Eva Mendes, Josh Hartnett and Ben Kingsley will topline director Jonathan Jakubowicz’s Queen of the South (La reina del sur), an adaptation of the best-seller by Spanish author-journalist Arturo Perez Reverte.
Jakubowicz, an L.A.-based Venezuelan filmmaker wrote the screenplay with Albert Torres.
The story tracks a Mexican woman who escapes to Spain after her drug-runner boyfriend is murdered. Teresa becomes the reigning drug smuggler in Spain, bent on avenging her lover.
The female-driven actioner is set to shoot in Mexico and Spain starting September, according to Condito.