Del Castillo, best known for Telemundo's "La Reina del Sur" telenovela, co-stars opposite Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson in the upcoming thriller.
Mexican actress Kate del Castillo has joined the cast of No Good Deed, a Screen Gems thriller starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson.
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Sam Hiller is directing the pic, which is centered around a former DA-turned-stay-at-home mom (Henson) and her two small children who are kidnapped from their home by a mysterious stranger (
Elba). Aimee wrote the screenplay. Lagos
Del Castillo will play
Elba’s cheating ex-fiancee.
The part was originally written for a white actor but Screen Gems decided to make an effort to appeal to Latino filmgoers, an audience segment that studios increasingly are courting. Screen Gems has proven itself ahead of the curve in making movies for a racially diverse audience and is currently riding high off of Think Like a Man, the box office hit that features a heavily-African American cast.
Will Packer of Rainforest Films banner is producing along with Lee Clay.
The reigning queen of telenovelas, Del Castillo is best known for starring in La Reina del Sur, the hugely popular soap that aired on Telemundo. She received acclaim for her performance in 2007’s La misma luna (Under the Same Moon) and had an arc on Weeds.
She is repped by IMC and Si Entertainment.