After screening at the Toronto International Film Festival and winning the Special Presentation Prize from the International Federation of Film Critics, Jonás Cuarón’s second feature, “Desierto,” has found a home with STX Entertainment.
Variety reports the distribution company is picking up rights for the border thriller, giving the film a spot on STX’s upcoming slate alongside “Secret in Their Eyes,” “Free State of Jones” and “Hardcore.” The company had success releasing “The Gift” in August.
“Desierto” stars Gael García Bernal and Jeffrey Dean Morgan and focuses on a group of Mexicans as their attempts to cross the U.S.-Mexican border are complicated by a vigilante.
STX was founded last year by producer Robert Simonds with a goal of releasing mid-budget dramas targeted at adult moviegoers. “Desierto” marks Cuarón’s second feature after his 2007 debut, “Year of the Nail.”