Adria Arjona, Edgar Ramirez to Co-Star in Jayro Bustamante’s Dystopian Thriller ‘El Sombreron’

Adria Arjona (“Andor,” “Hit Man”) and Edgar Ramirez, the Golden Globe-nominated actor of “American Crime Story” and “Carlos,” have been tapped to star in “El Sombreron,” a dystopian thriller from Jayro Bustamante, the acclaimed director of “La Llorona” (2019) and “Ixcanul” (2015).

The feature is to be launched at Cannes by the Match Factory, which will represent worldwide sales outside of North America. CAA Media Finance will represent North American rights.

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Bustamante’s La Casa de Produccion, Alejandro De Leon and Brian Clark, and Sergio Lira and Lynette Coll for Luz Films will serve as producers.

“El Sombreron” tells the story of Lila, an ambitious woman trapped in hell as the trophy wife of a violent cartel boss.

Desperate for liberation, she seizes the opportunity presented by a mysterious stranger named Ramón, who promises to smuggle her north to Paradise.

However, as Lila journeys with him, she discovers the harrowing truth about her companion and finds herself thrust into a surreal odyssey through the depths of hell.

Bustamente’s previous crime horror “La Llorona” granted him the best director and best film awards in Venice Days.

“In ‘El Sombreron,’ Jayro fuses magical realism, folklore, and horror to vividly evoke the hell that borders create,” said the producers. “We could not have asked for two better guides through the inferno than the immensely talented Adria Arjona and Edgar Ramirez.”

Arjona will next be seen starring in Richard Linklater’s “Hit Man” opposite Glen Powell, which will be released in theaters on May 24 and on Netflix June 7. She will also be seen in Zoe Kravitz’s directorial debut film, “Blink Twice,” which will be released in theaters on Aug. 23.Arjona was most recently seen starring in Disney+’s series, “Andor,” in which she stars opposite Diego Luna.

Season 2 is expected to be released in 2025. She recently starred in and executive produced Los Frikis, which premiered at the Miami Film Festival last month. Arjona is set to star in and produce the feature film adaptation of Francisco Goldman’s bestselling book “Say Her Name” alongside Wagner Moura. Arjona’s past film credits include HBO’s “Father of the Bride,” Sony’s “Morbius,” Netflix’s “Sweet Girl,” “Six Underground” and “Triple Frontier,” Universal Pictures’ “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” and Warner Bros Pictures’ “Life of the Party.” Arjona’s past television credits include Hulu’s “Monsterland,’ NBC’s “Emerald City,” Netflix’s “Narcos,” HBO’s critically acclaimed “True Detective,” and Amazon/BBC’s miniseries “Good Omens.”

Ramirez will next be seen in Jacques Audiard’s “Emilia Perez” opposite Zoe Saldana and Selena Gomez premiering in Competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Upcoming projects for Ramirez include Eli Roth directed “Borderlands,” co-starring Cate Blanchett, and the independent film “Arenas,” directed by Camille Perton. Ramirez’s other credits include TV series “Dr. Death,” “The Undoing” and “American Crime Story” and the films “Jungle Cruise,” “Hands of Stone” and “Joy & Carlos.”

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