Months away from its limited theatrical release in the U.S., "The Ministers" lets out a sneak peek through its trailer. Less than two minutes long, the promotional video for the drama thriller takes a look at the performances of John Leguizamo as twins Dante and Perfecto Mendoza, Harvey Keitel as senior detective Joe Bruno and Florencia Lozano as Celeste Santana.
Promising a gritty look at the unforeseen ramifications of race, religion, revenge and ethnic politics, this movie revolves around Celeste Santana, a NYPD detective whose father was murdered in the line of duty. One clue about her father's killer left on the crime scene was a pamphlet from a mysterious religious group known only as "The Ministers".
13 years after her father's death, The Ministers begins to kill again. While she is desperate to avenge her father's death, she is taken off the case and ordered to stay away from the investigation. Unbeknown to her, however, she is romantically involved with a member of the group. Now, her personal and professional lives are becoming murderously intertwined.
"The Ministers" is claimed to be inspired by true events. It is shot on location in Bronx with Franc. Reyes serving as writer and director. It is due to open in limited theaters across the U.S. in October.