Photo: Demian Bichir to Make Directorial Debut with 'Refugio'
Mexican actor Demian Bichir, who made audiences weep with compassion in A Better Life, is stepping behind the camera for the upcoming film Refugio.
Bichir is also the screenwriter for the indie film which is being produced by Lucas Akoskin and Alex Garcia of BN Films. Bruno, Bichir’s brother and fellow actor, will co-produce.
Refugio tells the story of a young man born into the circus. As he travels across the U.S. and Mexico in search of his long lost love, he grows from a boy to a man.
Principal photography is scheduled to begin this fall and will take place in both the U.S. and Mexico.
Bichir can next be seen in The Heat with the hilarious Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, as well as the Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills starring Danny Trejo.