By Maria G. Valdez, May 29, 2013 03:27 PM EDT
After his success in "Rock of Ages," Diego Boneta is back and has already started shooting his new movie "The Dead Men" in Medellín, Colombia and he said he's ready to take on this new challenge. "I've always loved challenges and to be able to be part of a thriller is a great opportunity for me as an actor. I'm ready for whatever comes my way."
Diego took it to social media to announce the big news of his leading role in this film, in which he will play a boy named Michael, and posted photos with director Kirk Sullivan and some of his costars.
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"I have great news. I landed the leading role in an action thriller that we're starting to shoot in Colombia right now. The best thing is that we will be in Medellín most of the time so I'll be able to feel even closer to my Colombian fans. Thank you for all your support, I'll keep you posted."
For the Mexican actor, this film brings a new opportunity to be closer to his South American fans, crowd that has always been very supportive of Boneta's career.
"To me it's very important to be close to the people who've followed my career and growth in this business. People in Colombia are very nice. My fans have always been very supportive," added the actor.
The film tells the story of an American running from his past who is brought into a group of young underground radicals called The Dead Men, only to discover a centuries-old spiritual battle.
"Twilight" hottie Jackson Rathbone also stars in this project as Jacob, "a bad man" as he told his fans on his Twitter account. Since the end of "Twilight," Rathbone has continued his work on the webseries "Aim High" and has completed work on both the Michael Kristoff-directed drama "Live at the Foxes Den" and Pece Dingo's romantic comedy "The Concerto."
"The Dead Men," as the movie is called for now, marks Kirk Sullivan's directorial debut in a feature film, as he rose to the coveted director's chair after being assistant to producer Joel Silver. The film is based on a script by fellow newcomer Andrew Poston.