Cannes: Manny Perez to Star in Directed Thriller 'Vengeance: A La Soga Story' (Exclusive)

Cannes: Manny Perez to Star in Directed Thriller ‘Vengeance: A La Soga Story’ (Exclusive)

Manny Perez will return as the hitman seeking justice Revenge: A La Soga Storywith Ana LaPointe and Felix German also boarding the mostly Latino cast list.

Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment has begun selling the crime-focused action thriller, now in post-production, to overseas buyers in Cannes, with Perez set to play La Soga, the Dominican Republic’s most dangerous hitman who returns home to fighting corruption, only to be targeted by assassins.

Driven by a relentless quest for revenge and family, La Soga is determined to reveal the truth and fight for justice.

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“It is a pleasure and an honor to work with Clay and his team at Film Mode Entertainment. It’s been a long journey driving this story forward, but I’m thrilled and excited about its outcome. I know my film is in good hands,” Perez said in a statement.

La Soga’s character as a hitman was first introduced in the 2009 film The rope, with Perez writing the screenplay and playing the title role.

“We are thrilled to be working with the talented multi-hyphenate threat that is Manny Perez. His film is both engaging and funny, but also incredibly relevant in today’s climate. This is sure to resonate with audiences around the world,” Film Mode’s Epstein said in a statement about the spine-tingling Cannes film.

The filmmakers have entered discussions about a US sale while handling domestic rights Revenge: A La Soga Story.

Film Mode’s recent titles include Mayim Bialik’s feature film directorial debut, How did they make yous, with Dustin Hoffman, Candice Bergen, Simon Helberg and Dianna Agron; Crypto, led by Kurt Russell, Luke Hemsworth and Alexis Bledel; AND stage mother, with Jacki Weaver, Lucy Liu and Adrian Grenier.