Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2011
Exclusive: Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Tombstone, Aliens, The Rock), Mexican actor/comedian Adal Ramones (Mujeres Asesinas, Otro Rollo, Bailando Por Un Sueno) and Walter Perez (Fame, Emilio, A Beautiful Life) signed on to “The Road Project.” Writer/Director David de Leon (The Cage, Single Black Female) wrote the original screenplay and is attached to direct.
Principal photography begins summer of 2011 in Los Angeles and Calexico, with second unit filming in Mexico City. Scott Rosenfelt (Home Alone, Mystic Pizza, Teen Wolf) is producing. Rosenfelt’s indie banner, (8th Street Films), Millennium Crop Entertainment, and TF2 Ventures are co-producing. Cesar Ramirez and Noel Tristan are Executive Producing.
Described as “Motorcycle Diaries meets Blow”, the comedic drama is based on the true story of “a sort of Latino Robin Hood”. Using the current political landscape in Mexico as a backdrop, “The Road Project” (working title) infuses a new Latino aesthetic with classic, crime-drama elements.
“The Road Project” will mark the feature film debut for writer/director David de Leon who told Maxim: “We grew up loving films like Goodfellas, Scarface, Casino and Donnie Brasco, but then became enamored of films like El Norte, Amores Perros, Mi Familia and Motorcycle Diaries, which we connected to on a deeper level, as U.S. Latinos. The idea for this project was to merge elements from these genres and create a new kind of Latino consciousness within the framework of world cinema. We came across a story that seemed too implausible to be true…that’s when I knew I had to make it.”
Pepe Serna (Scarface, American Me, The Virgin of Juarez), declared in a phone interview with Maxim: “It’s a beautiful story, I signed on right away…we’ve been waiting for the ‘Latino Tarantino’…I think David is the guy!”
Other attached actors include Charley Koontz (Rubber, Community, Gigantic), Yareli Arizmendi (Like Water For Chocolate, A Day Without A Mexican), Sal Lopez (Full Metal Jacket, American Me, Port Charles), Alejandro Antonio (Machete), Castulo Guerra (Amistad, Terminator 2, The Usual Suspects), Pete Pano (Six String Samurai, Robbing Peter, The Mentalist), Ruben Garfias (Patriot Games, Hunting Of Man, Southland) and Julieta Ortiz (Dirt, Law & Order: Los Angeles and Criminal Minds).
Ray Verduzco - Director of public relations
Maxim Media Entertainment
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