Maya Entertainment is to produce psychological suspense thriller The Darkness of the Road, with Mia Maestro (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1) attached to star.

Maestro will play a young mother whose world turns into a living nightmare when her daughter goes missing soon after picking up a mysterious hitchhiker. Eduardo Rodriguez (Fear Itself), who wrote the screenplay, is slated to direct in the autumn. Luis Guerrero and Chris Lemos of Vital Pictures will produce with Sandra Avila and Moctesuma Esparza of Maya.

Maya has worldwide rights and will distribute in the US. Foreign sales are being handled by the Los Angeles-based company’s EVP of international distribution Elias Axume.

The Darkness of the Road is a really good example of the kind of films we continue to make at Maya utilizing the creative forces within the growing Latino entertainment community,” said Axume.