Hank Schyma and Johnny Falstaff just released the trailer for their new film, "The Hunchback of Mexico," this week. And aside from promising a slick, scenic story, it casts Falstaff as a pretty convincing leading man. Who knew?
The film is set in 1848 and was written by Falstaff and directed by Schyma, who also collaborated on last year's "Honky Tonk Blood." They provide the soundtrack, along with the Southern Backtones.
Schyma sums up the film like this: ""In 1810, a young man who makes his living as a highwayman accidentally kills a well-to-do couple on the road. He flees to Mexico to live out his days in repentance at a remote mission, about the same time a devilish prisoner is brought in to be kept secretly incarcerated. Years go by, and the U.S. is expanding via Manifest Destinyy. Mexico is in economic and political chaos, and the prisoner escapes. The highwayman takes it as a sign that this may be his chance to make things right and sets foot in pursuit, along with an unlikely hero -- a deformed little Mexican boy, the Hunchback of Mexico."
The film is still casting and has shot scenes in Arizona, Big Bend and Madisonville. No release date as of yet, and a website should be up in the "near future."