EXCLUSIVE: Veteran actor Jacob Vargas has joined the cast of Steven Soderbergh’s next film, the New Line Max Original feature KIMI, with Zoë Kravitz on board to star. Byron Bowers and Jaime Camil are also on board. The film will premiere exclusively on HBO Max. David Koepp penned the script and will produce with Michael Polaire.
Plot details are being kept under wraps.
The film would mark the second collaboration between Warner Bros Pictures Group, HBO Max and Soderbergh since the recent restructuring of the studio, and the third between Soderbergh and HBO Max. It follows No Sudden Move, the upcoming starry Max Original ensemble crime thriller from Warner Bros Pictures that features Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, David Harbour, Amy Seimetz, Jon Hamm, Ray Liotta, Kieran Culkin, Brendan Fraser, Noah Jupe, Bill Duke, Frankie Shaw and Julia Fox.
Soderbergh’s most recent pic, Let Them All Talk, with Meryl Streep, premiered on HBO Max in December.
Vargas and Soderbergh partnership goes all the way back to Soderbergh’s Oscar-winning drug trafficking pic Traffic, where Vargas played Del Toro’s partner Manolo. Vargas would later appear in Soderbergh’s HBO series Mosaic.
He currently stars in the Netflix series Mr. Iglesias and was previously on the series Luke Cage and Sons of Anarchy. Recent film credits include Mark Carlson’s Princess of the Row opposite Martin Sheen and Ana Ortiz, The 33 as Edison “Elvis” Peña, one of the 33 Chilean miners that was trapped for 69 days, and Diego Luna’s biopic Cesar Chavez as Richard Chavez opposite Michael Peña.
Vargas is repped by repped by Innovative Artists, Luber Roklin and Morris Yorn.