Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón to produce; Gael García Bernal to star.

Production has commenced in La Paz, Baja California, on Jonás Cuarón’s sophomore directing assignment Desierto.

Gael García Bernal and Jeffrey Dean Morgan star in the story of a cat-and-mouse game between an undocumented migrant worker and an American vigilante.

Cuarón co-wrote the screenplay with Mateo García. The film marks Cuarón’s second directorial feature after Año Uña, which premiered at the 2006 Venice Film Festival.

Cuarón will produce alongside his father Alfonso Cuarón, with whom he co-wrote multiple Oscar winner Gravity, as well as Carlos Cuarón, Charles Gillibert and Alex García.

David Linde, Bernal, Fréderique Dumas-Zajdela, Nicolás Celis and Santiago García Galván serve as executive producers.

Desierto is an Esperanto Kino production in association with CG Cinema, Orange Studio, Canana and Itaca Films.