Rosie Perez, Jonny Beauchamp, Alex Meraz to Star in Transgender Story 'Tranzloco'

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Paris-based sales agent Versatile is selling the project at AFM.

Rosie Perez will star in transgender tale Tranzloco with Jonny Beauchamp (Stonewall) and Alex Meraz (Suicide Squad).

The story centers on two brothers from East Los Angeles who, along with their friends, clash with a group of transgender locals.

The ensemble cast also includes Danny Trejo (Machete), Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool), Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Mama), Bar Paly (Pain and Gain), Dustin Ybarra (21 and Over) and Crispin Glover (Alice in Wonderland).

Will De Los Santos, the writer of 2002 cult classic Spun, starring Jason Schwartzman, will make his directorial debut with the project. Shooting is slated to begin February in Los Angeles.

Paris-based sales agent Versatile is handling international sales and touting the project at AFM. CAA is packaging the film and will represent the North American distribution rights.

Chris Hanley (Spring Breakers) is producing under his Muse Productions banner with David Hillary (Dog Eat Dog), Wendy Benge (Life After Beth) and Jonathan Fong. Bradford L. Schlei (Spun) is executive producing.

"We are very excited that Will De Los Santos will join the ranks of Sofia Coppola, Jonas Akerlund, Vincent Gallo and Steve Buscemi, all first-time directors who got their start with Muse," says Hanley, who previously worked with De Los Santos on several other projects, including Spun.