Robert Rodriguez’s revenge action sequel – the second in a trilogy –becomes the latest broad commercial title in the distributor’s stable. A wide release is planned for 2013. Aldamisa International handles sales outside the US.
Danny Trejo leads an all-star ensemble of Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding Jr, William Sadler, Marko Zaror and Mel Gibson.
Kyle Ward’s screenplay is based on a story by Marcel Rodriguez and Robert Rodríguez. The latter produced with Aaron Kaufman and Iliana Nikolic through their QuickDraw Productions label alongside Sergei Bespalov of Aldamisa Films, Alexander Rodnyansky of AR Films and Rick Schwartz of Overnight Films.
Trejo reprises his role as the former Mexican law enforcement officer recruited by the US President to stop a revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer.
Open Road Films CEO Tom Ortenberg, general counsel and evp of operations and business affairs Elliott Kleinberg and svp of acquisitions Ben Cotner negotiated terms with Jere Hausfater and Mark Manuel negotiated on behalf of Aldamisa and sales representative Graham Taylor of WME Global.