John Leguizamo, Lynn Collins, Jim Belushi Join Patrick Wilson Thriller

Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego is directing “The Man on Carrion Road” for Atlas Independent

John Leguizamo, Lynn Collins (“John Carter”) and Jim Belushi will join Patrick Wilson and Ian McShane in Atlas Independent’s gritty thriller “The Man On Carrion Road,” the company announced Thursday.

Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego (“Apollo 18”) will direct from a script by Nils Lyew. William Green, Aaron Ginsburg and Andy Horwitz of Atlas Independent will produce. MICA Entertainment is financing, while Relativity International is selling the picture overseas. The film will start production April 14 and will be the fifth film Atlas Independent has produced since its inception in 2012.

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“Carrion Road” is the visceral story of a botched Mexican cartel deal in the back roads of a border town. The town’s new sheriff (Wilson) must team up with the retired lawman (McShane) he replaced to investigate the source of the deal in order to stop a mysterious cartel butcher (Leguizamo) and his systematic brutalization of the town’s residents.

Leguizamo recently co-starred in “Ride Along” and will soon begin filming Nima Nourizadeh’s action-comedy “American Ultra” with Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart.

Collins, who starred in big-budget films such as “John Carter” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” recently wrapped production on Josh Duhamel’s action-thriller “Lost in The Sun.”

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Belushi is best known for his role on the long-running sitcom “According to Jim.” His upcoming films include “North Of Hell” with Patrick Wilson and Katherine Heigl, “Undrafted” with Tyler Hoechlin and Chace Crawford, and Kenny Ortega’s “A Change Of Heart.”

Leguizamo is represented by UTA, Silver Lining Entertainment and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern. Collins is repped by Paradigm and Untitled Entertainment. Belushi is represented by ICM Partners and Brillstein Entertainment.