The story revolves around a murdered Guatemalan man who arranges for videos of his killers to be distributed after his death in hopes to uncover the corruption that has led to other murders. The story is based on the New Yorker article “A Murder Foretold” written by David Grann in 2011.
The film’s script is written by Chris Terrio. The producers are Steve Zaillian through his Film Rites banner, along with Steven Rales, Garrett Basch, Mark Roybal and Mark Johnson. Filming is set to start in the fall.
Isaac had been in talks to join the project since last year but had previous commitments with other projects. He is currently filming “Star Wars” but can be seen next in “X-Men: Apocalypse” and “The Promise.”
Gomez-Rejon is known for his comedy-drama “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The film won the U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic and the Audience Award for U.S. Drama.
Watch a clip of “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” below: