Adrian Grunberg is the Director of the upcoming film GET THE GRINGO which hits cinemas on the 31st of May. Accessreel.com had a 10 minute chat with him about the film, working with Mel Gibson, recreating the impressive Mexican Prison and everything inbetween.
This is Grunberg’s first time as the main man behind the camera but he’s been the Assistant Director on many films including Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Edge of Darkness, Man on Fire and Apocalypto. Grunberg also co-wrote the script with Gibson working closely with him for two years fine tuning the script from conception all the way through to production.
The odds are against him. So is everyone else. It’s been a bad day for Driver and it’s not getting any better. He just made a big haul of millions that would give him a nice summer vacation on easy street. A good idea that went south – literally.
During a high-speed car chase with the US Border Patrol and a bleeding body in his back seat, Driver flips his car smashing through the border wall, tumbling violently, coming to a stop…in Mexico. Apprehended by the Mexican authorities, he is sent to a hard-core prison where he enters the strange and dangerous world of “El Pueblito.” Not an easy place for an outsider such as Driver to survive, unless it’s with the help of someone who knows the ropes – a 10 year-old kid.
Click on the Play Button below to listen to the interview – transcription is coming soon. Thanks to Icon Films for letting us talk to Adrian.