Joel Silver & After Dark Buy “El Gringo”

After Dark Films has purchased Jonathan W. Stokes’s action script “El Gringo” which Joel Silver will executive produce says Deadline.

The story centers on an American who crosses the border into Mexico with a bullet in his arm and $2.3 million in cash, looking to head to Acapulco and retire on the beach.

He soon discovers quickly that his plan is easier said than done. Shooting would begin later this year.

Stokes also wrote the Wall Street-set action thriller “Murders and Acquisitions”, and wrote and directed the college grad drama “The Last Hurrah”