Danny Trejo And Veronica Falcón Board Indie Sports Drama ‘American Underdog’

Unique, danny trejo ,machete) and Veronica Falcon (ozark) have boarded american underdog, an indie drama set in the world of MMA that is now in production in Chicago. The film marks the feature directorial debut of the Peruvian-American filmmaker. Gustavo MartinAmateur MMA fighter to star too Vishy Iyer and professional mma fighter Andrew Gray,

The protagonist of the pic is Jai (Iyer), an ex-con on a soulful path who wrestles with personal redemption when outside circumstances force him into the ring against fierce rival Marcus (Grey). Trejo portrays Dennis, who reluctantly comes out of retirement to train his former student, while Falcone steps into the role of Marcella, a local gym owner and community legend who cowboys the return of Jay’s fight. Is.

A Peach Partners Production in association with Mulberry Films and MXW Ventures, american underdog Suleka Mathew (sir judge), Taylor Treadwell (big little lie), Omi Vaidya (3 Idiots), Ranjita Chakraborty (never have I ever) and Jaspal Binning (the newsroom, Martin and Matthew Mascia wrote the screenplay, Naveen A. with Chathapuram (last victim, brown nation), Rashna Shah (IFC’s bollywood hero) and Christy Coors Beasley (the westsiders, lonelygirl15) rode to produceI.

Executive producer Chaitra Vedullapalli brings to the film her vast network of women-in-clouds from the organization’s early stages through #MxW Ventures. The mission of Women-in-Cloud is to provide access to women and allies in entertainment from the tech industry to help shape meaningful narratives and ensure the proper representation and visibility of otherwise marginalized groups. Additional EPs include Neil Khot, Dr. S Reddy and Neil Patel.

Trejo is known for his work in films such as machete, grindhouse, planet Terror, from dusk till dawn, Heat, Good morning!, funny 6, hunters, Halloween, Smiley face, the devils rejectsThe Spy Kids suffrage, once Upon a Time in Mexico, xXx And con Air, among many others. Notable TV credits include Better Things, american god, glitter And sons of Anarchy.

Falcón can currently be seen in its second season on HBO. Perry Mason And has also appeared in shows like ozark, why do women kill And queen of the south, to name a few. Notable film credits for the actress include the starling, jungle cruise, purge forever And Voyager, next for him is an amazon studios drama a million miles away With Rosa Salazar, Garrett Dillahunt and Michael Peña.

Trejo is represented by Amsel, Eisenstadt, Frazier & Hinojosa Talent; Falcon by APA.