Magnolia Takes US and Canadian Rights to Frontera

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The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnolia Pictures announced today that they have acquired US and Canadian rights to Frontera, starring Ed Harris, Eva Longoria, Michael Peña, Aden Young and Amy Madigan. The film was directed by Michael Berry, from a script he co-wrote with Luis Moulinet III, and produced by Ocean Blue Entertainment and executive producer Eric Austin Williams.

In the vein of Traffic and Babel, Frontera is set in the dangerous area between the United States and Mexico. After crossing the border illegally for work, Miguel (Peña), a hard-working father and devoted husband, finds himself wrongfully accused of murdering a former sheriff’s (Harris) wife. After learning of his imprisonment, Miguel’s pregnant wife (Longoria) tries to come to his aid and lands in the hands of corrupt coyotes who hold her for ransom. Dissatisfied with the police department’s investigation, the former sheriff tries to uncover the truth about his wife’s death and discovers disturbing evidence that will destroy one family’s future, or tear another’s apart.

“‘Frontera’ is an exciting and relevant drama with a typically stellar performance from Ed Harris and great turns from the entire ensemble,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles.

Magnolia will release Frontera theatrically in 2014.