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Almas perdidas Rafael Novoa Telemundo 2:23 PMNovelas Radar
Colombian actor Rafael Novoa is happy because he was apparently chosen to play Salvador Cerinza in Telemundo’s new telenovela ‘Almas perdidas’, a remake of the Colombian novela ‘En cuerpo ajeno’. It was said that his audition for the U.S. based network was successful.
This new version for the original work by Julio Jiménez will have a few alterations, because the main protagonist will be a woman and not a man. Colombian actress Diana Hoyos also made an audition for the novela.
Novoa’s last novela was Univision’s ‘El Talismán’, alongside Blanca Soto, which was aired last year and failed to impress the public.
Aracely Arámbula Les Miserables Telemundo 2:21 PMNovelas Radar
Arambula had a resounding success in the leading role in La Patrona --a story that mirrors the famous novel The Count of Monte Cristo-- in which she embodied Gabriela Suarez, a woman seeking justice from those who robbed her of what she loved most. Now, the Mexican actress returns in another grand production, the first Spanish-language telenovela based on the epic French drama.
"We are very proud of this project, which is another brilliant production that will carry our brand, and we anticipate it will have excellent results," stated Marcos Santana, President of Telemundo Internacional. “Telemundo is the only Spanish-language company that leads in this type of melodrama-genre offer for international markets,” he added.
Valentina Parraga adapted La Patrona - Telemundo's #1 novela at 9pm - as well as the powerful action drama La Reina del Sur - Telemundo's highest rated novela ever - based on the book by Arturo Perez-Reverte, both of which regularly beat English language programs and broke existing records for Telemundo’s Spanish-language television broadcasts in the United States, as well as other international broadcasts.
"This Les Miserables adaptation is in pre-production and will be filmed entirely in Mexico – a country which will provide sceneries for this story that cannot be found anywhere else," said Joshua Mintz, Executive VP of Fiction Programming and General Manager of Telemundo Studios. "Soon, we look forward to announcing the full cast of this production, as well as the directors, producers and team members that will have a part in its success," shared Mintz.
Aracely Arambula was the special guest at the press conference that took place during Mipcom 2013. At this event, the actress shared with the international media her experiences as the leading actress in La Patrona, stressing the satisfaction that playing this role afforded her and the great challenge she is now taking on with Los Miserables.
Known for her powerful performances, Arambula will now bring to life another courageous woman who must persevere and hide until she can prove her innocence to her family and her pursuer, whom she is too good-hearted to hate. Set in a modern context, the story depicts situations that take place in contemporary society, and like Victor Hugo’s epic work, highlights social injustice as well as the eternal struggle between good and evil.
charity David Zepeda Julián Gil 2:17 PMNovelas Radar
Julián Gil (43), who is known for producing an annual charity calendar where he gives the camera and the fans some of his best poses, recently revealed that he would like to make things different with his future calendar. The actor, who acts in the novela 'Los secretos de Lucía', said in an interview that he would like to invite 11 TV heartthrobs to participate in his calendar and show something new to his fans.
Some of the names that Gil mentioned were stars like William Levy, David Zepeda, Mark Tacher, Marcelo Córdoba and Carlos de la Mota, among others.
“We want to make a group of colleagues that I would like to invite and for every month to have a different star, like William, David, Mark, de la Mota, Marcelo Córdoba”, assured the sexy actor, businessman and model, who is famous for being solidary with the needy and contributes the earnings from his calendars for good causes.
Rosy Ocampo’s newest production ‘Qué pobres tan ricos’ has recently began filming in set and in several locations in Mexico City. In addition, promotional videos that will be aired soon were also filmed.
Ocampo is very enthusiastic about this new project, where she’ll be collaborating with Jaime Camil for the fourth time (their previous novelas together were 'Las tontas no van al cielo’, ‘La fea más bella’ and ‘Por ella soy Eva’).
The protagonists of this comic novela will be Zuria Vega (Lupita Menchaca) and Camil (Miguel Ángel Ruiz Palacios), while the antagonists will be played by que Ingrid Martz and Mark Tacher. Sylvia Pasquel, Natasha Dupeyrón, Manuel Flaco Ibáñez and Jonathan Becerra are also part of the cast.
It will be a remake of the Colombian novela 'Pobre rico', which tells the story of two families from different social status that have to live together in the same house.
Ocampo spoke about the plot: “It’s a very fun story, because it narrates the adventures of both families: the Ruiz Palacios family, which is a family of aristocrats, of lineage, snobs, and rich, and the Menchaca family, a family that fights, doesn’t have much money, but is very solidary and caring. The hazards of destiny obligate them to live under the same roof”.
The novela starts airing on November 11 on 8:15pm, replacing 'Libre para amarte'.