Naranjo Rounds Out the Cast for His Untitled English-Language Debut Film

Gerardo Naranjo is rounding out the cast for his next project…

The Mexican Miss Bala filmmaker has cast Dakota Fanning, Harry Potter’s Frank Dillan and ShamelessJeremy Allen White, as well X-Men: First ClassZoe Kravitz and Caleb Landry Jones, for his untitled English-language debut.

Gerardo Naranjo

Fanning will star in the music-based film as Viena, a roadie on a journey of self-discovery while on tour with a punk band in the 1980s.

The project was first announced in November at the Baja International Film Festival where the deal came together in Los Cabos, Mexico.

The film will be produced by Verisimilitude’s Hunter Gray and Alex Orlovsky with Lola PicturesChris Ramirez.

Naranjo is directing the film from his own script.

Filming gets underway in Nevada late next month.

Naranjo May Direct Dakota Fanning in His English-Language Debut

Gerardo Naranjo may soon be directing Dakota Fanning in his English-language debut.

The 19-year-old actress has been attached to star in the Mexican filmmaker’s untitled coming-of-age story, which Naranjo will direct from his own screenplay.

Gerardo Naranjo

The film, Naranjo’s English-language debut, is set to begin filming in February.

It centers on Viena (Fanning), a roadie who’s on a journey of self-discovery and survival as part of a punk band’s convoy, traveling through America circa the 1980s.

Alex Orlovsky and Hunter Gray will produce and co-finance the film through their Verisimilitude production banner. The new film re-teams the pair with Naranjo after the trio collaborated on the helmer’s Voy a explotar.

Naranjo rose to acclaim after directing the critically acclaimed Spanish-language film Miss Bala, starring Stephanie Sigman.

He most recently shot the pilot for FX’s Texas-Mexico border-based series The Bridge, starring Demian Bichir.