You may recall that about four months ago, Josh Brolin was selected to replace Sean Penn as the lead in Asger Leth's Cartel.
Well, a recent tweet from Production Weekly announces not only that production on the movie will begin in May, but also that the title has changed, apparently to Waterbug.
The story invovles a man living in the world of Mexican drug cartels. He must fight to protect his son after his wife is murdered. The screenplay, penned by Peter Craig, is based loosely on the 1993 Italian flick La Scorta (The Escort), which involves a judge in a dangerous part of Sicily who takes a job trying to unravel a Mafia plot.
No specific release date has been announced for Waterbug, and the only other confirmed cast member is Canadian wrestler Mike Sharpe. This will be Leth's first fictional feature movie; he also directed the 2006 documentary Ghosts of Cité Soleil, which involved Haitian gangs. Posted 02.24.10 by reelz