Release date:June 30, 2010
Starring:Helen Mirren, Joe Pesci, Bai Ling, Bryan Cranston, Gina Gershon, Scout Taylor-Compton, Emily Rios, Sergio Paris Mencheta
In "Love Ranch," a fictional story that draws on many truths about Nevada's extremely successful Brothel Industry, Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci star as Grace and Charlie Bontempo, a husband/wife team who own and run one of Nevada's first legalized brothel ranches. Their lives are irrevocably altered when Armando Bruza (Sergio Peris-Mencheta), a world famous heavy weight boxer from South America, is brought to the Ranch to train as part of Charlie's ever expanding entrepreneurial empire. Plans quickly go awry when Bruza comes between Grace and Charlie as an unforeseen romantic triangle develops that erupts into uncontrollable passion and murder. "Love Ranch" is a story of raw emotions in a world where boxing and prostitution intersect from critically acclaimed director Taylor Hackford. The film is written by Mark Jacobson, a prolific journalist whose magazine stories have been adapted to other media, including a piece on Frank Lucas that was the basis for the film "American Gangster."