America Ferrera and Melissa Leo will star in American Tragic, a post-Iraq War drama from Latino film producer Maya Entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Ferrera will exec produce writer-director Ryan Piers Williams' story of a young soldier (Ryan O'Nan) who has trouble re-adjusting when he returns to his small hometown. He leaves his wife, mother and sister (Ferrera, Leo and June Diane Raphael) to travel the country in search of redemption.
Heather Rae (Frozen River) will produce the tentatively titled American Tragic with exec producer Sergio Aguero (Y Tu Mama Tambien). Ferrera's Take Fountain Prods. will receive production credit.
Principal photography is set for a February start in New Mexico.