January 24, 2012

Diego Produces "Miss Bala"

With a title that translates as the punning "Miss Bullet," the Mexican film "Miss Bala" is based in part on the real-life story of a beauty pageant winner who was arrested alongside a drug gang and paraded before the media amid accusations of corruption behind her crown.

It aims to not only be a provocative, thoughtful action film for the art house, looking at the overwhelming problems of the drug-trafficking epidemic in Mexico, but "Miss Bala" also marks an ambitiously bold step forward for director Gerardo Naranjo.

Source / IMDb

“Miss Bala” is Mexico’s official selection for the Oscars and premieres in the U.S. in January 2012. Spanish with English subtitles; 113 minutes.

Actors Stephanie Sigman, Gael Garcia Bernal, director Gerardo Naranjo and actor Diego Luna at the Toronto International Film Festival in September in support of their movie, "Miss Bala." Bernal and Luna produced the movie, but do not star in it. Sigman is the star of the film. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)


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