First significant movie role for actor and recording artist since his term as Panama's minister of tourism ended
Ruben Blades, TheWrap has learned, will star in "Safe House," a thriller from Universal.
The actor, also a recording artist and former minister of tourism of Panama, joins Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington in the film.
Daniel Espinosa is directing the film about a CIA agent (Reynolds) whose safe house is attacked and must get a criminal (Washington) to safety. Blades will play the role of Carlos Villar, a counterfeiter.
Blades has been on a musical tour since fall 2010.
"Safe House" is his first major film since his 5-year term as minister of tourism of Panama ended in 2009.
The actor is represented by Paradigm.