John Leguizamo, Lynn Collins and Jim Belushi Board The Man on Carrion Road

Atlas Independent today announced that John Leguizamo (Ride Along, Summer of Sam), Lynn Collins (John Carter, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Jim Belushi (“According to Jim”) will star opposite Patrick Wilson and Ian McShane in The Man on Carrion Road. Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego (Open Grave, Apollo 18) will direct the film based on Nils Lyew’s script.

The Man on Carrion Road tells 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 (Leguizamo) 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.

William Green, Aaron Ginsburg and Andy Horwitz of Atlas Independent will produce. MICA Entertainment is financing, with Relativity International selling the picture overseas. The film will start production April 14.

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