Diego Boneta's Thrilling New Role

Mexican heartthrob Diego Boneta will take to the big screen once again in south of the border thriller In the Blood.

“It’s been an amazing transition from doing TV in Mexico to doing Hollywood movies,” stated Boneta according to NBC Latino.

Though fans are used to seeing the 21-year-old as Rocco in the telenovela Rebelde or crooning his way into hearts in last summer’s Rock of Ages, this new role will channel his darker side. Boneta will play Manny, a local who joins young woman Ava (played by Gina Carano) in her search for her missing husband who was kidnapped on their South American honeymoon.

These have been a busy past few months for Boneta who was awarded an ALMA for “Favorite Movie Actor” in September and whose MTV hit Underemployed premiered in October. Things only seem to be looking up for this star.

 “This has always been a dream of mine, ever since I was a kid watching movies.”