We haven’t seen much of Jonás Cuarón since he penned the stunning sci-fi film Gravity back in 2013, but he’s returned this week with Desierto, a tense thriller which he wrote and directed. Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Gael Garcia Bernal, it follows the plight of a group of Mexicans illegally crossing the US border somewhere in the desert.
After their truck breaks down, the group must travel on foot across the border, but once they’re on US soil, a lone gunman named Sam (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) decides to take border patrol into his own racist hands and systematically hunts them down. It ends up becoming a mano-a-mano battle between immigrant Moises (Gael Garcia Bernal) and Sam, as the two fight each other and the elements surrounding them.
At the recent press day for Desierto, we sat down with stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan to talk about how relevant the movie became after Donald Trump’s political statements, the challenges of filming in the desert, his role on The Walking Dead and more.
Hear what he had to say in the video above and be sure to catch Desierto as it’s now in theatres!