Paul Schrader to Direct The Jesuit


Maya Entertainment and Open Window Films have made plans, through the American Film Market, to develop The Jesuit from a script by Paul Schrader with Schrader also attached to direct.

The cast is already slated to include Willem Dafoe, Michelle Rodriguez, Paz Vega and Manolo Cardona. The official press release describes the film as follows:

In The Jesuit’, a man comes out of prison in south Texas: ‘Neto’ wants only a new life, far removed from his violent past. Just when it seems he might regain his wife and ten-year old son, she is brutally murdered and the boy kidnapped. Neto must abandon his dream of happiness in an explosive return to methods that made him the most feared man in Texas, and earned him the nickname…the Jesuit.”

Production is slated to begin in March of 2011.

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