Magnolia Pictures Acquires U.S./Canada Rights to Longoria’s “Frontera”

Eva Longoria’s latest project will be released in the United States and Canada…

Magnolia Pictures has acquired the U.S. and Canada rights to Frontera, starring the 38-year-old Mexican American actress, Michael Peña and Ed Harris.

Eva Longoria

Directed by Michael Berry from his script with Luis Moulinet III, the drama follows Miguel (Peña), a hardworking father and devoted husband who crosses the border illegally and is wrongfully accused of murdering the wife of a former sheriff (Harris). Miguel’s pregnant wife (Longoria) lands in the hands of corrupt coyotes as she tries to help her husband, while the ex-lawman investigates his wife’s death and unearths evidence that could destroy one family’s future.

Magnolia is reportedly planning for a 2014 theatrical release.

The deal was sealed in Los Cabos, Mexico, during the second annual Baja International Film Festival.

Myriad Pictures to Handle Worldwide Sales of Peña’s Drama “Frontera”

Michael Peña’s U.S-Mexico border-themed film may see life beyond the United States.

Myriad Pictures has announced plans to handle worldwide sales outside the U.S. and Canada on the dramatic thriller Frontera.

 Michael Peña

Starring the 37-year-old Mexican American actor, Eva Longoria and Ed Harris, the film follows the events that take place after a former U.S. sheriff’s wife (portrayed by Amy Madigan) is fatally injured while riding on her ranch property in the dangerous border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

Michael Berry directed the film, which he co-wrote with Luis Moulinet III.

Currently in post-production, Frontera is expected to be released in 2014.