Ron Perlman Hits The Road In Mexican Actioner The Jesuit

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Even though principal photography has long since wrapped, and the movie is deep in post, one new member of cast of The Jesuit has just been announced. The news comes from Variety, who have learned that Sons Of Anarchy’s Ron Perlman was a late addition to the shoot.

The film is based on a script by Taxi Driver‘s Paul Schrader, who revealed his first impression of the finished product as “a badass exploitation film with a black soul and shoot-from-the-hip style.” Directed by Alfonso Pineda Ulloa, the movie centres around a wrongly incarcerated man whose ex-wife is murdered by her ex-boyfriend. That’s not the worst part: his son is also kidnapped. Busting out of the pen, The Jesuit embarks on a mission to find his son and take down the man who killed his ex.

Perlman is onboard playing the movie’s villainous gangbanger – who sounds not too dissimilar to his Sons counterpart, Clay Morrow. The actor recently spoke of his reasons for choosing the flick, saying:

“As is most always the case, I was impressed by the writing and the people involved in the process… and of course, it didn’t hurt that it was shooting in Mexico, a place I have been enchanted by since ‘Cronos’ in 1992.”

Also onboard are Jose Maria Yaspik as The Jesuit, Heidrich Sellati as The Jesuit’s son, Paz Vega, Shannyn Sossamann and Tim Roth.

There’s currently no release date set for The Jesuit, but you can check out a plot summary below:

A road movie actioner, “The Jesuit,” turns on an ex-con, wrongly imprisoned, called The Jesuit, whose ex-wife is murdered by her boyfriend who then kidnaps his son. The Jesuit devises an elaborate plan to save his son and avenge the murder, embarking on a revenge rampage from Texas through Mexico to its deep, deep jungle in Mexico’s south. .