Ray Liotta has signed on to star in the new crime drama La Linea. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Esai Morales and Valerie Cruz have also joined this film, which is loosely based on the Arellano Felix drug cartel.

Andy Garcia may also join the project, playing the small but pivotal role of an ill Tijuana drug cartel kingpin. Morales will play a violent lieutenant who takes over the operation and becomes a loose cannon.

Liotta will star as a Los Angeles-based assassin who is hired to take down the lieutenant. Armand Assante, Joe Morton, Danny Trejo, Kevin Cage and Jason Connery round out the rest of the cast.

Shooting beings October 16th in Los Angeles and Tijuana.