The Magnificent Seven actor Manuel Garcia-Rulfo has been added to the cast of New Regency’s Widows, the Steve McQueen-directed the heist thriller that features a strong cast including Viola Davis, Robert Duvall, Colin Farrell, Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriguez and Daniel Kaluuya. It’s based on the British miniseries and follows four widows who, after their spouses are killed during a robbery, band together to finish the job. McQueen and Gillian Flynn wrote the screenplay for the film, which Fox is releasing November 16, 2018. McQueen and Flynn are also producing the project with See-Saw Films’ Iain Canning and Emile Sherman. New Regency, Fox and Film4 are financing the project. Next up for Garcia-Rulfo is Fox’s Kenneth Branagh-directed crime drama Murder on the Orient Express, out November 10, and Soldado, the sequel to Sicario with Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro. He’s repped by WME and LBI Entertainment.
Desmin Borges, a series regular on FXX’s unromantic comedy You’re the Worst, has joined Kathryn Hahn, Paul Giamatti, Molly Shannon and Denis O’Hare in the Tamara Jenkins-directed Netflix film Private Life. Written by Jenkins, the pic follows Hahn’s character as she undergoes multiple fertility therapies to get pregnant, putting her relationship with her husband Richard (Giamatti) on edge. Borges will play Sam, a rough-around-the-edges guy and the only employee at Richard’s small pickle company. Anthony Bregman and Stefanie Azpiazu are producing. Borges, repped by Suskin Management and Stewart Talent, can be seen in Toronto film fest pic Carrie Pilby, out on VOD.
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