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Reigning Queen Of Telenovelas Will Play Idris Elba’s Cheating Ex-Fiancee In “No Good Deed”

Reigning Queen Of Telenovelas Will Play Idris Elba's Cheating Ex-Fiancee In "No Good Deed"

Mexican starlet, and the reigning queen of telenovelas, Kate del Castillo, has joined the growing cast of producer Will Packer's thriller, No Good Deed, which already stars Idris ElbaTaraji P. Henson, and Henry Simmons, and is currently already in production in Atlanta, GA.

As previously noted, the story follows a former District Attorney, and mother of 2 young children, who are kidnapped and terrorized by a handsome but mysterious stranger, who she lets into their home to wait for help, after his car runs off the road nearby.

Henson plays the woman; Idris, the mysterious handsome stranger; Simmons will play Henson's husband, a businessman; and the newly cast Kate del Castillo will play Elba’s cheating ex-fiancee.

The plot thickens; so exactly what part could the film's kidnapper's cheating ex-fiancee play in all this? We'll just have to wait to find out.

I suspect there could be some twist to or two that we don't know about yet. But I'll stop with all the speculating, and just wait for the movie to come out :)

Worth noting, according to The Hollywood Reporter

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.

Although, if you recall my conversation with Will Packer 2 weeks ago, you'll remember that he said the film's script is one he was really excited about because it’s wasn’t originally conceived with black leads in mind, suggesting that it would've likely been a primarily Caucasian cast if cast according to how it was originally conceived.

Sam Miller (Luther) is directing from a script by Aimee Lagos (96 Minutes).

I won't expect to see this until early next year; or quite possibly, later this year.

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Kid chaos

I bet you no love scene between idris and this busted up looking chick

Miles Ellison

At least it's not a hooker/stripper being kidnapped and raped. I guess that's progress.


Why do so many negroes like to crow about diversity when the average Latino production's idea of inclusion is Black actors cast as maids, criminals or light-skinned Latinos in blackface?


I think it is sad that a Hispanic is in this movie. Why does a movie with a black cast have to appeal to a wider audience anyway? Is this woman even a good actress can she speak English properly?


But who would cheat on Idris Elba? Fire the script editor/writer, lol


I agree with wanting to appeal to diverse audiences, however in Hollywood that usually means replacing a black actress with a latina one (as Denzel or Will Smith's wives). But since Taraji is already cast in a role, I'll let this slide.


Very smart move, that will bring a huge supportive base to follow the film. But if you really want the proof just check out the numbers for the Network and Telenovelas she appears on.-Huge beyond huge!!!


Why Kate Del Castillo? I don't see the appeal of this woman. I keep hearing her name, like she's some new sensation or the only "Latino" actress around…wait… Hmm well I guess all the other Latino actresses are busy filming "Devious Maids" sigh.


Good on them for trying to appeal to various ethnicities! This is how everyone should be broadening their audiences.

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