EXCLUSIVE: Twilight‘s Christian Serratos is joining another blockbuster genre franchise, this time on TV. Serratos has been cast in the upcoming fourth season of AMC’s hit zombie drama The Walking Dead. She will play the tough and beautiful Rosita Espinosa, a character introduced in Issue 53 of the comic book. Rosita survived the mysterious undead apocalypse that has taken over the planet. Serratos will recur on Season 4 with an option to become a regular in Season 5. The actress, repped by Global Artists Agency and Thruline Entertainment, is best known for playing Bella’s (Kristen Stewart) best friend Angela in Summit’s Twilight movie franchise.
Entourage‘s Jerry Ferrara has joined the cast of the Takashi Shimizu-directed CBS Films thriller 7500. He stars with Ryan Kwanten, Amy Smart, Leslie Bibb, Jamie Chung, Christian Serratos, and Scout Taylor-Compton. It is Ferrara’s second film since the end of the HBO series, after he landed Screen Gems’ Think Like a Man, which stars Kevin Hart, Taraji P Henson, Michael Ealy, and Gabrielle Union. Ferrara isn’t done with TV, as he’s attaching to produce several projects. He’s repped by WME and Leverage.
Content Film has acquired international rights to the Aimee Lagos-directed drama 96 Minutes. Inspired by true events, the thriller is about four young people caught up in a terrifying carjacking. It stars Brittany Snow, Evan Ross, Christian Serratos, Jonathan Michael Trautman and David Oyelowo. Ross won the Jury Award for Breakthrough Performance at the South By Southwest Film Festival. Content will sell the film at Cannes, while Paradigm is repping North America.
EXCLUSIVE: ABC Family has firmed up casting on its new untitled drama pilot from The Secret Life of the American Teenager creator Brenda Hampton. Katelyn Tarver (Nick’s Big Time Rush), Valerie Tian (Juno), Ana Lucasey (Lie to Me), and Christian Serratos (the Twilight saga) will headline the hour-long project, which revolves around four ethnically diverse teenage girls who attend private school in California. Rounding out the cast are Domain-repped Brad Rowe (Tell Me You Love Me) and Larry Clarke. Michael Ausiello will be contributing to Deadline.com and Movieline.com as he preps for the January launch of a new TV-centric website.