Ricardo de Montreuil has signed on to direct Lowriders, a coming-of-age drama in the vein of 8 Mile. According to THR, the film centers on a young kid who dreams of building the perfect lowrider: “When he finds fortune and fame, the local bad ass wants a piece of him, and he questions his pursuit of the American dream.” Cheo Hodari Coker (Notorious) will write the script based on an idea by producer Brian Grazer (Robin Hood).
De Montreuil is an up and comer from Peru. His Máncora was nominated for the grand jury prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, and his sci-fi short film The Raven made some some waves in industry and internet alike earlier this year. Hit the jump to check it out for yourself.