Bonafide martial arts action star Michael Jai White (Blood And Bone, Mortal Kombat Legacy: Season One) is taking 2013 by storm with the latest from director Ernie Barbarash (Assassination Games, 6 Bullets) titled FAVELA. White himself has recently stated his role in the film as one he has waited his entire career to play.
FAVELA - The first installment of our new FALCON action franchise. The franchise will revolve around former marine John "Falcon" Chapman, a dark anti-hero driven by guilt, who will destroy himself unless given something else to destroy - a useful weapon-of-last-resort for the foreign ministry. The first movie, FAVELA, sees Chapman traveling to Brazil to hunt down his sister's killers, in the process discovering an underground world of drugs, prostitution, and police corruption ruled by the Japanese mafia. Directed by Ernie Barbarash and starring Michael Jai White as Chapman, the franchise will produce 1-2 movies a year following Chapman as he is sent to exotic locations to do the foreign ministry's dirty work.
The film has earned high praise at this year's Cannes Film Festival where it is currently being represented for international sales by Moonstone Entertainment. FAVELA also stars Laila Ali and Neal McDonough, with fight choreography by Larnell Stovall (Undisputed 3, Bunraku)
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