Neon Acquires Alejandro Landes Award Winning 'Monos'
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Neon has acquired U.S. rights to Monos, from director Alejandro Landes, which world premiered Saturday night in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition, as well as winning the Special Jury Award at the Sundance. Monos is described as a “survivalist saga” tracking a young group of soldiers and rebels training on a remote mountain in Latin America with an American hostage played by Julianne Nicholson. The teenage commandos, who have nicknames like Rambo, Smurg, Bigfoot, Wolf and Boom-Boom, perform military training exercises while watching over a prisoner and a conscripted dairy cow for a shadow force know only as The Organization. After an ambush drives the squadron into the jungle, the mission begins to collapse.
Landres co-wrote the film’s screenplay with Alexis Dos Santos.The producers are Landes & Fernando Epstein as well as Santiago Zapata and Cristina Landes. The cast features Nicholson as well as Moisés Arias, Sofia Buenaventura, Deiby Rueda, Karen Quintero and Laura Castrillón.
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