Karl Urban, Sofia Vergara, Andy Garcia to Star in ‘Bent’

Bobby Moresco will direct the thriller about a narcotics detective who seeks revenge on the person who framed him and killed his partner.
Karl Urban, Sofia Vergara and Andy Garcia will star in the revenge thriller Bent.

Bobby Moresco, who won the Oscar for co-writing the screenplay for Crash, will direct the film from a screenplay he wrote himself, based on characters created by Joseph O’Donnell.

The story follows Danny Gallagher (Urban), a shamed and discredited narcotics detective who, upon his release from prison, makes plans to seek revenge on the accuser who framed him and killed his partner. In seeking out the truth of what happened, Gallagher investigates the mysterious car-bomb murder of a local bookie’s sister. Gallagher soon discovers that the murder is connected to an elaborate conspiracy involving high-stakes treason with major international implications.

The story’s twists and turns force Gallagher to confront a ruthless, seductive government agent (Vergara) who may or may not be on his side and his mentor, Murtha (Garcia), a retired cop who’s fought corruption his entire career.

Principal photography starts in Rome this month. Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi of AMBI Media Group and O’Donnell of Deadly Codes Productions are producing.

Bent delivers on the best of film noirs — a main character driven by revenge who is forced to choose between the truth he knows, the evidence against that truth and the woman he loves most in the world. Karl, Sofia and Andy are a powerful onscreen trio who have a rich story to work with thanks to the brilliant story and characters created by Bobby and Joseph,” said Iervolino.

Karl Urban is represented by UTA. Andy Garcia is represented by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Sofia Vergara is represented by UTA and management company Latin World Entertainment. Bobby Moresco is represented by ICM and Primary Wave Entertainment.

Source: hollywoodreporter.com

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello celebrate first anniversary

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello celebrate first anniversary-Image1

Sofia Vergara is celebrating her first anniversary with the “love of her life”.

The ‘Modern Family’ star has posted a sweet message to her husband Joe Manganiello to mark their first year of marriage.

Sharing a picture of her husband waiting for her at the altar on their wedding day, she wrote: “Happy First Anniversary love of my life, nothing compares to you … te amo. #thebreakerspalmbeach. I will never forget that face (sic)

Meanwhile, the 44-year-old actress – who tied the knot with Joe, 39, in November 2015 – would love to have children with the ‘Magic Mike XXL’ actor but doesn’t think she could have them “naturally”.

She said: “I wouldn’t mind another child, my husband is younger than me and he wants kids so we’re trying to figure out what we’re going to do. The idea of doing it all again doesn’t scare me but, hey, it’s not like it’s going to happen naturally, is it? …

I cannot just expect anything natural anymore. We’ll see what happens. It’s not something that doesn’t let us sleep. But it’s not something I am completely opposed to.

And the brunette beauty previously confessed she didn’t want to date Joe at first because she thought he was “too hot”.

She explained: “When he started trying to convince me to go out with him, I didn’t want to go out with him because of that.

I don’t want to deal with that, I am too old now to be with a guy that all the girls are like after him. ‘You’re too hot, this is going to be so much work.’ I’m not kidding. I didn’t want to go out with him because of how hot he was.

Source: thespec.com

Sofía Vergara is Fighting Her Ex-Fiance to Kill Their Frozen Unborn Children

The battle over Sofía Vergara’s frozen embryos with ex-fiancé Nick Loeb has taken a shocking turn. The actress is demanding Loeb reveal the names of two former girlfriends who underwent abortions around 20 years ago.

A California judge upheld Vergara’s request that Loeb, 41, name the women who terminated their pregnancies many years ago. A horrified Loeb appealed the decision, but the Court of Appeals backed Vergara….

Loeb filed a lawsuit in 2015 to protect, and bring to term, the two female embryos he created with Vergara … Vergara and Loeb had planned to use a surrogate but did not agree on what would happen if they split. Loeb … intends to raise the children himself without any parental or financial help from Vergara….

This is an unfortunate development. Mr. Loeb is doing the right thing by trying to save the embryos from destruction; but now he’s being forced by the courts to violate others’ privacy and, to use a term from Catholic moral theology, commit the sin of detraction by revealing the names of the post-abortive women from his past.

It’s legal hardball on the part of Vergara’s counsel, but still repugnant.

Abram Moore, counsel for Mr. Loeb, wrote in an email to me:

Ms. Vergara is attempting to force Nick to disclose the names of his former girlfriends who had abortions decades ago. As Nick set forth in his New York Times editorial, his ex-girlfriend’s abortion caused him considerable duress after-the-fact, and contributed to the development of his firm pro-life beliefs.

Ms. Vergara hopes to subpoena these women and force them to sit for depositions, where they will be grilled by her attorney about the reproductive decisions they made years ago. Whether one agrees with those decisions or not, we view this as a massive intrusion into their privacy for no reason.

Her counsel has argued that, if these women were to testify that Nick did not object at the time, then he must not really be pro-life today. We have argued that these women should be left alone and that their testimony is entirely irrelevant to Nick’s current beliefs, which arose largely after and because of his relationships with these women.

Source: lifenews.com

Sofia Vergara Looks Exactly the Same as She Did in the ’80s

#tbt ahhhh the 80’s? #barranquilla

Фото опубликовано Sofia Vergara (@sofiavergara)

Sofia Vergara is talented, hilarious, and, it turns out, totally ageless. Seriously, her latest Instagram throwbacks have us wondering if she’s secretly a vampire or a robot because the 44-year-old actress looks exactly same as she did in the 1980s.

#tbt ahhhh the 80’s? #barranquilla,” she captioned an old picture of herself rocking quintessentially ’80s style, complete with big hair and bigger earrings.

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Sofia Vergara Signs With UTA

The ‘Modern Family’ star was previously at CAA.
Sofia Vergara has exited CAA for UTA, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The Colombian-born beauty has received multiple accolades for her role as Gloria on ABC’s Modern Family, including four Emmy and four Golden Globe nominations, an Image Award and four SAG Awards for best comedic TV ensemble.

In film, Vergara recently completed production on the ensemble comedy The Brits Are Coming, starring Uma Thurman and Tim Roth. Her other big-screen credits include Hot Pursuit (which she also executive produced), Jon Favreau’s Chef and Wild Card starring Jason Statham.

With her manager and business partner Luis Balaguer, Vergara founded Latin World Entertainment, a U.S.-based multiservice management agency for top Hispanic talent and entertainment marketing firm targeting the Hispanic market. As a highly-coveted pitchwoman in both the English- and Spanish-language markets, Vergara (who topped Forbes’ list of highest-paid TV actresses in 2012 and 2013) is the global ambassador for such brands as CoverGirl, Head & Shoulders and Quaker. She also has several licensing partnerships, including four fragrances, a furniture collection with Rooms to Go and a deal with housewares company SharkNinja to help develop its drip coffee maker Ninja Coffee Bar.

Vergara’s philanthropic work reflects her dual passions for her native country and combating children’s cancer. She created the foundation Peace and Hope for the Children of Colombia and donated a pediatric cancer pavilion in her hometown of Barranquilla. She also has worked closely with St. Jude and Stand Up to Cancer.

Source: hollywoodreporter.com