The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that Lucy Hale, Nicholas Gonzalez, Leynar Gómez, Jorge A. Jimenez and Olivia Trujillo have signed up to star in survival thriller Borrego.
Borrego follows a young botanist who relocates to a small desert down to study an invasive plant species. While out on research, she comes to the aid of a downed plane only to find herself taken captive by an inexperienced drug mule who forces her to lead a trek across the sweltering desert to his drop. A local sheriff is drawn into the hunt as his rebellious daughter sets out to find the missing botanist, all the while being pursued by a local drug receiver.
Lucy Hale (whose credits include Kathy Keene and A Nice Girl Like You) will be playing the role of the botanist, while Nicholas Gonzalez (whose credits include The Good Doctor and Undone) will be playing the role of the sheriff.
The film is written and being directed by Jesse Harris, who will also be serving as a producer alongside Black Magic’s Greg Lauritano, Tucci & Company’s Damiano and Tiziano Tucci. Lucy Hale will serve as executive producer.