Leguizamo to Star in Atlas Independent’s Feature “The Man on Carrion Road”

John Leguizamo is about to cause a little trouble on the border…

The 49-year-old Colombian American actor/comedian has joined Lynn Collins and Jim Belushi for Atlas Independent‘s latest feature project The Man on Carrion Road.

John Leguizamo

The film, directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego, will star Patrick Wilson and Ian McShane.

From a screenplay written by Nils Lyew, the story chronicles a botched Mexican cartel deal in the back roads of a border town.

The town’s new sheriff (Wilson) must team up with the retired lawman (McShane) he replaced to investigate the source of the deal in order to stop a mysterious cartel butcher (Leguizamo) and his systematic brutalization of the town’s residents.

Production is scheduled to begin April 14.

Leguizamo most recently performed his one-man show on the HBO special John Leguizamo‘s Ghetto Klown.

He’ll also star alongside Uma Thurman, Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in the upcoming action-comedy film American Ultra, directed by Nima Nourizadeh.

Lopez-Gallego to Direct the Horror Film “Sanctuary”

Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego has found his sanctuary

The 40-year-old Spanish filmmaker is set to direct the horror thriller Sanctuary.

Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego

Produced by Atlas Independent and written by Ryne Douglas Pearson,  the horror pic follows three documentarians who travel to South America to investigate a town that mysteriously disappears from the map.

The trio is led to the ultimate enigma: an immense concrete structure located in the middle of the missing town, with no entrances or exits. H

This is the latest tie-up between Atlas Independent and Lopez-Gallego, who is best known for helming the 2011 sci-fi thriller and horror film Apollo 18.

Lopez-Gallego worked with Atlas on the 2012 horror suspense film Open Grave starring Sharlto Copley and The Man On Carrion Road, which was announced at last year’s Cannes Film Festival and begins production in April.