AFM: Movies to watch out for

With the American Film Market launching Wedensday, here are some of the titles generating buzz:

Casa De Mi Padre

Cast: Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Bernal Summary: Spanish-lingo comedy about Mexican ranchers who stumble into a war with a drug baron.

Sales: Sierra Affinity

Dead Man Down

Director: Niels Arden Oplev

Cast: Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace Summary: Farrell’s the right hand man to an underground crime lord who’s seduced and blackmailed by a crime victim seeking retribution.

Sales: IM Global

Lawless and Knight of Cups

Director: Terrence Malick

Cast: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett

Sales: FilmNation

Now You See Me

Director: Louis Letterier

Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Mark Ruffalo Summary: World’s greatest magicians team to pull off bank heists

Sales: Summit

Red Lights

Director: Rodrigo Cortes

Cast: Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver Summary: Spanish thriller about a psychologist who tries to expose a world-famous psychic as a fake.

Sales: Parlay

Rush

Director: Ron Howard

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruh Summary: True story of the rivalry between 1970s Formula 1 champs James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

Sales: Exclusive Media Group

Thunder Run

Director: Simon West

Cast: Matthew McConnaughey Summary: based on David Zucchino’s book “Thunder Run: The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad”

Sales: Hyde Park

Twelve Years a Slave

Director: Steve McQueen

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt Summary: True story of a New York citizen who was kidnapped in Washington in 1841 and rescued from a cotton plantation in Louisiana in 1853.

Sales: Summit

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