Booked and Busy: The Young and the Restless Grad Casts Feature Directorial Debut

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Eva Longoria

Welcome, my friends, to the very first Booked and Busy for May 2021! This week, former soap stars are doing big things. A-lister and philanthropist Eva Longoria is set to make her feature directorial debut with Flamin' Hot, a biopic of the inventor of the Flamin' Hot Cheetos, and she's cast the two leads.

Meanwhile, captivating General Hospital baddie James Patrick Stuart is heading to Disney for a cool, kid-friendly pilot, while One Life to Live alum Florencia Lozano brings to life a tragic situation in an indie flick. Don't miss these news bites - and more - with Booked and Busy!

All My Children

Another World

  • Henry Simmons (ex-Tyrone) stars in the sci-fi/dystopian film Synapse

As the World Turns

  • Amanda Seyfried (ex-Lucy) stars in A Mouthful of Air, which has been acquired by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions  

The Bold and the Beautiful

  • Betty White (ex-Ann) lends her vocal talents to the animated film Dog Gone Trouble, coming to Netflix May 28
  • Karla Mosley (ex-Maya) co-hosts the podcast The Risking Space, celebrating artists who take risks

The Edge of Night

General Hospital

Guiding Light

  • Melina Kanakaredes (ex-Eleni) is developing a comedy for IMDb TV based on her family's 100-year-old chocolate factory in Ohio; she'll star and EP

One Live to Live

Passions

The Young and the Restless

  • Eva Longoria (ex-Isabella) will make her feature directorial debut with Flamin' Hot, a biopic about the inventor of the Flamin' Hot Cheetos, and has cast the two leads: Jesse Garcia and Annie Gonzalez as Richard Montanez and Judy Montanez, respectively
  • Michael Roark (ex-Travis) stars in Passionflix's Driven as Colton

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