Patrick Wilson and Ian McShane have been cast previously for the film, directed by “Open Grave” helmer Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego from Nils Lyew’s script.
William Green, Aaron Ginsburg and Andy Horwitz of Atlas Independent will produce. MICA Entertainment is financing. Relativity International is selling foreign markets.
The film will start production on April 14 as the fifth film that Atlas Independent has produced since its inception in 2012 as an affiliate of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment.
Wilson will portray a new sheriff who must team up with the retired lawman (McShane) he replaced to investigate the source of a botched drug deal in order to stop a mysterious cartel butcher (Leguizamo) and his brutalization of the town’s residents.
Leguizamo was seen in “Ride Along” and the HBO special “John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown.” Collins recently wrapped production on the action-thriller “Lost in the Sun” and Belushi is in post-production on “North of Hell,” “Undrafted” and “A Change of Heart.”
Leguizamo is represented by UTA, Silver Lining Entertainment and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern. Collins is represented by Paradigm and Untitled Entertainment. Belushi is represented by ICM Talent and Brillstein Entertainment.