Mendes, Hartnett and Kingsley to Topline Queen


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.