Daniela Gonzalez’s latest project is heading to theaters…
Vertical Entertainment has acquired the North American rights to the indie horror film La Patasola, which was co-created by the Latina actress/writer.
From Glass House Distribution, the project should be released in theaters in at least 10 major markets, and across streaming media and other platforms, on January 14, 2022.
Shot over a 21-day period in a COVID-19-free bubble just outside of Orlando, Florida, La Patasola follows two struggling couples whose relationships, morality and will to survive are tested when they’re haunted by a famed vampiric monster from South American folklore.
Actor and writer AJ Jones directed the film in his feature directorial debut, from a script he wrote with Shaun Mathis, which was based on a story he created with Gonzalez (Frenemies).
Gonzales and Jones also appear in the film alongside Luciana Faulhaber, Patrick R. Walker, Najah Bradley, Gillie Jones, Jack Young and Mark Pettit.
Young, Gillie Jones and Carlos Velasco produced.
“La Patasola is a character-driven horror that we feel is going to appeal to a wide audience,” said Vertical Entertainment’s SVP of Acquisitions, Tony Piantedosi. “We were drawn to the story, mythology and the way the monster was brought to life—and think fans are really going to enjoy this film.”
“Now that Vertical Entertainment has signed on as our distribution partner in North America, we’re excited to present La Patasola to buyers at AFM and to audiences around the world in 2022,” added Glass House Distribution President, Tom Malloy.