EXCLUSIVE: Phase 4 Films acquired North American rights to A Night In Old Mexico, the Emilio Aragon-directed film that stars Robert Duvall. The film will be released in May, shortly after making its debut at the upcoming South by Southwest Film Festival.
Duvall plays a stubborn Texas rancher who’s forced to give up his land and home, and to retire to a trailer park. Instead, he flees in his Cadillac and hits the road with his estranged grandson (Jeremy Irvine) for one last wild adventure filled with guns, women and booze, which sounds like a much better way to go out. Pic is produced by Sunmin Park, J.Ethan Park, Emilio Aragón, Bill Wittliff, Robert Carliner, Robert Duvall, Daniel Ecija and César Vargas.
The script was written by Bill Wittliff, whose writing in the adaptation of Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove still rates as one of the greatest TV performances I’ve ever seen in Duvall’s portrayal as Gus McCrae. Tommy Lee Jones was every bit his match as Woodrow Call. Wittliff’s other credits include Legends Of The Fall. Phase 4’s Larry Greenberg made the deal with ICM Partners, which repped the film and also Duvall.
“I couldn’t be more proud of having worked on this project with a legend like Robert Duvall,” said Aragón. “To direct this film has proven to be a memorable experience among my many favorite projects.”