El Chico Blanco Production to start in June

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Wed, 04/13/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Titan Worldwide Entertainment will begin shooting the El Chico Blanco in June it was announced by chairman and CEO Brad Feinstein. 

El Chico Blanco tells the story of Ben Harper a white outcast raised in the barrio rises to a position of power against all odds. During a stint in prison he overcomes racial tension and biases to become the head of a notorious crime family entering into a world of drugs wealth and power. The film will be shot on location in New Mexico. 

The film was written by Peter Facinelli (Twilight Saga Nurse Jackie) and will be directed by Carl Franklin (Out of Time High Crimes). This is the third film that Facinelli has written. His first Loosie’s (which he also stars in) is currently in post-production. In addition to playing the lead role of Ben Harper Facinelli’s production company Facinelli Films will serve as co-producers on the picture. “The volatile drug world of El Chico Blanco has themes of temptation and corruption that have intrigued me for some time now ” says Franklin. “I look forward to collaborating with Peter and Titan to bring this riveting story to life.” “I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Brad and Titan Worldwide Entertainment and am excited to get started on production ” says Facinelli. “Carl’s vision is perfectly in keeping with my script and I look forward to filming this as soon as I wrap on Breaking Dawn.” 

The film is being financed internally by Titan Worldwide Entertainment. Hyde Park Entertainment will be handling all foreign sales for the picture.