Press release 24/09/2007
Ray Liotta and Esai Morales have signed to La Linea, a crime film which is based on the story of the infamous Arellano Felix drug cartel. Andy Garcia is also in talks to play the role of an ill Kingpin of a Tijuana drug cartel whose violent lieutenant, played by Morales, takes over his operation and becomes somewhat of a liability. Liotta will play the assassin hired to kill him. Reuters through Yahoo News tells us that James Cotton has been hired to direct the film and that Andy Garcia is in early talks for the role, which means it could be a long time before confirmation. You can read more about Arellano Felix over at Wikipedia, by all accounts he was an incredibly violent and dangerous man. I'm a huge fan of Garcia, and with Ray Liotta and Esai Morales on board it sounds like a powerful film, particularly considering the subject matter.
The ensemble cast for the crime drama/thriller LA LINEA continues to grow, says the Hollywood Reporter. Ray Liotta, Esai Morales & Valerie Cruz have joined the flick based on the Arellano Felix drug cartel. Andy Garcia could also be joining for a small role as a ill kingpin of a Tijuana drug cartel whose violent lieutenant (Esai Morales) takes over the operation and becomes a loose cannon. Meanwhile, Ray Liotta will be playing a veteran assassin who is hired to kill him. Cruz will be playing a meth addict trying to kick the habit. All four thespians will star alongside Armand Assante, Joe Morton, Danny Trejo, Kevin Cage and Jason Connery. Production will begin on the film in Los Angeles and Tijuana on October 16, 2007 for producers Geoffrey Ross and R. Ellis Frazier.