Vanessa Hudgens (Sucker Punch) has joined Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills, a sequel to the director’s 2010 grind-house actioner Machete. Not much is know about Hudgens’ role in the film other than her character’s name is Cereza.
Machete Kills follows the ex-Federale as he’s recruited by the U.S. government to bring down a billionaire arms dealer and a drug cartel kingpin threatening global warfare with a high-tech space weapon. Shot in Austin, Texas, the film is slated for release next year.
“Wonderfalls” star Caroline Dhavernas has joined the cast of NBC’s “Hannibal,” an hour-long crime drama chronicling the early days of Hannibal Lecter, the notorious cannibal/serial killer first introduced in the Thomas Harris novels “Red Dragon” and “Silence of the Lambs.”
Bryan Fuller, creator of ABC’s Emmy-winning series “Pushing Daisies” and Showtime’s “Dead Like Me,” is penning “Hannibal,” which stars Mads Mikkelsen as the eponymous villain, Hugh Dancy as FBI agent Will Graham, Aaron Abrams as forensic investigator Brian Zeller and Lawrence Fishburne as Jack Crawford.
According to THR, Dhavernas will play Dr. Alana Bloom, a Chicago-based psychology professor and FBI profiler who befriends Graham and falls for Crawford. Her previous genre creds include the Adrien Brody vehicle Wrecked and producer M. Night Shyamalan’s Devil.
A trailer for writer/director Josh Stolberg’s new indie frightener Crawlspace has gone online. The Vuguru production stars Lori Loughlin (”Full House”) and Jonathan Silverman (Weekend at Bernie’s) as a married couple who soon discover that Steven Weber (”Wings”) is living inside the walls of their new home.
Costarring in the flick are Sterling Beaumon (young Benjamin Linus on “LOST”) and a bikini/panty-clad Nikki Moore (Sorority Row) as the couple’s children. Look for Crawlspace later this year on VOD, Netflix, HULU, and various other digital platforms.