Atlas Independent, the affiliate company of Charles Rovens Atlas Entertainment, announced today that Ian McShane will star opposite Patrick Wilson in The Man on Carrion Road. McShane will play the role of Leland; an aging retired Sheriff of a small border town with violent tendencies. Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego (Apollo 18, Open Grave) will direct the film based on Nils Lyew’s script. William Green, Aaron Ginsburg, and Andy Horwitz of Atlas Independent will produce. MICA Entertainment is financing with Relativity International selling the picture overseas.
The Man on Carrion Road is the visceral story of 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 and his systematic brutalization of the town’s residents. A gritty and modern thriller, The Man on Carrion Road collides head on with the pathos and hard realities that inhabit life along the border; it’s a story that explores the ambitions, difficulties, and consequences that turn men into monsters and monsters into reality.
The Man on Carrion Road will begin shooting in early April in Utah.
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