In the tense border drama “Transpecos,” the line between right and wrong blurs as the heat rises in the desert. The film follows three border patrol agents — the rookie Benjamin Davis (Johnny Simmons), the seasoned pro Lance Flores (Gabriel Luna), and the callous veteran Lou Hobbs (Clifton Collins Jr.) — who man a check point on a remote highway. One day on a routine stop, Hobbs examines a suspicious vehicle, but when the car tries to take off Hobbs shoots the passenger as they discover a trunk filled with cocaine. Before they can call it in, Davis pulls a gun on the two agents and claims that he must smuggle the drugs to a drop-off point or else his family will die. Drawn into a violent journey, all three must contend with dark secrets, malleable morality, and a potentially terrible fate. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.
The film is the feature-length debut from Greg Kwedar. It premiered at this year’s SXSW film festival and won the Audience Award. Johnny Simmons is best known for his roles in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” and “Jennifer’s Body.” Gabriel Luna is known for his starring roles in TV shows “Wicked City” and “Matador,” as well as his recurring role in the second season of “True Detective.” Finally, Clifton Collins Jr. has most recently appeared in “Pacific Rim,” “Star Trek,” and “Ballers,” and can be seen in HBO’s new drama “Westworld.”
“Transpecos” will be released in theaters and VOD on September 9th.