Alex Heffes is reteaming with director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Thirteen, Lords of Dogtown) on the upcoming crime thriller Miss Bala. The film starring Gina Rodriguez, Ismael Cruz C√≥rdova, Matt Lauria and Cristina Rodlo is based on the 2011 Mexican film of the same title (directed by Gerardo Naranjo and scored by Emilio Kauderer) and centers on a woman who, after her friend goes missing in Tijuana, finds herself a pawn in a dangerous game being played by the CIA, the DEA and a charismatic young crime boss. Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer has written the screenplay. Kevin Misher (Public Enemies, The Interpreter, The Scorpion King) and Pablo Cruz are producing the project. Heffes has previously collaborated with Hardwicke on 2011’s Red Riding Hood. Miss Bala is set to be released on January 25, 2019 by Sony Pictures.

As previously reported, Heffes (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, The Last King of Scotland, Roots, 11.22.63, State of Play) also has the documentary The Elephant Queen coming up.