After the gangsters who killed his father come to settle a score, a teenage boy and his mother turn the tables on the killers. Producer John Singleton (Four Brothers, Hustle & Flow) and writer / director Franc. Reyes (Empire) join forcers to tell the story of one Latino familyâ€™s quest for honor and revenge as the hunted become the hunters in the new thriller ILLEGAL TENDER.
Wilson De Leon, Jr. (Rick Gonzalez) is an exceptional college student with an adoring girlfriend, doting mother and a future full of promise. He has never wanted for anything, and he has never been forced to stand his ground. But when ghosts from his motherâ€™s past come back to haunt his present, he must defend his family and quickly turn into the strong man his father prayed heâ€™d become.
Nothing could stop Wilsonâ€™s mother, Millie (Wanda De Jesus), from protecting her two boys. Forced to flee her home after gangsters killed her husband, she made an oath to give her children only the best. But all that changes when an enemy from the past catches up with them. Itâ€™s finally time to take action â€“ and now, theyâ€™re done running.
ILLEGAR TENDER is produced by John Singelton and writer / director Franc. Reyes. Stars include Rick Gonzalez and Wanda De Jesus.
Universal will release ILLEGAL TENDER on August 24, 2007