Jonás Cuarón is heading to el desierto to direct his first Englaish-language film….
The Mexican filmmaker will direct Gael Garcia Bernal and Jeffrey Dean Morgan in thriller Desierto.
The story focuses on a group of illegal immigrants, one of which is portrayed by Bernal, who try to cross the border but run afoul of a man (Morgan) who has taken up border patrol duties in his own racist hands.
Cuarón, who co-wrote the awards contender Gravity with his father, Alfonso Cuarón.
Alfonso Cuarón, Carlos Cuarón and Alex Garcia are producing the film, which will be shot in Baja, California in February.
Bernal is exec producing along with Lucas Akoskin and Santiago Garcia Galvan.
Cuarón’s credits include Año uña and The Shock Doctrine.