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Daily Variety

Sheen signs on the 'Line'

Thesp to star in Spottl's helming debut


Martin Sheen has landed a role in the indie pic "Across the Line" for Brian Duncan's High Water Films and Randall Emmett Films.

Pic marks the feature directing debut of shorts filmmaker 
Martin Spottl. Written by Sigal Erez and Spottl, "Across the Line" is a suspense thriller set on the Texas border about a small-town sheriff who exposes a major drug scandal in the U.S. Border Patrol.

Sheen will play a compassionate diner owner and close friend of the sheriff's, who offers refuge and work to recently arrived immigrants, including a key witness in the case.

The producers are still in negotiations for the starring role of the sheriff. Erez, a Latina writer-actress, is set to play a role in the film.

Pic is scheduled to start shooting in Texas and Arizona in mid-October. Emmett recently went into production on "Speedway Junky."

Sheen was represented by his manager Glynnis Liberty of the Liberty Co. Duncan and Emmett represented the producers.

full article at Variety.com

La Opinion

All Movie Guide

"Across the Line"

"Beginning with the believable decision to smuggle herself into the States -- a family-ripping dramatic climax many films would have been happy to end with -- to the very clever twist near the end as the main villain is exposed, Across the Line belies its indie origins and overcomes genre shortcomings with ample amounts of authenticity..."

Buzz McClain

All Movie Guide

full review at allmovie.com



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