LOS ANGELES, CA, APRIL 3, 2014 –– Atlas Independent, the affiliate company of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment, announced today that John Leguizamo (Ride Along, Summer of Sam, Romeo + Juliet), Lynn Collins (John Carter, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Jim Belushi (According to Jim) – will star opposite Patrick Wilson and Ian McShane in The Man On Carrion Road. Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego (Open Grave, Apollo 18) will direct the film based on Nils Lyew’s script. William Green, Aaron Ginsburg and Andy Horwitz of Atlas Independent will produce. MICA Entertainment is financing, with Relativity International selling the picture overseas. The film will start production on April 14th, 2014. This will be the fifth film that Atlas Independent has produced since its inception in 2012

 Known for his one-man shows and ability to play a range of ethnic groups, Leguizamo was recently seen performing his newest one-man show on the HBO special “John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown.” Upcoming, Leguizamo will write, produce and star in a half-hour comedy project for AMC. Leguizamo will also star alongside Uma Thurman, Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in the upcoming action-comedy film American Ultra, directed by Nima Nourizadeh.

 Collins was most recently seen in the adventure, fantasy film John Carter alongside Taylor Kitsch, William Dafoe and Thomas Hayden Church. She also appeared in the action film X-Men Origins: Wolverine opposite Hugh Jackman, and The Merchant of Venice opposite Al Pacino. Collins recently wrapped production on the action, thriller Lost in The Sun opposite Josh Duhamel.

 Belushi is best known for his role on the long-running sitcom According to Jim. He is currently in post production on three new projects including North Of Hell with Patrick Wilson and Katherine Heigl, Undrafted, with Tyler Hoechlin and Chace Crawford andA Change Of Heart directed by Kenny Ortega.

 The Man On 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 (played by Patrick Wilson) must team up with the retired lawman (played by Ian McShane) he replaced to investigate the source of the deal in order to stop a mysterious cartel butcher (played by John Leguizamo) and his systematic brutalization of the town's residents. A gritty and modern thriller, The Man On Carrion Road collides head on with the pathos and hard realities that inhabit life along the border; it's a story that explores the ambitions, difficulties and consequences that turn men into monsters and monsters into reality.

 Leguizamo is represented by United Talent Agency, 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.


 Atlas Independent is comprised of a hands-on team of film-makers working under the umbrella of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment. Led by William Green, Atlas Independent produces indie-minded movies with budgets of $10 million or less, betting on the potential high profit margins of smaller films. The company has creative control on its projects and looks for independent financing, finding distribution after production. Atlas Independent’s first film, Revenge For Jolly!, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April of 2012 and shortly after was acquired by Sony Pictures World Wide Acquisitions. The film was released in May of 2013. Atlas Independent is currently in post-production on William Monahan’s Mojave which stars Garrett Hedlund, Oscar Isaac, Louise Bourgoin and Walton Goggins. Additionally, Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego’s Open Grave, which starred Sharlto Copley and Thomas Kretschmann, was released this past December.