Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. and Canada rights to Frontera, starring Ed Harris, Eva Longoria, and Michael Peña. The drama directed by Michael Berry from his script with Luis Moulinet III follows Miguel (Peña), a hardworking father and devoted husband who crosses the border illegally and is wrongfully accused of murdering the wife of a former sheriff (Harris). Miguel’s pregnant wife (Longoria) lands in the hands of corrupt coyotes as she tries to help her husband, while the ex-lawman investigates his wife’s death and unearths evidence that could destroy one family’s future. Magnolia is plotting a 2014 theatrical release. Ocean Blue Entertainment produced the pic, with Eric Austin Williams exec producing. The deal went down in Los Cabos, Mexico, during the second annual Baja International Film Festival, marking the neophyte but swanky fest’s first major U.S. film sale. Magnolia’s John Von Thaden inked the deal with CAA repping the filmmakers. Myriad Pictures is handling international sales.

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