Deadline reports that FOX and DirectTV has picked up the streaming rights to the Lethal Weapon actor’s border-themed thriller about Mel’s character finding himself in a Mexican prison after surviving an accident, while on the run from the Border Patrol. He learns to make it in the slammer with the help of a 10-year old kid. You can check out the film via DirectTV for $10.99 this May 1. There will be a theatrical premiere in Austin, however. Mel co-wrote the script for ‘Gringo with Man on Fire’s Adrian Grunberg, who also directed.
Update: Dark Horizons via Reuters linked the trailer.
Update 2: Looks like the film’s already got an international trailer.