David Fernandez Jr. joins top cast of Atlas Independent's The Man on Carrion Road, the violent crime/thriller about a small border town sheriff (Patrick Wilson) and retired lawman (Ian McShane) investigating a botched cartel drug deal and a mysterious butcher (John Leguizamo) terrorizing the town residents. Fernandez will play Eugenio, a badass member of the cartel.
Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego (Open Grave and Apollo 18) directs the script written by newcomer Nils Lyew. Information about the characters of cast members Lynn Collins and James Belushi not yet available.
William Green, Aaron Ginsburg, and Andy Horwitz of Atlas Independent are producing. MICA Entertainment is financing with Relativity International selling the film overseas. Production has begun in Utah.
Fernandez, a San Diego native, is best known for the role of Spooky in the award-winning film "End of Watch" starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pe??a, and as Omar in "Across the Line," starring Academy Award and Golden Globe Nominee Andy Garcia. Fernandez recently completed the Lionsgate Release of R. Ellis Frazier's "Dead Drop" starring Luke Goss, Nestor Carbonell, and Cole Hauser. CineLatino TV is airing six films featuring Fernandez. Currently, Fernandez co-star in USA Network's upcoming original comedy series, "Benched." Other TV credits include FX's Sons of Anarchy and Justified, Showtime's Weeds and Don't Trust the B___ in Apartment 23.
Fernandez is repped by MZA, Avenue Entertainment Management and Platinum Star Public Relations.