Mexican actress Kate del Castillo (pictured inside) has joined the cast of No Good Deed, the latest Sony Screen Gems thriller starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson, reports THR.
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 Lagos wrote the screenplay. 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.