Nestor Carbonell’s latest project is reaching new heights…
Amazon Studios has picked up worldwide rights to the prison drama Crown Heights, starring the 49-year-old Cuban/Spanish American actor, for $2 million-plus, according to Variety.
The film, which premiered to strong reviews on Monday as part of the Sundance Film Festival’s U.S. Dramatic Competition, stars Lakeith Stanfield as a real-life Brooklyn man wrongfully convicted of murder. His only hope at freedom is his friend (played by former NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha), who fights for more than 20 years to reverse the verdict. Carbonell portrays Bruce Regenstreich. The film also stars Yul Vasquez as Commissioner Rafello.
Matt Ruskin directed and wrote the film, which was shot in New York and will receive a theatrical release.
Carbonell’s previous film credits include The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight and For Greater Glory.