Border-Crossing Thriller 'Desierto' Uses Trump Remark as Voiceover in Trailer

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Gael Garcia Bernal in 'Desierto'

Gael Garcia Bernal stars in the pic as a Mexican migrant worker who is being hunted down by a U.S. vigilante played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

A new trailer for the Jonas Cuaron immigration thriller Desierto promotes the film's upcoming Mexico release by employing an anti-immigrant voiceover taken from a controversial Donald Trump speech.

The trailer, released Wednesday, shows migrant workers running for their lives in a desert on the border as a U.S. vigilante shoots and kills them one by one with a rifle.

The voiceover comes from a speech last June when Trump announced his presidential candidacy.

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best," the Trump voiceover says in the trailer. "They're sending people that have lots of problems. They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists and it's gotta stop, and it's gotta stop fast."

The official trailer for theaters, a longer version without a Trump audio insert, features Gael Garcia Bernal doing the voiceover.

Garcia Bernal, star of the Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle, criticized Trump's border wall proposal in Toronto, where Desierto had its world premiere last year. He called it the real estate developer's stupidest investment ever.

Trump later said on the campaign trail that he would make Mexico pay for the wall, yet it remains unclear how he intends to do that.

Cuaron, one of Mexico's rising stars, is the son of Oscar winning filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron. Together they wrote they screenplay for the space thriller Gravity.

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