We finally get our first look at the upcoming release of Carlito’s Way: Rise To Power. The film will debut at exclusive in-theater promotional preview screenings nationally in major markets on September 7, and will be available on DVD on September 27th.
The film is the prequel to the 1993 Al Pacino and Sean Penn starrer Carlito’s Way. Described as a gritty, urban-action film Carlito’s Way: Rise to Power stars Jay Hernandez (Friday Night Lights), Mario Van Peebles (Ali), Luis GuzmÃ¡n (Carlito’s Way>) and Sean Combs (Monster’s Ball) in the gripping tale of the early years of gangster legend Carlito Brigante. Seduced by the power of the brutal New York underworld, he enters a deadly circle of greed and retribution. Assisted by his two brothers-in-crime, Carlito is on the fast track to becoming Spanish Harlem’s ultimate kingpin. He quickly learns, however, that the only way to survive at the top is through loyalty to his friends and respect for the rules of the street.