Eva Mendes is Queen Of The South

With Josh Hartnett and Sir Ben of Kingsley in the drug drama

What do you do if you’re a Mexican woman whose drug-smuggling boyfriend is murdered and you’re forced to flee to Spain? If you’re Teresa, the main character in Queen Of The South, you become the top drug-runner in Spain and plan on avenging your lover’s death. It’s a heart-warming tale of triumph over adversity. With drugs.

Eva Mendes is taking the lead as Teresa, with Josh Hartnett and Ben Kingsley also set to star in the adaptation of Arturo Perez Reverte’s novel. Jonathan Jakubowicz is directing and Variety wants a piece of the action.