In the film, Manny Perez plays a retired hitman known as La Soga who’s working his way through a powerful criminal group in search of his kidnapped girlfriend. As he takes on one group of would-be assassins in the clip, even with the numbers game against him, it’s clear that the criminals responsible have chosen the wrong person to abduct.
Here’s the official logline for La Soga Salvation: “Years after his last hit as a skilled and sought-after hitman under the alias La Soga, Luisito (Manny Perez) has finally settled down with his girlfriend Lía (Sarah Jorge Leon) in a quiet seaside town. Unfortunately, his past isn’t done with him. When criminal contractor Jimmy Mac finds himself in need of a skilled hitman to take out a powerful Dominican drug lord, he can think of no better man for the job than La Soga. Lía is now kidnapped, leaving Luisito with no other choice than to re-enter the criminal underworld and take on a crew of dangerous killers, including a particularly mysterious assassin, Dani (Hada Vanessa), who has long awaited the chance to even the score with her rival, La Soga.”
You can watch the footage below.
The film was picked up by Screen Media in North America after first screening at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival. Manny Perez (Pride & Glory, Homeland) wrote, directed, and produced in addition to starring in the lead role. The movie also stars Chris McGarry (Lucifer), Juan Fernández (The Collector), Hada Vanessa (La Bruja), and Sarah Jorge Leon (La Siete Muertes).
La Soga Salvation Marks the Directorial Debut for Manny Perez
This is the first movie as a director for Manny Perez. He is also producing through Conuco Productions. The deal with Screen Media was neogtiated with Perez and Steven Beery of Lewis Brisbois by Seth Needle, EVP of Global Acquisitions and Co-Productions.
“I am so grateful that Screen Media will be releasing my first feature as a director,” Perez said when Screen Media acquired the rights, per Variety. “They have released a few other films where I was either the producer or the actor, so I feel like I am right back at home with the family that has taken care of me and now they will be handling my baby, La Soga Salvation.”
A statement from Screen Media added: “We found ourselves passionate about the thrilling and heartfelt story Manny has crafted and know audiences will feel the same. We couldn’t be more excited to play a small role in Manny’s continued creative growth as a star, director, writer, and producer.”
Screen Media was also behind the release of Casey Tebo’s horror-comedy movie Black Friday with Bruce Campbell and Devon Sawa. Their other recent releases include Best Sellers with Michael Caine and Aubrey Plaza as well as Naked Singularity with John Boyega and Olivia Cooke.
La Soga Salvation is set to release on January 28, 2022.