Ruben Blades, TheWrap has learned, will star in "Safe House," a thriller from Universal.
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.