EXCLUSIVE: John Leguizamo (John wick) crime movie Dark blood It has been picked up for distribution in North and South America by FilmRise.
Movie in Spanish Dark blood, directed by Colombian filmmaker Harold Trompetero (Diastole and Systole: The Movements of the Heart), follows a father who is imprisoned after committing a brutal crime of revenge. During his confinement, he must adjust to a new life of abuse, including injury and humiliation from guards and other inmates. You can see the first trailer for the film above.
The deal was brokered by Katie Carroll, Independent Film Acquisition Manager at FilmRise, and Priscilla Ross Smith, CEO of the recently launched French sales firm The Coven. The agreement grants FilmRise broadcasting, digital and theatrical rights in North America and Sound.
The film will have its North American premiere this September to coincide with National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Danny Fisher, President and CEO of FilmRise, stated: “John Leguizamo’s performance in Dark blood it’s a tour de force. The power, fear and compassion that Trumpetero evokes through Leguizamo’s performance is a testament to his impressive directing skills. Dark blood is an exceptional addition to FilmRise’s growing collection of Spanish-language films. “