Spanish production outfit Vaca Films has revealed that it will shoot the $5m prison drama Cell 211 from promising new director Daniel Monzon in August.

A co-production between Vaca Films, Morena Films and Telecinco Cinema in Spain and La Fabrique 2 in France, the film tells the story of a young prison guard, played by Alberto Ammann, who has to cope with a massive riot among the prisoners, led by renowned actor Luis Tosar (Miami Vice, Take My Eyes).

Jorge Guerricaechevarria, writer of Alex De La Iglesia's hit film The Oxford Murders, provided the script.

Shooting will take place over nine weeks from August 25 in an old prison in the city of Zamora, north west Spain.