'Sons of Anarchy's' Theo Rossi Joins Lowriders Movie (Exclusive)
Demian Bichir will star in the Universal and Blumhouse film
Sons of Anarchy ended its seventh and final season last week, and star Theo Rossi has already landed a film role.
The actor is joining Universal and Blumhouse's untitled lowriders movie, which will star Demian Bichir.
Ricardo de Montreuil is directing the film, which is set in the East Los Angeles world of lowrider cars and street tagging. The script, written by Josh Bierne-Gordon and Justin Tippin, centers on a teen named Danny who is caught between his traditional father and his estranged brother, Ghost, who are both competing in the annual lowrider “Supershow.” Earlier drafts were written by Cheo Hodari Coker and Elgin James.
Eva Longoria and Transformers actress Nicola Peltz are both attached as well.
Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer is producing with Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum. Kim Roth and Alexandre Dauman will oversee the project for Imagine, with Couper Samuelson overseeing for Blumhouse Productions. Mister Cartoon and Estevan Oriol will executive produce.
Rossi starred as Juan Carlos “Juice” Ortiz on the popular FX motorcycle drama Sons of Anarchy since the show's inception in 2008. The show ended its run with its seventh season, with the final episode garnering the highest ratings in the show's history. Rossi has also started the production company Dos Dudes Pictures with Nicholas Carmona, and their first film, Bad Hurt, will likely make the rounds in the 2015 film festival circuit.