Olmos came on board last year after seeing the film at the L.A. Latino Festival and approached AMC. The film will open in Los Angeles and several other cities.
“‘Water & Power’ embodies filmmaking quality and artistic value that engages me,” Olmos said.
“Water & Power” bowed on stage in Los Angeles in 2006. Montoya wrote, directed and produced the drama starring Enrique Murciano, Nicholas Gonzalez and Clancy Brown about a California senator who must help his crooked cop brother out of a crime that has backfired on L.A.’s Eastside.
Mark Roberts produced with Montoya. Murciano plays the politician, nicknamed Water, while Gonzalez is the cop, Power.
“For a truly indie film like ours, it’s a lifeline to getting ‘Water and Power’ to the eastside and beyond,” Montoya said. “This is an organic film that respects the eastside and not just using it as a backdrop.”
Olmos appeared last year in “2 Guns.” Credits include “Battlestar Galactica,” “Miami Vice,” “Stand and Deliver,” “Blade Runner” and “Zoot Suit.”