Life is but a dream(land)for Michelle Rodriguez…
The 40-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American actress will star in Dreamland, Nicholas Jarecki’s dramatic thriller revolving around the opioid crisis that is being toplined by Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer and Evangeline Lilly. Greg Kinnear, Veronica Ferres and Lily-Rose Depp also star.
The film, which was unveiled at the European Film Market earlier this month, is now shooting in Montreal.
The film written and being directed by Jarecki follows three colliding stories: a drug trafficker (Hammer) arranges a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation between Canada and the U.S.; an architect (Lilly) recovering from an OxyContinaddiction tracks down the truth behind her son’s involvement with narcotics; and a university professor (Oldman) battles unexpected revelations about his employer, a drug company with deep government influence bringing a new “non-addictive” painkiller to market.
Rodriguez plays a DEAsupervisor who clashes with Hammer’s drug trafficker.
Rodriguez’s credits include starring as Letty Ortiz in the Fast & Furious franchise, as well as roled in Resident Evil, S.W.A.T.and Avatar.