By Jack Rico
You “La Reina del Sur” telenovela fans are going to love me today! I just got my hands on the exclusive first look character poster of “K-11” with Mexican actress Kate del Castillo!
Jules Stewart, mother to Twilight star Kristen, directs del Castillo in this drama that tells the story of a man’s plight after winding up in K-11, the Los Angeles County Jail’s transgender inmate unit.
Jules Stewart and K-11 producers are being smart about capitalizing on Latino moviegoers by casting the very talented Kate del Castillo. From what I can gather, this looks like Kate’s most challenging role to date where she is showcasing her ability to play very layered characters. Kate is a thespian and in this movie she’s unforgettable!
K-11 stars Goran Visnjic (ABC-TV’s upcoming “Red Widow”, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, “ER”) as Raymond Saxx, a businessman whose drug use leads him to incarceration in the section of the Los Angeles County Jail reserved for LGBT inmates and firmly under the heel of Mousey (Kate Del Castillo, Under the Same Moon), a malicious transgendered inmate. Saxx has no idea how he got there — all he knows is he needs to get the hell out…alive and intact. Aggressive cellmates, corrupt officials and his own issues are just a few challenges he deals with while he pieces together a way out of this entirely new brand of hell.
Breaking Glass Pictures and Libertine Films are releasing the movie March 15 theatrically and a VOD release. Fifteen cities around the country are slated to host weeklong theatrical runs of K-11, starting at New York’s Cinema Village, Los Angeles’ Laemmle NoHo Theater, Phoenix’s Film Bar, Columbus’ Gateway Film Center, and others on March 15th. The film will be available nationwide on Demand the same day. Additional runs will follow in cities such as San Diego, San Francisco, Denver and Daytona.
K-11 also stars son Cameron Stewart who makes his film debut in K-11 as Sledgehammer, while daughter Kristen Stewart (Twilight, On the Road) makes a special contribution.
Check out Kate del Castillo‘s character poster! The jail drama movie K-11 opens March 15th, 2013.
Also check out the RED BAND trailer!