News Movies News | Written by Laura Potier 01/06/2022

Jackie Cruz Stars Opposite Paul Wesley In HISTORY OF EVIL

Orange Is The New Black star Jackie Cruz was announced to replace Stephanie Beatriz as the co-lead in horror-thriller movie History Of Evil, which has just wrapped filming in New Orleans. Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries) stars opposite Cruz in the film from Iranian-American writer-director Bo Mirhosseni. The horror pic is the filmmaker's feature debut, having made his name directing music videos for MTV.

In History Of Evil, a family on the run from a corrupt state takes refuge in a safe house with an evil past, a terrifying last stop on a near-future Underground Railroad. As per her Instagram post, Cruz revealed her character was named Alegre, but nothing else. While plot details are still scarce, you can likely expect more information soon as the project goes into post-production.

Beatriz reportedly exited History Of Evil prior to filming, due to scheduling conflicts.

While her big break came portraying Flaca in Netflix's Orange Is The New Black, Jackie Cruz 's recent roles include the Bruce Willis and Megan Fox action movie Midnight In The Switchgrass and Panama, a thriller starring Mel Gibson and Cole Hauser. 

No release date has yet been announced for History Of Evil, though later this year seems likely now that filming has wrapped.