Mexic0-born actor-singer Diego Boneta (Rock OfAges) has been cast as one of the male leads in Scream Queens, Fox’s comedy-horror series created by Glee creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. Also cast as a regular in the first installment of the anthology series slated for fall is Glen Powell (The Expendables 3). It revolves around a college campus that is rocked by a series of murders. Details on the characters are sketchy, but Powell is believed to be playing a popular guy who dates the hottest girls on campus, and Boneta is a bookish but handsome guy. He and Powell join an ensemble cast that includes Lea Michele, Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Nick Jonas, Keke Palmer, Joe Manganiello, Ariana Grande and Abigail Breslin. 20th TV is the studio.
Boneta, repped by Gersh, Management 360 and attorney Gretchen Rush, next will be seen in CBS miniseries The Dovekeepers, produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, and the Imagine feature Pelé.
Powell, repped by CAA, Untitled and attorney Greg Slewett, just wrapped the lead in Richard Linklater’s That’s What I’m Talking About. He will next be seen in Ride Along 2.