather liberated the painting at the end of WWII.
FilmNation Entertainment is handling distribution outside of the United States, with CBS Films distributing in the United States. Alliance Films will be distributing the film in Canada, Momentum Pictures in the UK and Aurum Productions in Spain.
The Hollywood Reporter interviewed actress Cameron Diaz, who has cuban ancestry, about her career and a plethora of things. Here is how it went:
Since her first film role in 1994’s “The Mask” opposite Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz has been become one of Hollywood’s most successful leading ladies, entertaining audiences in such quirky comedies as 1997’s “My Best Friend’s Wedding” and 1998’s “There’s Something About Mary” and earning street cred in such dramas as 2001’s “Vanilla Sky” and 2002’s “Gangs of New York.” In 2003, Diaz struck salary gold, becoming the third Hollywood actress after Julia Roberts and Reese Witherspoon to receive a $20 million paycheck — for “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.”
Her latest film, the New Line drama “My Sister’s Keeper,” teams her with Jason Patric, Abigail Breslin and Alec Baldwin in a different kind of role: Portraying a mom who goes to extreme measures to keep her leukemia-stricken daughter alive. Diaz may soon be reunited with Tom Cruise, her “Vanilla Sky” co-star, in James Mangold’s action film “The Wichita Project”; and she’s attached to the Zach Braff-directed comedy “Swingles,” currently in development. Just before receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the native San Diegan spoke with The Hollywood Reporter’s Noela Hueso.
The Hollywood Reporter: You’re known for broad comedies. What brought you to “My Sister’s Keeper”?
Cameron Diaz: It was a story that just touched me. l liked that (my character) Sara wasn’t obvious. I didn’t know exactly where she was coming from at first but then I realized that it was pretty simple to understand: She’s just a woman who’s trying to keep her child alive. We can all relate to that in some way — how far we would go for the ones we love.
THR: Do you see yourself transitioning into more roles like this?
Diaz: I’ve done a number of dramatic films over the years, such as “Gangs of New York” and “Vanilla Sky,” and a slew of smaller films nobody would have seen but that weren’t just comedies. For me, it’s all about rhythm. It’s not something I plan, it’s just questioning “What am I feeling?” Recently, I was feeling that I would love to do something fun and big. I haven’t done an action film in a long time and “The Wichita Project” fits the bill.
THR: How about a musical?
Diaz: I would love to do a musical. I don’t sing very well — honestly I’ve never worked on it — but I believe that if you work on anything hard enough you can get to at least someplace where you can fudge it a little bit!
THR: Do you dance?
Diaz: I do. I love dancing. I’ve never been trained, but choreography is something that comes pretty easily for me. I love musicals. When I was a child, I loved watching films where people were dancing. I loved Fred Astaire.
THR: You’re attached to a number of other projects, too.
Diaz: I have more than usual just because it’s been a year since I worked, so I’m ramped up to see what falls into place first.
THR: You don’t know what’s next?
Diaz: You never really know until you’re on the set. Anything can happen. “The Wichita Project” is definitely in the works. “Swingles” is in development, too. What’s going to be next is always a question of who’s getting (the project) together the quickest.
THR: Do you see yourself becoming a producer or director?
Diaz: No, I don’t really. It’s so much work. I lack the ability to focus for that long. I enjoy my time on a set as an actor. It’s the perfect amount of time for me. Films are a collaboration anyhow, so everyone is always contributing something to a project.
THR: Do you have a dream project you’ve been trying to get off the ground?
Diaz: I haven’t found anything where I’m saying I have to tell this story. I am a meanderer of sorts. I like to move around and see what’s going on over here and see what’s going on over there.
THR: You broke the $20 million salary barrier with “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.” No actresses are getting that kind of money anymore, yet the guys still are. Are women being hit disproportionately with the salary reductions?
Diaz: I don’t think so. In light of the current economic situation, everybody’s been pulling back on all levels; everyone’s being reactive. The whole country is waiting to see where this is going and how long it’s going to last. From what I know, all the deals are having to change. A good deal isn’t always $20 million up front — but getting a fair deal all the way around is.
THR: Beyond your acting, you have become quite prominent for your environmental activities. Have you been happy so far with the Obama administration’s environmental policies?
Diaz: So far. I know that he’s pushed and pulled from so many different directions, but I think he’s getting some good advice.
THR: What would you like to see him accomplish on the environmental front?
Diaz: Alternative energies — and doing it the right way. Changing an entire industry isn’t an easy feat to accomplish but if we give him enough time to do it, he can set up a great infrastructure to do so.
THR: What do you think about your getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
Diaz: It will be cool to be under people’s feet. It really is the place where people can understand exactly that actors are not really stars — they don’t exist in the sky, they exist on the ground just like everybody else.
Several Latinos, including some working behind the scenes, are the creative forces behind this year’s summer movie fare. From blockbusters to indie flicks, we give you the rundown on who to watch and whose work to look for this summer.
Oscar nominee Adriana Barraza (2006’s “Babel”) plays Shaun San Dena, a medium trying to help a young woman exorcise a demon, in the Sam Raimi-directed horror thriller “Drag Me to Hell.” Opens May 29.
Oscar Nuñez goes from “The Office” to the big screen comedy “The Proposal,” opposite Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. He plays Ramone, who befriends Bullock’s book editor character as she prepares a quickie wedding to stay in the country. June 19.
Cameron Diaz plays Sara Fitzgerald, the mother of a critically-ill child, in the Nick Cassavetes-directed drama “My Sister’s Keeper,” opposite Jason Patric and Oscar-nominee Abigail Breslin. June 26.
Natalia Tena returns as Nymphadora Tonks in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” the latest installment of the highly successful movie franchise based on the J.K. Rowling books. July 15.
‘High School Musical’ alum Vanessa Hudgens plays a musician competing in a battle of the bands contest in the musical comedy “Bandslam.” Aug. 14.
Alexis Bledel leaves the ‘Sisterhood’ to play a recent college graduate forced to move back home in the comedy “Post Grad.” Aug. 14.
Behind the scenes
Mexican-born filmmaker Roberto Orci teams with his longtime writing partner Alex Kurtzman – they’ve been friends since childhood – for “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” the sequel to the duo’s 2006 film “Transformers.” Kurtzman and Orci, who’s also executive producer of “The Proposal,” are the writing team behind the summer movie season’s biggest hit, “Star Trek.” June 24.
San Antonio’s native son Robert Rodriguez (“Grindhouse”) takes on four duties in his upcoming “Shorts.” He’s the film’s director, producer, editor and writer. Rodriguez has described “Shorts,” as a “ ‘Pulp Fiction’ for kids,” referring to its overlapping storylines, not its violence. Aug. 7.
Brazilian-born animator Guilherme Jacinto, who was part of the team that created the Oscar-winning “Wall-E,” works his magic in “Up.” The animated film from Disney Pixar features the voices of Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer and John Ratzenberger. May 29.
Oscar winner Penélope Cruz (“Vicky Cristina Barcelona”) provides the voice of Juarez in “G-Force,” an animated film about government-trained secret agent guinea pigs. July 24.
John Leguizamo returns as the voice of Sid in “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.” It’s the third installment in the animated film series that follows the adventures of a group of pre-historic animals. July 1.